This is a great dessert. It is so easy to make. It does not require any baking and it is delicious. I like to take it to someone's house as a gift. If you have guests over, it makes a great conversational piece. I made this one when I had some family visiting. The oreo cookies look just like dirt. I have seen variations where they put it in a sand bucket and serve it with shovels. Here is the recipe:
1 package of Oreo cookies(I use the generic from Wal -Mart. They work just fine).
8oz. package of cream cheese
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of soft butter
2 packages of 3oz. Vanilla pudding
12oz. of cool whip
1 large flower pot (I use a plastic one)
Decorations: silk plants
Line flower pot with foil. Blend the Oreo cookies in a food processor to make crumbs. This is what looks like dirt. Mix pudding according to the directions. In a medium bowl mix cream cheese , butter and sugar with electric mixer. In a large bowl blend this mixture with the pudding. Fold in the cool whip. Put one layer of the cookie crumb mixture in the bottom of the flower pot. Then, put a layer of the filling. Alternate until the pot is full ending with the cookie crumbs. Make sure you have enough cookie crumbs so you do not see the filling. It should look just like a pot of dirt. Chill for several hours. When you are ready to serve it, insert the flowers. Lastly, enjoy it!!