I hadn’t made this in a while and decided it was the ideal dessert for our April Fool’s Day Craft Nite potluck! I was so so right! It turned out FANTASTIC! The secret… real whipped cream. You can use Cool Whip, but you really don’t want to… :o)
Crush up chocolate sandwich cookies in your food processor to make the “dirt”. You don’t even need to remove the filling. Just process the heck out of them and they’ll look just like potting soil.
First whip 1 cup of whipping cream until thick. Stir together 4 Tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1 Tablespoon of instant clear gel (to stabilize cream). Add to whipped cream along with 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Whip until very thick. *You can also use an 8oz tub of whipped topping.
Cream 4 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Mix until smooth
Beat 1 3/4 cups milk with one 3 oz box of chocolate instant pudding mix until thick.
Mix together the pudding and cream cheese mixture.
Fold in whipped cream.