No Bake Oreo Layer Dessert
No Bake Oreo Layer Dessert features an Oreo crust, a cream cheese layer, a chocolate pudding layer, and is topped with Cool Whip and more crushed Oreos.
Four years ago, I was looking for an Oreo-themed dessert to celebrate my grandpap’s 87th birthday. He’s always had a serious thing for Oreos; for as long as I can remember, there was always a cookie jar on my grandparents’ kitchen counter filled to the brim with Oreo cookies. So naturally, I try to whip up a new and different Oreo dessert for his birthday. In previous years, I’ve made a cookies and cream cake and cookies and cream ice cream cake (I also made black forest cake one year because he loves chocolate-covered cherries, as well!).
It so happened that one year I needed the dessert to be relatively quick and low maintenance, and I found this no-bake layered dessert with an Oreo crumb crust and layers of cream cheese and chocolate pudding to be utterly perfect.
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The dessert was an enormous hit with the whole family, especially my grandfather. Quick and easy no-bake desserts like this are an absolute staple for me during the summer months. Sometimes you just can’t bear to turn on an oven or spend hours making a mess of the kitchen; times like those call for desserts like this!
It wasn’t until the last couple of years that I started seeing desserts like this referring to as “lush” desserts. Like, this might be called Oreo lush dessert, or Oreo chocolate lush dessert… something to that effect. I’ve found that they all include a cookie or cracker crumb crust and two filling layers (either both pudding or one pudding and one cream cheese layer), then a layer of Cool Whip. I’m pretty sure I could live off of lush desserts all summer long. Who’s with me?
And while we’re at it, do you have any favorite layered no-bake (i.e. lush) desserts? I can’t wait to play around with more flavor combinations!
One year ago: Best Ever Potato Salad
Four years ago: Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars
Five years ago: Hamburger Buns
An easy no bake dessert with layers of Oreo crust, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, Cool Whip and more crushed Oreos.
For the Cream Cheese Layer:
tub Cool Whip
Make the Crust: Place the Oreo cookies in a large ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. The pieces should be in small crumbs, but still a little chunky, not completely fine crumbs. Set aside ½ cup of the crumbs for the topping, then transfer the remaining crumbs to a 9x13-inch pan and use a fork to mash them up a bit. Pour the melted butter over top and use the fork to combine, making sure that all of the crumbs are moistened. Press into an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while the cream cheese layer is prepared.
Make the Cream Cheese Layer: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low and gradually add the powdered sugar until it is all incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 30 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the Cool Whip. Spread in an even layer over the crust. Refrigerate while the pudding layer is prepared.
Make the Pudding Layer: In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow it to set. Use an offset spatula to spread the pudding in an even layer over the cream cheese mixture.
Spread the remaining 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with the reserved Oreo crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before serving.
Nutritional values are based on one serving
Saturated fat: 13g
Vitamin A: 13.4%
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This recipe was originally published on June 24, 2013.