Tuesday, June 16

Kansas Dirt

My Kansas State Alpha Chis out there may remember Chuck. Chuck was our cook at the Alpha Chi Omega house. Chuck was really no one's friend. Chuck was kinda, well for lack of a better phrase, A Grumpy Old Man. Chuck's food was good and his desserts were even better.

Mr. Grumpy used to make this dessert that we all just loved. He called it Kansas Dirt, appetizing I know. He would never tell us what was in it. Never. Even to the day we let him go... don't worry though, he became a greeter at Wal-mart (I am not joking), he would not tell us exactly what was in it. I never knew. Until I went to Nick and Stacy's.

While Nick and Stacy were putting me up, at their place in Los Angles, Stacy made a dessert. A dessert that was oddly familiar to my taste buds. Chuck's Kansas Dirt. Since Stacy is not a Grumpy Old Man like Chuck she gave me the recipe. Sweet Stacy.

Kansas Dirt:

Oreos or Graham Crackers for Crust
4 t. Butter
2 small boxes Instant Lemon Pudding
Powdered Sugar
1 Box (softened) Cream Cheese
Whip Cream Topping
9 x 13 pan

You can make a graham cracker crust or an Oreo crust. I choose Oreo every time *surprise, surprise*.

Crust: Grind about 10-12 Oreos in a food processor. Put about 4 T. to the side for later and put the rest in your 9 x 13 pan. Mix ground Oreos and 4 t. melted butter until all Oreos are wet. Then, press evenly, to cover the bottom of the pan. Do not worry about the sides. Place that in the fridge.

Mix: Cream cheese, 1 cup of Powdered Sugar and 1 cup of Whip Cream. Spread over Oreo crust. Be careful here. You do not want to tear up the crust so spread lightly.

Mix, in another bowl, the 2 small Lemon Pudding Boxes with 2 3/4 cups of milk. Spread that over your Cream Cheese layer in your 9 x 13 pan.

Use the remainder of your Whip Cream to spread over your pudding layer. Top with the Oreos you previously ground and set aside.

Refrigerate for a few hours and eat! I personally like to scoop mine with an ice cream scooper and serve in small dessert bowls.


D Jaze said...

MMMMMM. That looks and sounds so good.

Shan Renee said...

YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!