July 2, 2012

Classic Oreo Icebox Dessert



I have been craaaaaaving  this Oreo icebox dessert for about a month now, ever since our end-of-school ice cream party when my 'room mom' brought in Oreos for the students to put on their ice cream.  (Yes, I'm highly suggestable ... advertising works very well on me ... especially when there's chocolate involved.) 

I went right out that afternoon and bought a package of Oreos so I could whip up this dessert.  But can you believe I didn't actually make it until this  weekend?  Let me tell you, my friends, that's showing some serious restraint for me!  It's sad to say, willpower is not one of my key strengths.

But alas, I succombed to the call of the Oreo.

I love Oreos.  Don't we all?  Well, as much as I love them, I think I love them even more when they're surrounded by layers of pudding and whipped cream. 

Like in this no-bake icebox dessert.

It looks innocent enough, right?  Just some whipped cream with a sprinkling of crushed Oreos?


Ah, but then you cut in and reveal the delicious and devilish layers lurking inside!  Creamy goodness.  I love creamy goodness.



Quick ... grab your fork!  Oh, and your glass of milk ... you'll still need it.

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Oreo Icebox Dessert
Source:  My sister-in-law
Ingredients
1 (15 oz.) package Oreos, crushed
6 T. butter, melted
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened*
1 c. confectioners' sugar
1 large (5.1 oz.) box instant chocolate pudding* + milk to prepare, as specified on the pudding package
1 large (16 oz.) container Cool Whip whipped topping*


Directions
1.  Set aside about 1/4 cup crushed Oreos.  Mix remaining crushed Oreos with the melted butter.  Press into the bottom of a 9x13" pan.

2.  Combine cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; mix well.  Fold in 1/2 of the Cool Whip until well combined.  Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crushed Oreo layer.  Chill for 20 minutes.

3.  Prepare chocolate pudding according to package directions.  Spread over cream cheese layer.  Chill for 20 minutes.

4.  Spread remaining Cool Whip over the pudding layer.  Sprinkle reserved crushed Oreos on top.  Chill for 8 hours or overnight before serving.

*NOTE:  I use 1/3-less-fat Neufchatel cream cheese, sugar-free instant pudding (the ounces on the package will be less), and lite Cool Whip.  And it still tastes delicious!

Enjoy!


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43 comments:

  1. Yummy! Who doesn't love Oreos??
    Blessings,
    Leslie:)

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  2. Oh, love. This looks beyond delish and I want it RIGHT NOW. :)

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  3. Yes yes yes! This is the perfect dessert to celebrate summer. Pinned :)

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    1. Nice and cool and creamy, to beat the heat. And no-bake! ... so, yes, just perfect for summer!

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  4. Yum!!! This looks so good. I think my aunt has made something similar to this before and it was delish! I meant to tell you thank you for the blogger award!! I really appreciated it!I have not been a very good blogger this summer but things will change. I'll be posting my party soon so I hope you will link this yummy dessert!! Kristen

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  5. This looks so yummy. It wouldn't last long at our house. Thanks for sharing. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  6. Oh my, this sounds and looks delicious! I just may need to share this one in my food blog, if it's okay with you! Of course, giving you credit. Thank you for sharing! Perfect for the summer. Debbie @ www.justdelicious.org

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    1. That's fine with me, Debbie! It IS a great one for summer, and who doesn't love an Oreo?? :-)

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  7. I am so going to make this. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Kristen's Creations. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. This looks to DIE for! I can only imagine how amazing it must taste! This is perfect for my daughter's birthday- she loves Oreos and doesn't like cake! PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. What a great summertime dessert, we will just love this recipe, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. *drools* This looks FABULOUS! I'm pinning for future reference.

    I am your newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and link this up to my Monday party. http://www.jamscorner.com/search/label/Monday%20Party

    Have a great evening!

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  11. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-31.html

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  12. This is a great summer dessert! Oreos rock!

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  13. You had me at oreos & no bake. Looks awesome!

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  14. I'd say it takes serious restraint to resist something this fantastically yummy and tempting. Looks fabulous...just can't beat oreos on top & bottom. MMMM! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

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  15. This looks so good ...thanks for sharing it!
    Francine

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  16. That looks like a perfect summer dessert!

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  17. Ice box desserts are the best! Especially in summer when I don't want to use the oven. I'm bookmarking this recipe!

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  18. What a fun, refreshing dessert. My kids would LOVE this!

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  19. My kids would love this. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  20. Tracey - Congratulations! Your recipe is featured over on Weekend Potluck this week. Thank you so much for linking up & we appreciate you linking back to Weekend Potluck within your blog post as well. I've pinned this one! Have a great weekend!
    http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/07/weekend-potluck-26.html#

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  21. YUM! Congratulations on being featured at the Weekend Potluck! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. You are so right...oreos are 10 times better surrounded by creamy goodness:-) This looks amazing!!!!

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  24. My daughter hates cream cheese, I wonder what I could use instead.

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    1. I haven't tried to substitute for the cream cheese, Tonia ... but a couple of options come to mind. 1. You could omit the cream cheese layer altogether. 2. You could try sour cream instead of cream cheese. 3. You could just increase the amount of Cool Whip and make the cream cheese layer just a Cool Whip layer ... though be careful spreading the pudding layer on top, because the layer below won't be as firm. Let me know if you give any of these modifications a try!

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    2. Another option is to use either vanilla or butterscotch pudding and mix it with the cool whip. We have a similar recipe round these parts with a shortbread base called "sex in a pan". ; )

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    3. You could use ricotta cheese and sweeten it the same way. I do this all the time.

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  25. hi..i was wondering do you crush the whole oreo? filling included??

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  26. What size pan do you put this in?

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  27. For the pudding you have listed 1 large box ( 5.1 oz). I've only seen a 2.1 oz box. Was this a typo or do I need to double the boxes?

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  28. Devilish layers indeed!!! And no, I've never met anyone who does't love Oreos! Can't wait for an occassion to make this!

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  29. Hi, just wondering if anyone could help me so I don't mess this recipe up.

    What do the T and c. stand for in the recipe, used here:

    6 T. butter, melted
    1 c. confectioners' sugar

    I'm a Brit, so just need someone to make sure I don't mistranslate an American measurement! :) Looking forward to making this.

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    1. T. is the abbreviation for tablespoon anc c. is the abbreviation for cup. Enjoy!

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  30. I just made this for valentines day for the hubby. I used peanut butter oreos for the bottom ( he LOVES PB) and I used regular oreos for the crumble on top. This was so.darn.good. Awesome recipe. The pudding in the middle almost makes it taste like "french silk pie", and the touch of peanut butter is really yummy ( if you like that sort of thing!).

    Thanks!!!

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  31. This was delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  32. Totally making this for Thanksgiving desert :)

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