Indulge in layers of creamy goodness, crunchy Oreos, and heavenly chocolate pudding with this delightful Oreo Delight Dessert. Perfect for potlucks, parties, or satisfying your sweet cravings, this easy-to-make dessert will become a family favorite.
1 package regular Oreos (about 36 cookies)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
16 oz Cool Whip, divided
1 (5.9-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding
2 3/4 cups cold milk
Prepare the Oreo Crust:
Crush the whole package of Oreos, either using a food processor or by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. Save 1 cup of the crushed Oreos for later use as a topping.
In a bowl, mix the remaining Oreo crumbs with melted butter until well combined.
Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish to create the crust. Ensure it’s evenly distributed and firm. Place the dish in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
Prepare the Cream Cheese Layer:
Using an electric mixer, combine softened cream cheese, half of the Cool Whip, and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mix until smooth and creamy.
Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the Oreo crust. Return the dish to the refrigerator while you make the pudding layer.
Prepare the Chocolate Pudding Layer:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the chocolate instant pudding mix and cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken.
Spread the pudding over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to firm up.
Complete the Dessert:
Spread the remaining half of the Cool Whip over the chocolate pudding layer, creating a smooth and creamy topping.
Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of Oreo crumbs over the Cool Whip layer, ensuring an even distribution.
Chill and Serve:
Cover the dessert with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the layers to set and flavors to meld together.
Serve and Enjoy:
Slice into squares and serve chilled. Each bite offers a delightful combination of creamy filling, crunchy Oreo crumbs, and luscious chocolate pudding.
This Oreo Delight Dessert is sure to please everyone with its irresistible taste and wonderful textures. Enjoy the heavenly layers of goodness and savor the delightful dessert experience!
Can I use Double Stuf Oreos for this recipe? Yes, you can use Double Stuf Oreos for a creamier and richer filling. The extra cream in Double Stuf Oreos will add a delicious twist to the dessert.
Can I make this dessert ahead of time? Absolutely! Oreo Lasagna is a great make-ahead dessert. In fact, it often tastes even better after chilling in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight, allowing the flavors to meld together.
How long does Oreo Lasagna last in the refrigerator? Oreo Lasagna can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days if properly covered. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container or tightly covered with plastic wrap to maintain its freshness.
Can I freeze Oreo Lasagna for later? While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze Oreo Lasagna. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze for up to 1-2 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Can I substitute the chocolate instant pudding with a different flavor? Yes, you can experiment with different pudding flavors like vanilla, cookies and cream, or even chocolate fudge. Each variation will give your Oreo Lasagna a unique twist, so feel free to get creative with the flavors.
How can I make this dessert more festive for holidays or special occasions? To make Oreo Lasagna more festive, you can garnish the top with colorful sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies for Christmas, or chocolate shavings. Additionally, you can drizzle chocolate syrup or caramel sauce over the top for an extra decadent touch.
Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip? Yes, you can use homemade whipped cream as a substitute for Cool Whip. To make whipped cream, whip heavy cream with a bit of powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Use it in the same quantity as the Cool Whip called for in the recipe.
Can I serve Oreo Lasagna in individual portions? Certainly! You can assemble Oreo Lasagna in individual dessert cups or small serving dishes for a personalized touch. Layer the ingredients in smaller containers to create individual servings for parties or gatherings.
Enjoy your Oreo Lasagna, and feel free to customize it to your taste and preferences!