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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. 

overhead view of oreo sand pudding in a blue beach pail

Golden Oreo Dirt Recipe

Mary Beth
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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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 310 kcal


Beach Pail


  • 24 Golden Oreos about 2/3 of a package, crushed
  • 2 3.4 ounce packages of vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces light brown sugar for garnish


  • 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 1/2 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.


Nutrition Facts
Golden Oreo Dirt Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 353IU7%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Beach inspired dessert, Cool Whip Dirt Pudding, Golden Oreo Dirt Pudding, Oreo Sand Pudding
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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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