“Dirt” Flower Pots and Walkers Giveaway

“Dirt” cake reminds me of hot summers, barbecues, and outdoor eating. When I was a kid, I used to get so excited for dessert once I spotted the flower pot set out on checkered tablecloth with the other desserts. This dessert is really easy to make, requires no cooking, and looks just adorable. You can really dress it up with flowers, worms, or even mini Scottie dogs.

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

As a member of the Walkers Shortbread Ambassador program, I was sent packs of Walkers’ pure butter Scottie Dog Shortbread cookies, which help support the company’s sponsorship of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (ASPCA). Walkers has recently launched a Chocolate version of the cookie as well. In 2012 (the original Scottie Shortbread was launched in January 2012, Walkers raised over $25,000 for the ASPCA. For 2013, the company has doubled its minimum donation amount to $50,000. Ten cents from the sale of every Scottie Dog Shortbread 3.9-ounce carton and 20 cents for larger cartons will be donated to the ASPCA.

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert
To help spread the word about these cookies and their partnership, Walkers is giving away a Scottie Dog Tin! To enter, just use the widget below.

Source: walkersus.com

Source: walkersus.com

Walkers has also graciously given all readers a promo code that gives you free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Even better, when you purchase Scottie dog cookies or tin, Walkers will donate an additional $1 to the ASPCA. Just use promo code ICCTSCOTTIES.

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

Now, back to the recipe.

 

Ingredients (serves 8, or makes 4 small flower pots):

  • 1 package of Oreos
  • 2 graham crackers (optional)
  • 2 packs of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 1 box of Walkers Scottie Dog Shortbread Cookies (Chocolate or Original)
  • Gummy worms (optional)

For decoration (optional):

  • small flower pots (I used 6 inch pots)
  • organic flowers, or fake flowers
  • straws

 

Note: You don’t have to put the “dirt” in flower pots. It will taste just as delicious in a trifle bowl, individual bowls, etc. If using fresh flowers, be sure to use organic flowers. You don’t want flowers with pesticides in your food!

 

To make, crush the Oreo cookies. You can add them to a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin, or if you’re super lazy like me you can use a food processor. Add to a large bowl and reserve.

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If you’d like, you can add some graham crackers to add a lighter “dirt” color. I removed all but 2 cups of the Oreo crumbs from the food processor and added 2 graham crackers, pulsing to combine. This lighter mixture will be my top layer.

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Add the pudding packs and confectioners sugar to a large bowl and mix to combine.

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Add the milk and whisk for 2 minutes.

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Add the cream cheese and whipped topping and whisk until fully combined.

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The mixture will get light and fluffy.

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Now you’re ready to assemble! If using a flower pot, fill the draining hole at the bottom with cookie pieces. Fill the bottom with cookie crumbs.

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Measure a straw to be about an inch below the top of the flower pot. Add the cut straw to the middle of the pot.

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Surround with a layer of the pudding mixture.

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Add an organic flower to the straw and continue to fill the pot with the layers until you reach the top. Use the graham cracker-Oreo mixture as the top layer.

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

You can also add gummy worms to the pot. Add the worms in before your final layer of pudding. Top with the graham cracker-Oreo mixture.

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

Add the Scottie dog cookies. Have them sniffing around or trying to dig up the flowers.

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

This pesky puppy already has managed to dirty up his paws in the flowers. Cute, right?

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

These pots are a good size to share between two people. But if you eat one on your own, no judgement here. They are really yummy. And those little Scottie dogs are more than cute, the cookies are delicious!

"Dirt" Flow Pot Dessert

So next time you need to bring a dessert to a barbecue, consider bringing along a pot of dirt with some little digging friends!

 

On to the giveaway: use the widget below to enter to win a Walkers Scottie Dog Tin!

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“Dirt” Flower Pots and Walkers Giveaway
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Recipe type: Dessert, Quick, Make Ahead
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package of Oreos
  • 2 graham crackers (optional)
  • 2 packs of instant chocolate pudding
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 1 box of Walkers Scottie Dog Shortbread Cookies (Chocolate or Original)
  • Gummy worms (optional)
For decoration (optional):
  • small flower pots (I used 6 in pots)
  • organic flowers, or fake flowers
  • straws
Instructions
  1. To make, crush the Oreo cookies. You can add them to a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin, or if you’re super lazy like me you can use a food processor. Add to a large bowl and reserve.
  2. If you’d like, you can add some graham crackers to add a lighter “dirt” color. I removed all but 2 cups of the Oreo crumbs from the food processor and added 2 graham crackers, pulsing to combine. This lighter mixture will be my top layer.
  3. Add the pudding packs and confectioners sugar to a large bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Add the milk and whisk for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the cream cheese and whipped topping and whisk until fully combined. The mixture will get light and fluffy.
  6. Now you’re ready to assemble! If using a flower pot, fill the draining hole at the bottom with cookie pieces. Fill the bottom with cookie crumbs.
  7. Measure a straw to be about an inch below the top of the flower pot. Add the cut straw to the middle of the pot.
  8. Surround with a layer of the pudding mixture.
  9. Add an organic flower to the straw and continue to fill the pot with the layers until you reach the top. Use the graham cracker-Oreo mixture as the top layer.
  10. You can also add gummy worms to the pot. Add the worms in before your final layer of pudding. Top with the graham cracker-Oreo mixture.
  11. Add the Scottie dog cookies. Have them sniffing around or trying to dig up the flowers.
  12. Serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ a flower pot
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