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
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*
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!