Golden Oreo Dirt Pudding

Golden Oreo Dirt Pudding (Golden Oreo Sand Pudding with Cool Whip)


I love summer and I especially love the ocean.  The family and I haven't had a vacation in over 10 years so I'm getting a bit antsy longing for the sound of the waves, the smell of the water and the feel of sand beneath my feet.  Until then, I'll just dream with some Beach Inspired Desserts including this super easy to make Golden Oreo Sand Pudding. 

Overhead view of golden oreo dirt pudding with sand and beach flowers

Secret Sand

Even though the garnish looks like real sand, it's actually a dessert baker's secret, light brown sugar! All you need to do is make sure the brown sugar is fresh and it has the same light appearance of sand.

The cupcakes were bought ready-made since I didn't want to heat the house up by turning the oven on.

I chose vanilla cupcakes with a fluffy white frosting. I sprinkled some brown sugar on the top of them and added some edible sugar flowers.

Serving Surprise Beach Pail

A beach pail holds the Golden Oreo Sand Pudding. I purchased mine at the Dollar Tree and simply removed the plastic handle and replaced it with some sisal. 

Before using the pail for your no-bake dessert, you'll want to wash it out thoroughly and then line it with plastic wrap. 

📖 Recipe

Golden Oreo Dirt Recipe

This golden oreo dirt pudding, or as I like to call it, golden oreo sand pudding, is the perfect no-bake dessert to serve during the hot summer months. This would also make a great dessert for a beach-inspired celebration.
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overhead view of oreo sand pudding in a blue beach pail
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes


  • Beach Pail



  • Mix together powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla.
  • Once well mixed and smooth, gently fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Line beach pail with plastic wrap and add ½ of the crushed Oreos as a bottom layer.
  • Add pudding mixture and then add the remaining half of the crushed Oreos to the top.
  • Garnish with light brown sugar.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $6.00

To complete the display I placed some seashells and a starfish around the base of the pail and among the cupcakes. 

This beach-inspired dessert was part of a wonderful Fun in the Sun Blog Hop. Check out some of the other bloggers and blogs below!

Courtney from French Country Cottage shared her Summer Tablescape which was so dreamy summery chic!

Maryann from Domestically Speaking shared her Ultimate All American Sundae


DIY Paper Lanterns by Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Summer Centerpiece by Kim from Sand & Sisal 

Aloha Summer Wreath from Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage 

Porch Decor from Becca at Adventures in Decorating 

Beach Inspired Mantel from Heather at Setting for Four 

5 Summer Inspired Crafts from Debbie at Debbiedoo’s

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. Oh my word!!! Mary Beth that looks so amazing! I'm seriously in awe of how talented you are and this is just so fun! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You are too sweet and your comment means so much to me ~ thank you!!! 🙂

  2. Angelina-JoJo and Eloise says:

    SO SO SO, PRETTY!!! The colors are simply amazing and beach sand has never looked so edible!!! LOL!!
    You did a Fantastic job and thank you so much for sharing it with us!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Ohhhh ~ thank you, Angelina! I appreciate your kindness ~ hugs, mb

  3. That looks delicious ... I'm grabbing my spoon right now! I love how fun this is ... the presentation is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Becca ~ come on over ~ I have some left. 😉

  4. Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says:

    This whole post is just pure eye candy lady!!!! So pretty. The dessert sounds delish and I look forward to sharing the cupcake recipe!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Shannon! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Shelley ~ I headed over and linked up ~ I appreciate the invite! Have a lovely week. mb

  5. Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road says:

    Wow, I'm really impressed Mary Beth! What a talent you have. The cupcakes are just gorgeous!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I can't tell you how much I appreciate your sweet words, Kristin ~ it really means a lot to me! Thank you. 🙂

  6. lisa@ Cooking with Curls says:

    Those are so adorable! I grew up near the ocean, and now live in a corn field. Hopefully this fall I will finally make it back to breathe in some salt air 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I can't even imagine how wonderful it would be to live near the ocean! I hope you make it back this fall. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa.

  7. It looks absolutely amazing Mary Beth! I love this and your pictures are gorgeous too!!

  8. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    Your beach bucket cake is absolutely lovely, Mary Beth! I especially love the way you replaced the plastic handle with the sisal one!

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  10. Darn cute Mary Beth.


    1. Mary Beth says:

      Aw, shucks! Thanks so much, Miss Bliss! Have a wonderful day ~ hugs

  11. This sounds really good, and it is super cute in the sand bucket!

  12. Okay...this is seriously so stinkin cute and yummy looking!! Gonna try it for my gang this weekend.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Laura!

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  14. Katherines Corner says:

    I love everything about this beachy post. Pinned. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  15. Stunning photography girlfriend!! I'm simply amazed at the beautiful stylized photos you took - they really make me feel like I'm at the beach wiggling my toes in the sand! Yummy recipes too - what a fun way to celebrate summer!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Heather!

  16. Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile says:

    Mary Beth,
    Oh WOW, so pretty and fun for all ages. I LOVE the pictures, they are all amazing. Don't you just love summer fun in the sun. See you tomorrow at Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I do love summer fun in the sun, Wanda! Thanks so much for stopping by and I will definitely be over tomorrow for Tuesday Trivia. Hugs, Mary Beth

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  21. Kim @ Sand & Sisal says:

    Absolutely adorable!!! I had made a sand pail cake about ten years ago for my daughter's beach party and she loved it (not to mention how easy it was to make too!). Love the beautiful photos you took too! (sharing 7 pinning like crazy). 😉

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  27. Lisa @hooplapalooza says:

    oh this would make even Martha Stewart smile! :>D

    1. Mary Beth says:

      That is so sweet of you to say, Lisa ~ thank you!

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