April Fool’s Day Recipe – Bucket of Mud

April Fool’s Day is all about trickery. This easy and delicious dessert is just as fun to make as it is to eat!


Recipe provided by AllRecipes.com.

Bucket of Mud


  • 1 18-ounce package of Oreo cookies
  • 3.5 cups milk (skim, low-fat, or whole all work)
  • 2 3.5-ounce packages of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1.5 8-ounce packages cream cheese – softened to room temp
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter – softened to room temp
  • 1 8-ounce container of your favorite frozen-whipped topping (Like Cool Whip) – thawed
  • CLEAN and empty buckets
  • 1 package of candy bugs (such as gummy worms)


  • Using a blender or Vitamix, pulse the cookies until finely ground. Set aside in a separate bowl.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk and vanilla pudding mix, whisking until no lumps remain.
  • Using an electric or hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese and margarine (or butter) together until smooth. Stir in the pudding mixture until just combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cookie crumbs and whipped topping until blended.
  • Spoon the entire mixture into a bucket, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Decorate the bucket with your favorite gummy worms or candy bugs!