Enjoy summer entertaining with this delicious, in my open best ever, Golden Oreo Dirt Recipe and some Beach Inspired Desserts!

Beach Inspired Desserts

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 {TREMENDOUSLY} 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.

Oreo Dirt Pudding in a sand bucket with edible sugar flowers, seashells, and "sand" with mini Beach Inspired Cupcakes

You don’t need to worry about the grit of sand in your teeth ~ the secret to the sandy-look is light brown sugar.

I removed the handle from a kid’s beach pail and replaced it with some sisal and used some seashells and a starfish to decorate the areas that were not touching the food. I added some edible flowers to decorate the top of the Beach Sand Dessert and the cupcakes {I’ll be posting the recipe for the Pina Colada cupcakes in a few days so stay tuned}.

Best Ever Golden Oreo Dirt Recipe

This can be served immediately or chilled for one hour before serving.

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24 golden Oreos {2/3 of a package} crushed

2 {3.4} ounce packages of vanilla instant pudding

2 cups milk

8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

8 ounces of Cool Whip, thawed

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Light brown sugar for garnish


  1. Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla. Once well mixed and smooth, gently fold in the Cool Whip.
  2. Whisk together milk and pudding and fold into Cool Whip mixture.
  3. Line beach pail with plastic wrap and add 1/2 of the crushed Oreos to the bottom.
  4. Add pudding mixture and then add the remaining half of the Oreos to the top.
  5. Garnish with light brown sugar.



2307 cal


94 g


231 g


29 g
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Fun In The Sun Blog Hop Summer Craft DIY

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

Tomorrow, Maryann from Domestically speaking will be sharing her Ultimate All American Sundae

Below are the hostesses so far {and their projects} and the upcoming hostesses

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

French Country Cottage 

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Domestically Speaking 

 At the Picket Fence  

Yellow Bliss Road  

JoJo and Eloise 

DIY Show Off

Thanks so much for stopping by!