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Sunday Night Dinner: Dessert Experiment #1

Talk about a belated Sunday night post…

Lately I’ve been trying to put unique spins on classic desserts.  I think it’s fun and my co-workers think it’s delicious … so really everyone wins.  Wind the clock back to September 6th and I brought in birthday treats: Dirt Cup Parfaits – a spin on the old school “dirt” dessert that we all loved as kids.  They were such a hit that multiple people went back for seconds.  I used the classic Dirt Recipe from Kraft, you can find by clicking here.  Here’s my spin:

Dessert Experiment #1: DIRT CUP PARFAITS

***Please note this recipe yields 10 cups***


1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups  cold milk
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
15 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups), divided
15 Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies, finely crushed
10 worm-shaped chewy fruit snacks
10 (6- to 7-oz.) paper or plastic cups


  1. BEAT pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Stir in COOL WHIP.
  2. FILL the bottom of each cup with one layer of crushed OREOs.
  3. PLACE 1-2 spoonfuls of dirt mixture into cups to cover OREOs.
  4. POUR one layer of crushed Chips Ahoy to cover mixture.
  5. REPEAT step 3: place 1-2 spoonfuls of dirt mixture into cups to cover OREOs.
  6. SPRINKLE top of dirt mixture with remaining OREO crumbs.
  7. PLACE 1-2 gummy worms in each parfait
  8. REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour before serving.



About thetwentysixthyear

September 6, 2011: I turn twenty-six years old. I live and work in downtown Chicago and really can't complain about too much -- great family, great friends, great life. So this is my personal blog. Experiencing and living my twenty-sixth year. I have no idea what to expect or where I'll be one year from now ... but one thing is certain: I will enjoy the ride.

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