I made this recipe the other day and the whole family loved it. I would have to say this is one of the best desserts I have had in a while.
As for "forced" changes, I used chocolate pudding because I couldn't get any vanilla. I also added 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture. Lastly, I used coarsely crushed Oreo cookies instead of the finely ground.
I was thinking that, next time, I may add a bit of cold mocha coffee to my mixture if I make this recipe with chocolate pudding again. Also, I'd like to try making the recipe with coarsely crushed Nutter Butter Peanut Butter cookies. Thanks for another awesome recipe. Regards, Cookin' Dad
Source: Posted by Gourmet Gal on old board August 23, 2000
Cream together and set aside:
1/4 cup margarine
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups milk
2 (6 ounce) packages French vanilla pudding
1 (12 ounce) Cool Whip
Beat milk and pudding 2 minutes with mixer. Fold in Cool Whip. Combine with cream cheese mixture. Crush 20 ounce packages of Oreo cookie in blender or food processor, a few at a time until the consistency of dirt.
Use a clean flower pot to serve. (I bought a brand new new plastic one that looks like clay, along with a new plastic trowel which I use for ONLY this purpose). Place 1/4 of cookie mixture in pot, then 1/3 of pudding mixture. Keep layering this until you end with "dirt" on top. Refrigerate. Put a few silk flowers in center, add some gummy worms "crawling" out of the pot!
Serve with a trowel.