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overhead view of oreo sand pudding in a blue beach pail

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Beach inspired dessert, Cool Whip Dirt Pudding, Golden Oreo Dirt Pudding, Oreo Sand Pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 310kcal
Author Mary Beth
Cost $6.00


  • 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.