Where do I begin? Today was one of those days that had so many slices I feel like I have a whole pie ready to serve and another one going in the oven! Let's see...
The best slice of my day was likely when my daughter and I made her birthday treat for tomorrow. Birthday number nine is on its way and she is pumped! She wanted mini dirt cakes to share with her classmates and all her former teachers. That amounts to about thirty cups of cake. I may have, at one point, looked at her and said, "Are you sure you don't want ice-cream sandwiches?" Nah, she wasn't having it and really I knew it would be fun.
We started by mixing up the pudding and milk to set up. The butter and cream cheese were busy softening on the counter while we crushed up two packs of Oreos. She then proceeded to lay out fifteen of the cups on the counter.
Next came the creaming of the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar with a splash of vanilla. It came together pretty quick but I soon realized I did not have room in my bowl to fold in all that pudding (6 1/2 cups) plus 24 oz. of whipped topping. We'd need to divide and conquer the ingredients. So about three bowls later we had everything mixed up and ready to layer.
I placed some crushed cookies in the bottom of each cup (we used little clear punch cups) she put on two ice cream scoop fulls of pudding mixture and I topped them with more cookie. When we finished all thirty of them I worked on pulling apart thirty little pieces of press and seal wrap to close up the tops of the cups.
After they sit through the night the bottom layer of cookie will kind of become one with the pudding and the top layer will stay a little bit crunchy. It really is a little cup of rich yummy goodness. Those kids better love them and I better get one since this year I happen to be her writing teacher one hour of the day. :)
Recipe from Just a Pinch Recipes:
I doubled everything to make thirty little servings plus had about a pie plate worth for my husband to take to work tomorrow.