Creamy Dreamy Oreo Dessert

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This rich and creamy Oreo Dessert with a crunchy chocolate cookie crust is the ultimate indulgence. Dive into this heavenly treat to cure your chocolate craving!

This has become my go-to potluck dish. It’s a total crowd pleaser, and this recipe makes plenty to go around. But be warned: you’ll be asked to make it for your friends and family again and again!

plated creamy oreo dessert

Oreo Dessert

A bit messy and a lot delicious, this Oreo™ lasagna is honestly addictive. It has everything a dessert needs: a creamy layer, sweet whipped topping, and loads of chocolate. And it’s so easy to prepare!

My no-bake peanut butter bars are also delicious and easy to prepare. These two desserts may even be great to serve together! After all, what’s better than chocolate and peanut butter?

Or, try out these lemon bars for another surprisingly simple dessert. Perfect if you’re looking for something that is not quite as sweet.

ingredients for Oreo dessert recipe

Ingredient notes

  • Use softened cream cheese. Let your cream cheese come to room temperature before preparation. This will make it easier to mix and prevent lumps too!
  • Control the sweetness. I add powdered sugar to the cream cheese for added sweetness. If you don’t want your Oreo dessert quite as sweet, simply leave it out!
  • Chocolate pudding: To save time, use individual cups of prepared chocolate pudding instead of mixing it yourself.
  • Use traditional Oreo cookies– I don’t recommend using Double Stuff Oreos. The extra cream would make it difficult for the crust to form and absorb the melted butter well. If your store is sold out, use any other brand of chocolate sandwich cookies.

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electric hand mixer blending cool whip and cream cheese in mixing bowl

Notes and Tips for Oreo Lasagna

  • No food processor? 
    Add your cookies into a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. From there, pour the crumbs into the baking dish and mix with the melted butter.
  • Don’t remove the cookie filling.
    The crust won’t stick together the way that it’s supposed to without the filling.
  • Don’t bother being neat!
    No need to clean bowls and mixers between layers. The leftovers from the previous layer will mix and blend right into the next.
  • Tip for Clean Cut Slices
    If you don’t want the different layers to mix together when slicing, freeze for around 30 minutes before serving.
pressing chocolate cookie crumbs into bottom of casserole dish

Garnishing Your Oreo Dessert

Be really creative with your garnishes on the Oreo dessert! Full size or mini Oreos placed on top, a sprinkle of chocolate chips, or even a dusting of cocoa powder make for a great presentation.

FAQ

How long will this keep in the fridge?

You can store your covered dish in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Any longer than that and the crust begins to get mushy.

However, you can store your Oreo lasagna for up to 3 months in the freezer! Defrost each portion in the fridge before serving.

sprinkling crushed Oreos onto whipped cream

Enjoy!

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Creamy Dreamy Oreo Dessert

Donna Elick
This rich and creamy Oreo dessert with a crunchy chocolate cookie crust is the ultimate indulgence. The perfect recipe for a chocolate fix!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 12

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Oreo cookies, about 39 cookies, divided
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 16 ounce cool whip, divided
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, optional
  • 5.9 ounce chocolate instant pudding, 1 package
  • 3 cups whole milk, cold

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulverize 2/3 of the Oreo cookies, reserving about 13 cookies to crush for the top of the dessert.
  • Add the melted butter to the cookie crumbs and pulse a few times to combine the crumbs with the butter.
  • Press the cookie crumb crust into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and place in the freezer to chill while preparing the next layer.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add 1/2 of the tub of Cool Whip and the powdered sugar (for extra sweetness) and beat a minute longer until the mixture is smooth.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the cookie crust, working carefully so that you do not lift the cookie crumbs and mix them into the layer.
  • Place the baking dish back into the freezer while preparing the pudding layer.
  • In a medium mixing bowl (you can use the same bowl and beaters you used to mix the cream cheese – no washing necessary!), beat together chocolate pudding mix and whole milk until pudding begins to thicken.
  • Spread pudding over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish.
  • Top the pudding layer with the remaining Cool Whip.
  • Crush the remaining Oreo cookies (I simply crushed them with a little mallet in a mixing bowl) and sprinkle them over the top of the prepared dessert.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or the freezer for 2 hours) before slicing into squares and serving.

Donna’s Notes

Store, covered, in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator before serving.
You can crush the Oreos in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin if a food processors isn’t available. Then, dump the crumbs directly into the baking dish and mix with the melted butter right in the dish.
No need to wash the bowl and beaters between mixing up the layers. The remnants from the cream cheese layer will just beat and blend right into the pudding layer.
You can use already prepared chocolate pudding for an even quicker dessert!
The Cool Whip adds some sweetness to the cream cheese layer, but we liked just a tad more – powdered sugar sweetens up the cream cheese easily!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 255cal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 507mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published January 2022

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve had someones homemade oreo dessert once, and have been looking for a recipe since. This one blew the other one out of the water! It’s such a nice and thick texture, and totally worth the time.

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