I really like about this cake, which the kid's like for their birthday
cake, is that it's so easy to make that even a lousy cook, like me, can
do it. If you make a mistake it will probably taste even better!
And it's so fun to make that even the birthday child likes to help.
It's best to surprise your child the first time you make it though, because
when they come across the worms they will have that 'ouuuah' look on their
face that is priceless to see.
the way, it's great for all ages too, and if the teens don't like the gummy
worms, they can give the gift of a worm to someone they love... and they
wash pretty good too.
regular sized package of Oreo (or Mint Oreo) cookies. For a variation
in taste - add a half dozen mint cookies.
tub of Whipped cream
Pudding - Chocolate or Vanilla or whatever desired (For a big dirt
cake use two or more packages)
(for the instant pudding)
Worms (some stores offer this in the bulk/bins food section)
the Oreo cookies in the freezer, at least overnight. This makes the
cookies easier to blend in the blender to crush into a 'dirt like' substance.
Make 'dirt' with the whole package.
up the Instant Pudding and add the whipped cream. I like to swirl
the combo and not completely mix it.
- Put a layer of Oreo dirt in the bottom of the cake pan then a layer of
pudding/cream mix. Now put the worms strategically in the pudding.
Gross,... it looks so real!
another layer of pudding and Oreo dirt and then cover and put the cake
in the refrigerator for an hour or more. (This "worm" cake can be
layered as many times as there are ingredients.)
is a no-stress dirt cake. Have fun making it, looking at it and eating
it. Trick candles are fun for this type of cake, and vanilla
ice cream on the side.
the video camera out. Enjoy!!
sister), demonstrates how to make Dirt Cake
Healthy Bonus Recipe: ..
The best Pumpkin Seeds
that you've ever had - and a fun and healthy treat!
Don't throw out the seeds
from your pumpkins this year. After carving the pumpkin, have
the kids separate the seeds from the "goop" and then rinse the seeds in
water. They're pretty slippery so be careful not to lose them down
the sink. Drain them and put them in a tupperware container.
is the secret to having the best pumpkin seeds you've ever tasted
- Sink the seeds in olive oil and a teaspoon of salt, stir, cover and let
the seeds sit overnight (or all day if you start in the morning).
Sometimes I've even let the seed sit for 48 hours.
a huge cookie pan out and scoop and drain all the seeds out of the container
of oil and on to the cookie pan. You want a little oil on the cookie
sheet, but not too much. You might want to soak up some of the oil
with a couple of paper towels. Salt lightly, as you don't want to
take away from the good natural flavor of the pumpkin seed. You can
also use garlic salt if you like a garlic taste, but go lightly.
I've even put popcorn cheese on some of my seed bakes.
Expect to spoon out excess oil in the middle of cooking.
the heat on about 350 and cook for 20 minutes. Stir and drain any
oil. Cook another 20 minutes. Stir. It might take up to an
hour to cook, so keep checking the seeds every 20 minutes until they are
brown and are "crackling" in the oven. They should "crunch" when
you eat them. Oh, eat the whole shell and seed. There is no
need to separate the shell to get the inside seed out. It's going
to taste great and pumpkin seeds are very healthy treat and a wonderful
gift to give to your friends on holidays.
More Bonus Recipe...
SOME CHOCOLATE? (...Just a little?)
than go out and buy a whole candy bar, why don't you try this little recepe'
for that chocolate craving. It's healthier because you can use the
"no buzz" organic chocolate chips and peanut butter, and when you are done
you don't feel as guilty because you didn't eat a whole, 350+ calorie candy
bar. Here is a quick recipe that I made up to take care of those
horrible chocolate cravings.
a small cup (tupperware bowl is fine) and mix:
6 mini marshmallows (organic is best) OR one small packet of Xylo-Sweet
1 handful of Organic Chocolate
Chips (a healthy alternative)
2 maraschino cherries and a
A couple of broken up walnuts
(good brain food)
1/2 Teaspoon of Strawberry
Jam (or Hot Pepper Jam)
A tiny bit of Vanilla
1/2 Tablespoon of unsweetened
organic coconut flakes
1 spoonful of Peanut Butter
(organic is good too)
it in the microwave until you see the marshmallows puffing (about 25 seconds
in my microwave) and then quickly stir. Put back in the microwave
for about 20 more seconds and then quickly stir again. Mash up the
maraschino cherries and it becomes saucy. Regular Chocolate
Chips will give you a caffeine buzz, so if you want a good nights sleep
don't use non-organic chocolate chips with-in six hours before bedtime.
You can buy organic products at your local Health Food Store. If sugar
is a problem, then cut out the mini marshmallows and use all sugar-free
organic products in your mix or one packet of Xylo-Sweet or I recommend checking
out www.WheyLow.com for their diabetic
sugar - tastes fantastic. ...What
do I call this? I've never named it. Maybe I should call it
"Microwave Chocolate Delight?" ..
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