Irish Dirt Cakes

Making St. Patrick’s Day treats with kids is a delightful way to celebrate the holiday while bonding and fostering creativity. From green-themed cupcakes to shamrock-shaped cookies, involving children in the kitchen encourages learning, teamwork, and fun. Here is a fun recipe to make with them! Plus, the joy on their faces as they decorate their creations is priceless!


  • 2 rows mint oreos

  • Large box vanilla pudding

  • green & blue food dye

  • 8 oz cream cheese

  • 1/4 c sugar

  • 1 TBL vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream


  • Place cookies in large ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, set aside.

  • Make pudding according to box, but omit 1/2 c milk. Add six drops of green food dye and three blue to achieve a mint green color.

  • Allow pudding to set.

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and both extracts until smooth.

  • Slowly add chilled heavy whipping cream until thick peaks form.

  • In clear glasses or bowls, layer the cookies, pudding and whipped cream two or three times. Sprinkle remaining cookie crumbs on top.

We thank our friends at Out numbered 3-1 for this fun recipe!