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Lesson Overview
  • 45 Minutes
  • 2
  • K - 5th Grade
  • State Standards:
    Food Sciences

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Materials List
•20-ounce package chocolate sandwich cookie (like Oreos)
•8-ounce package low-fat cream cheese
•1 ½ stick butter (~ ¾ cup)
•1 cup powdered sugar
•2 packages vanilla instant pudding (6-serving size)
•3 ½ cups milk
•12-ounce container frozen dairy whipped topping
•New (unused) flower pot

Edible Soil Layers

Categories:  Agriculture ,  Food & Nutrition ,  Recipes

Create these edible dirt cakes for a special classroom event or for a celebration at the end of your plant unit.


  • Crush the cookies in a food processor
  • Cream together the cheese, butter and sugar
  • Mix the pudding, using the 3 ½ cups milk
  • Fold together the  cream cheese mix, pudding and whipped topping
  • Alternate layers of cookies and pudding mixture into a new flower pot(unused), ending with the cookies on top
  • Lay some gummy worms across the dirt, or insert a silk or plastic flower
  • Serve to students with a plastic sand pail, shovel, or clean garden trowel

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