Oreo dirt pie is about to be your favorite no-bake chocolate dessert. With just a few, simple ingredients you can make this delicious pie in less than 10 minutes!
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I am always a fan of quick and easy desserts and this one definitely checks all the boxes. The Oreo crust is filled with creamy chocolate pudding making the whole recipe a chocolate lover’s dream. Add a few Oreos on top, and you have one irresistible treat!
Oreo Dirt Pie Recipe
I first started making Oreo dirt pie as a summertime recipe for family gatherings and special occasions. It is a cold pudding pie so it is nice and refreshing in the heat of the summer along with Red White and Blue Popsicles and Oreo Ice Cream Cake. Then, my kids started asking for Oreo pie in the fall, too. Eventually, I started getting requests in the winter, too. So, Oreo dirt pie just became a year-round dessert in our house. It’s even made an appearance on the Thanksgiving table next to the pumpkin pie and pecan pie options!
Luckily the pie is extremely easy to make. I use store-bought Oreo crust to save time, but you can definitely make your own Oreo pie crust if you have a few extra minutes. The chocolatey crust gets filled with a fluffy mixture of chocolate pudding and Cool Whip. Then, I like to add a few crushed Oreos on top to give it that “dirt” appearance. Plus, you can never have too many Oreos, right? You can even add a few gummy worms for a fun, kid-friendly dirt pudding look.
The bottom line is that you need to make Oreo dirt pie ASAP. It is such an easy dessert that will satisfy any chocolate craving you may have. Plus, it’s fun to make and a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. From start to finish, I guarantee you’ll enjoy every last bite!
Ingredients for Oreo Dirt Pie
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Instant chocolate pudding – Be sure to use instant pudding which requires no cooking. The pudding mix starts to thicken and set the second it is mixed with the cold milk. It is the fastest way to make the filling for the dirt pie recipe!
- Cold milk – I like to use whole milk for this recipe. It is a dessert, after all, so add that extra creamy milk! It will make the dessert have the richest, most delicious taste.
- Vanilla extract
- Cool Whip – Let the Cool Whip thaw for a few minutes at room temperature. Just 5 minutes on the countertop will make the Cool Whip even easier to mix into the pudding.
- Oreo pie crust – Most grocery stores sell chocolate pie crusts made with Oreo cookies. They are typically right next to the pre-made graham cracker crusts in the baking section.
- Oreos – Extra Oreos make the best garnish for this easy pie recipe.
- Gummy worms – Gummy worms are optional, but they do make the pie a little bit more fun. I like to add gummy worms when I am making Oreo dirt pie for kids, but I skip the worms when I am serving the dessert to adults.
Here are a few recipe tweaks you may want to try.
- Replace the Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream. Use my homemade whipped cream recipe, and you will have the perfect amount of fluffy, sweet cream! This makes the pie even creamier and adds a homemade touch. Use an electric hand mixer to quickly fluffy the heavy cream!
- Rather than freezing the pie, simply pop it in the fridge to solidify! You will have a nice, thick, creamy pie that is just as delicious and even softer and creamier than a frozen pie that has a texture that is more ice-cream-like.
- Use regular chocolate pudding mix rather than Instant pudding mix. Just follow the directions on the box to cook the pudding correctly. Let the thick, cooked pudding cool before folding in the Cool Whip.
- Use instant vanilla pudding mix instead of chocolate. The dessert will not look quite as much like dirt, but it is still delicious in its own way! I like to use French vanilla pudding which has a bold vanilla taste.
How to Make Oreo Dirt Pie
- Make the filling: In a large bowl, whisk the dry pudding mix with the cold milk and vanilla extract. Whip until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip until completely mixed in.
- Fill the crust: Scoop the pudding mixture into the Oreo crust. Spread the pudding layer evenly in the crust.
- Add the toppings: Crush the Oreos, sprinkle the Oreo crumbs over the top of the pie, and add gummy worms, if using.
- Freeze: Freeze the Oreo pie for about 1-2 hours or until the pudding filling is set. Slice, and serve your chocolate dirt pie right away!
Mix a few chopped Oreos into the pudding filling. This will add even more chocolatey flavor along with a bit of crunch!
How to Store Oreo Dirt Pie
Keep the Oreo pie covered in the fridge for up to one week. You can also store the pie in the freezer for up to three months. Just keep the pie tightly wrapped in plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out in the freezer.
The best way to crush Oreos is to break them a little bit with your hands and then put the pieces into a food processor. Pulse the food processor until the Oreos are just crumbles! If you do not have a food processor, you can also put the Oreos in a plastic zippered bag and then use a rolling pin to smash the Oreos inside the bag. Both methods work great to make Oreo dirt!
This question has been researched and dissected at great length! The conclusion is simply the way the cookies are put into the packaging. The filling tends to stick to the inward-facing wafer. Heating and jostling within the factory seem to be the reason. We say just eat the cookie whole so you get frosting in every single bite!
Our delicious dirt pie recipe is made with a chocolate Oreo cookie crust that is filled with chocolate pudding mixed with Cool Whip. Extra Oreo “dirt” goes on top to make an irresistible dessert.
Oreo Dirt Pie
- Large mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoon
- 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
- 1 9" Oreo Pie crust
- 12 Oreos, crushed
- gummy worms (optional)
- Add the pudding mix to a large bowl. Add the cold milk and vanilla extract and whisk the pudding together until it is smooth and begins to thicken.1 box (3.4 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix, 2 cups cold milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Gently fold the Cool Whip into the chocolate pudding. Try not to stir too vigorously or the Cool Whip will lose its fluffy texture. Just fold slowly but thoroughly.1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
- Scoop the Pudding mix into the Oreo pie crust. Spread the mix evenly in the pan so that it is nice and flat.1 9" Oreo Pie crust
- Sprinkle the crushed Oreo “dirt” over the top of the pie.12 Oreos, crushed
- Place the pie in the freezer for 1-2 hours to set.
- Add a few gummy worms to the top of the pie before serving then enjoy!gummy worms (optional)