Make a Halloween pumpkin patch dirt cake full of Halloween colors and pumpkins. Instant pudding is turned orange and covered with cookie dirt and candy pumpkins for a kid-friendly dessert.
Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cake Recipe
Pumpkin patch dirt cake is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of both Halloween and fall in one delicious dish. Made with luscious orange milk, creamy pudding, and crunchy cookies.
Topped with cute candy pumpkins, this treat is a sweet treat for the taste buds. It is also the cutest dirt cake that resembles a miniature pumpkin patch. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween bash or just looking for a special treat, this cake promises to be the star of any autumnal gathering.
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Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cake Ingredients:
- Trumoo Orange Scream Milk – can be substituted with chocolate or white milk
- Instant vanilla pudding (or any other flavor you like)
- Chocolate sandwich cookies
- Small pumpkin candy like Brach’s Mallowcreme Pumpkins
How to Make the Dirt Cake
It’s been 10 years since I first created this recipe. Over the years, TruMoo has offered Orange Scream off and on. So, if you can not locate the TruMoo Orange Scream near you, just use regular milk and add a little orange food coloring to the milk. Another alternative is regular milk with an orange or orange cream pudding mix. Our local Kroger store has these in their store brand.
Prepare the pudding according to the package directions. Ours called for 2 cups of cold TruMoo Orange Scream for 1 package of instant vanilla pudding.
For other dirt cake recipes, I blend together cream cheese and/or whipped topping. But I wanted this to be a quick and easy recipe so it just has pudding. The kids didn’t mind at all. Check out How to Make a Dirt Cake Centerpiece if you want a more traditional recipe.
Spread the pudding in the bottom of a pie plate or any other dish you like. One pudding box did not make a ton of pudding. It makes enough to cover about an 8″ pie pan. If you want to make a large pumpkin patch, make 2-3 boxes of pudding.
Place the chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor and process until fine. I like to leave some of the cookies on the chunkier side. You can also use a plastic food storage bag and a rolling pin to crush the cookies.
Next, top the pudding with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies for a dirt layer. If you want, you can layer half the pudding, half the cookie crumbs, and repeat once more. Just make sure to end with the crushed cookie crumbs.
Gently place pumpkin candy on the dirt to make a little pumpkin patch. You could also take green frosting and pipe in vines between the pumpkins. Add gummy worms, too, for even more fun dirt cake action.
- Trumoo Orange Scream Milk
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- Chocolate sandwich cookies, ground in to crumbs
- Small pumpkin candy
- Prepare pudding according to directions on the box substituting Trumoo Orange Scream milk for regular milk. Let pudding sit for about 30 minutes to thicken.
- Spread pudding in to desired serving dish. Top with cookie crumbs and then pumpkin candy. Refrigerate or serve immediately.