Monday, January 11, 2021

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookie Dessert Trifle

This dessert trifle has layers of pudding, mint Oreos, and whipped cream in a glass bowl. Make this stunning treat for any occasion.

close up titled photo: chocolate mint cookie dessert trifle
There are so many different flavor combinations you can make with a trifle - the sky’s the limit!

In this particular recipe, creamy pudding and whipped cream are layered with crunchy chocolate mint cookies and melt in your mouth Andes mints. The final result is both decadent and refreshing.

Double Chocolate Caramel Turtle Trifle is another rich chocolatey dessert that uses brownies, fudge, caramel, and chopped pecans to create that famous candy flavor.

For a lighter option, try my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle. Get that creamy cheesecake texture without all the effort, since this comes together in just 15 minutes!

Or, make Pumpkin Sweet Cream Chocolate Trifle for a seasonally inspired treat that’s sure to become a holiday favorite.

How To Make a Dessert Trifle

This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, and it comes together pretty quickly.

First, make the pudding and whipped cream, then chop up the cookies and mints. Now you’re ready to assemble and serve!

Helpful Tips & Tricks
  • On The Go - If you’ll be traveling with this dessert, make everything ahead and assemble it when you get there. Or, cover in plastic and place it in a cooler nestled in ice. This will keep it chilled and hold it steady so it doesn’t topple over.
  • Individual Servings - You can use mason jars, wine glasses, or mini trifle dishes to create single portions. Serve them at each place setting for dinner guests or as an easy grab-and-go option at a party.
  • Substitutions - Mint Oreos can sometimes be hard to find. In that case, just use regular ones instead. And instead of pudding, try a layer of hot fudge topping!
  • Time Saving Shortcut - If you’re short on time, you could easily use chocolate pudding cups and Cool Whip instead. 
Be sure to mix the mint extract and food coloring into the whipped topping before making your layers.

Honestly, I am not usually even a mint lover, but this trifle is AMAZING!

Creamy pudding and whipped cream are the perfect contrast for the crunchy Oreo cookies and melt in your mouth Andes mints. You are going to love it too!

individual chocolate mint Oreo cookie trifle

What you’ll need to make this chocolate pudding dessert
  • Stand mixer or large mixing bowl with hand mixer for making the pudding and homemade whipped cream.
  • A Sharp Knife - Use this to cut through the Andes Mints without smashing them. The mint Oreos will still break apart when chopped, but you’ll be able to get larger pieces instead of crumbles
  • Trifle Dish - This makes building the dessert a breeze, and it shows off all those gorgeous layers.

Recipe Notes + FAQ

How To Store

For best results, keep the dessert trifle in the refrigerator and use it within a day. This way, the cookies don’t get soggy.

You could also prep the different components up to a few days in advance and assemble just before serving.

Place the mints and chocolate mint cookies in separate storage bags or containers, and keep the mints in the fridge so they don’t melt.

The pudding and whipped cream should last up to 3 days in the refrigerator in covered containers. However, you may need to mix the whipped cream again for a few minutes to fluff it back up.

Can I use a 9x13 pan instead?
Sure! You’ll need more cookies and mints to get a good layer, but this is a great option for when you need more servings or to take to a potluck.

What if I don’t like mint extract?
You can easily reduce the amount of extract if you’re sensitive to the flavor. 

Or, make a simple syrup with fresh mint leaves as follows:
  1. Loosely chop the mint and add to a saucepan with equal parts sugar and water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer until all of the sugar is dissolved. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Once it thickens slightly, remove from heat and pour through a strainer.
  4. Then, refrigerate until cold before adding to the whipped cream to taste.

Enjoy!

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Author: Donna Elick
Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookie Dessert Trifle

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookie Dessert Trifle

This dessert trifle has layers of pudding, mint Oreos, and whipped cream in a glass bowl. Make this stunning treat for any occasion.
Prep time: 999 MinTotal time: 16 H & 38 M

Ingredients

  • 12 Oreo Mint Cookies, chopped
  • 1 (3.9 oz) package Instant no cook JELL-O Chocolate Fudge Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure mint extract
  • Optional: 8 drops green food coloring
  • 20 Andes Mints, chopped

Instructions

  1. Beat pudding mix and 2 cups cold milk with an electric mixer (or whisk) for about 2 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  2. Whip heavy cream using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment until you can see light tracks from the mixer. Add powdered sugar and continue to whip. Add mint and coloring. Mix until whipped cream can hold a peak. (Lift mixer up and there is a tip of cream on the mixer). Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  3. Chop Oreos and Andes mints. Set aside.
  4. Assemble: Add 1/4 of Oreos to the bottom of each trifle dish. Spoon 1/4 of pudding directly on top of Oreos. Reserve a tablespoon of chopped mints. Add ¼ of remaining mints to trifle, directly on top of pudding. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with reserved mints.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Originally published March 2013, updated and republished January 2021

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19 comments:

  1. I love those little trifle dishes! Where did you find them? (Oh, and those look incredibly yummy!)

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    1. Thanks Christine. I am pretty sure we picked them up at Walmart a few years ago. Hope that helps. Thanks for coming by.

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  2. This looks & sounds delicious! 3 of my favorite ingredients in one - I am in love :)

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  3. Oh yum, your trifle looks divine!

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  4. The recipe calls for two cups of milk but it says to add three cups of milk to the pudding mix. Typo?

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    1. Whoops! Thanks Momma Ninja. I fixed it. Enjoy!

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  5. The recipe is great but if u don't like a lot of extract you should drop to .5tsp :)

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  6. If u don't like a lot of extract u should use .5tsp:)

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  7. I tried the chocolate mint trifle and instead of using trifle dishes I used a 9x13 and added a little more of oreos, mints, and it was the rave of the day at work, and serves more people. Thanks for a very wonderful desert!!

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    1. That sounds awesome! I love that idea. So happy it was a hit. Keep us posted on what your cooking. :)

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  8. Mint and Chocolate is so tasty together! Love this easy dessert! Pinned :)

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  9. Can I replace the "1 (3.9 oz) package JELL-O Chocolate Fudge Pudding" with something else, like another chocolate fudge mix?

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    1. Sure, you could even use hot fudge for that layer. Enjoy!

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  11. This recipe looks delicious! I am going to double it and repeat the layers in a large trifle dish to take to a Christmas party.
    I have 3 questions about the recipe:
    1- Is it okay to use 2% milk instead of whole milk in the chocolate pudding?
    2- Can you add the mint extract and green food coloring to Cool Whip instead of making the whipped cream?
    3- What is the best way to chop the Oreo cookies and Andes mints?
    Thanks!
    B

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  12. Oh my gosh we need this in our lives. You know how much we love mint!!

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  13. Bellissima! Chocolate with mint is one of my favorite flavors, too. Thanks for this! :D

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  14. To bad we do not have Oreo mint in my country I love to try this one :(

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