It seems like the most requested dessert in my recipes repertoire is for Dirt Cake. It is so easy to make, I almost feel guilty when people go on and on about how good it is. Dirt Cake is always a real crowd-pleaser, especially for the kids.
Kids love it when I add gummy worms to the top of the dirt cake. I have seen other people serve dirt cake in flower pots and even the back of toy dump trucks. Such cute and creative ideas! I recently got a Sweet Creations Bake-A-Bowl for review (this product is available at Bed Bath and Beyond) and thought it would be the perfect way to bake up edible homemade Oreo bowls for serving dirt cake.
I was right. The Bake-A-Bowl makes it so easy to create all sorts of bowls from sweet (brownies, cookies) to savory (breads, burritos). And I speak from experience…a few months ago I tried a Pinterest idea/kitchen hack to use an upside down muffin pan to bake cookie bowls. That was a total disaster! I had a huge mess including burnt cookie all over the bottom of my oven. All of that could have been avoided with a Bake-A-Bowl.
The Bake-A-Bowl is designed to give you perfectly baked bowls and it could not be easier to use.
I made dirt cake for the first time using a homemade Oreo cookie recipe. I just used the chocolate cookie part of the recipe and left out the cream in the middle. The edible Oreo bowls turned out deliciously. I crumbled up a couple of the extra bowls and sprinkled the crumbs on top and around the desserts to look like real dirt.
Homemade Oreo Bowls Filled with Dirt Cake
Makes enough for 12 edible bowls
Oreo Cookie Bowls:
- 2 and 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 and 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Cookie Bowl Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
Beat the butter, egg and vanilla and sugar together until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Take a piece of dough a little bit larger than a golf ball size and use your fingers to evenly press the cookie dough into the Bake-A-Bowl cup. Repeat for the 5 remaining cups. Attach the top of the Bake-A-Bowl and bake cookie bowls in a 350 degree oven for 10-11 minutes until done.
Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from Bake-A-Bowl pan. Once they have been removed, they are ready to fill with the Dirt Cake filling.
Roll any leftover dough into 2 inch balls and bake for 6-8 minutes. Crumble these cookies to use on top of your dirt cake cookie bowls.
Dirt Cake Filling:
- 1 small box Vanilla pudding, prepared according to package directions
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
- Optional: Gummy Worms
- Prepare Vanilla pudding and set aside.
- Use a mixer to combine cream cheese and Cool Whip. Set aside.
- Once cookie bowls have cooled, spoon a layer of vanilla pudding into the bowl. Add a layer of the Cream Cheese/Cool Whip mixture. Sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top and stick a Gummy Worm or two in there to look like it is crawling out of the bowl.
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