||[Mar. 25th, 2009|08:01 am]
Basically just a Dirt Cake with spooky toppings. My mother made it for me one year for my birthday (I was born one week before Halloween, so I've always had Halloween birthdays ^_^).
1 16 oz. pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies (ex. Oreo)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 3.4 oz. pkgs. instant chocolate or vanilla flavor pudding
3 cups milk
1 12 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Rectangular and oval-shaped cookies, gummy worms, candy corn and pumpkins, plastic creepy-crawlies, etc
Crush the cookies until they resemble soil. Set aside.
Cream the butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Set aside. Combine the pudding mix and milk until well blended, then fold in whipped topping. Gently fold the cream cheese mixture and pudding mixture together.
To assemble cake, layer 1/3 of the crumbs on the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan followed by half the pudding mixture, half the remaining crumbs, the rest of the pudding mixture, then the remaining cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate overnight. About 30 minutes before serving, decorate w/ assorted toppings to make it look like a graveyard. Use decorator gel to make the cookies look like tombstones (Pepperidge Farm cookies are good for this), stick little candy bats on them, have gummy worms crawling out of the "dirt". The only limit is your imagination ^_^