Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter Bunny Dirt Cake

I know that Easter has come and gone, but this cake is just too darn cute not to share. Make sure to Pin this adorable cake so you're ready to go the next time that little bunny makes his way into town.

What You'll Need:
-1 large package instant chocolate pudding (+milk)
-1 tub Cool-Whip (thawed)
-7 oz shredded sweetened coconut (it come's in 14 oz bags so use half)
-green food coloring
-1 pkg regular Oreos (do not use the double stuffed)
-2 packages different colored Peeps
-candy eggs (whichever kind/brand you prefer)
-9x13 in. pan

Begin by making pudding according to the directions on the box. Place in refrigerator until set. While pudding is thickening, crush Oreos in a food processor or by hand. I didn't want to lug mine out and do the clean up so I crushed mine in a ziploc bag.

To the pudding, fold in the Cool Whip. Spread Cool Whip/ pudding mixture on top of the Oreos.

Next place coconut in a bowl and add a few drops of food coloring while mixing gently with a fork. You want to fluff the coconut as you add in the color so you don't smash it and it clump together.

Spread the coconut over the pudding mixture, then add your candy eggs. I ended up using Whooper eggs, but as long as it looks like an egg you can use whatever you like.

The final step is to place your Peeps in the "garden." You may need to wiggle them down in the pudding a little bit to keep them from leaning. I recommend waiting to place the Peeps right before serving as they could become soggy if they sit in the pudding mixture too long. 

*PS: I know coconut isn't for everyone and many people either love it or hate it. I'm thinking you may also be able to make this cake with shredded white chocolate, but I haven't tried it yet. Let me know if you do and how it turns out.

*PPS: You can also sub out the eggs and bunnies for candy worms and serve this cake all throughout Summer.

Linking up with SusanAlesha, & Kate
7 comments on "Easter Bunny Dirt Cake"
  1. This came out adorable!! I almost made this for Easter this year too but I don't like coconut and didn't feel like whipping up frosting as a substitute haha - definitely wanting to next year after seeing how delicious yours looks!

    1. I don't like coconut and didn't even eat this, but it was too cute not to make:) Thank goodness I had family that ate it!

  2. Such a cute cake, and it looks DELISH! Definitely going to make this next year :-D

    1. If you like coconut then this is perfect:)

  3. Wish I would have thought to make something like this for our easter dinner. Looks so festive, delicious and pretty easy to put together.

    1. SUPER easy to do, but everything will think you were slaving away in the kitchen:)

  4. This is so darn cute! I'll have to make it next year.