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Don’t forget dessert! This Easter Bunny Trifle will make for an adorable edible centerpiece this Easter!
Can you feel it? Spring is almost here! Which means, Easter will be here before we know it. Any holiday is a great excuse to whip up a tasty dessert to share with friends and family. This is especially true for Easter. As we gather together to celebrate Easter there is bound to be plenty of food to share.
Easter Bunny Dirt Cake Trifle Recipe
- 1 3 count box of Bunny Peeps or any other bunny shaped candy
- Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs
- 1 box of Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix: Chocolate Fudge
- 1 Family Size Oreos crushed
- 1 Family Size Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix
- 1 8 oz tub of Whipped Topping
Additional ingredients needed:
- water, oil, and eggs to make cake according to package directions
- milk for pudding
- First mix and bake cake in a 13×9 inch baking dish according to package instructions. Set aside and allow to cool completely before assembling your trifle.
- After the cake has completely cooled, divide the cake into 3 equal sections.
- Slice each section into small 1 inch cubes and set aside. In a mixing bowl, mix together the chocolate pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk (which is half of the milk that the box requires).
- Then fold in the whipped topping with a rubber spatula until it is combined with the pudding mixture. Set aside. Divide the crushed Oreos into 3 equal portions.
To Assemble the Trifle:
- To assemble the trifle, begin layer each ingredient (the cake, pudding, and crushed Oreos) into a trifle dish making sure to end the layers with crushed Oreos on the top to resemble "dirt".
- Next, take a wooden cooking skewer and slide the peep bunny onto one end of it. Place the bunny into the center of the dirt cake.
- Finish the trifle by adding Hershey's Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs around the top of the dirt cake.
I think this cake is just as adorable as it is delicious. Not only is it delicious but it is also fun to make! The kids will have a blast decorating this trifle for the Easter.
Children could help with the layering of the ingredients into the trifle dish or adding those finishing touches of the Easter Eggs and Bunny to the top of the dirt cake.
Yum! I can already taste this trifle.
Made this! Turned out pretty good! I’m going to try making the pudding less thick next time. I looked at a lot of different dirt cake recipes and I liked this one bc no extra butter and cake addition. Thanks so much!
This looks so cute and so simple to make! Do you remove the oreo filling or keep it and have it crushed with the cookies?
There is no need to separate the cookie and filling, keep the Oreos whole. Crush the filling and cookie together.
Hi it doesn’t look like you used vanilla filled oreos. How come I dont see any of the cream filling? Did you use chocolate filled oreos? :)
I used regular Oreos with the vanilla filling for this recipe. When you crush up the Oreos the vanilla filling gets a little lost in the crumbs but it is still there.
Can you make this in advance or will the cake get mushy?
A day ahead would be fine.
Can I make this overnight to put in the refrigerator? Or is it best to make the day of?
Absolutely! It is probably best if you make it the day before and store in the refrigerator overnight to serve the next day. Making the day before will allow all of the ingredients to be nice and cool when it comes to serving as well as help to soften the Oreo cookies.
Wow Super Easy to make… ill differently every making this again
What size trifle is used? I have one, but it may be a little bigger than the one pictured.
I used a trifle dish similar to this trifle bowl with pedestal. I think it is about 4 quarts. Any large glass container will work with this recipe.
Absolutely a hit. It was easy and delicious. I love chocolate and this dessert was awesome!
I made this for Easter and have been making it at every holiday since! It is a hit, and so easy to make! I like to prepare everything the night before.. but not assemble it until the day of. I feel that this helps keep the Oreos nice and crunchy. I haven’t tried assembling the whole thing the night before, so can’t speak to the crunchy-ness.
I also make extra of the whipped cream/pudding mixture. I just can’t get enough of it and I feel like the recipe is just shy of what I need/like.
I’m so happy to hear that you like this dessert. It is one of our favorites as well. Thanks for the tip on how to keep the Oreos crunchy!