Easy No Bake Oreo Dessert Recipe (7 Ingredients)

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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! It’s the perfect sweet treat and such an easy recipe to make. 

plated creamy oreo dessert


 

Oreo Dessert

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!

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 or old fashioned cream puffs 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 Stuf 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.(this is just one of the things that I love about this simple Oreo dessert recipe!) 
electric hand mixer blending cool whip and cream cheese in mixing bowl

Oreo Lasagna Tips And Tricks

  • 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 them 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.

If you want to add toppings to this Oreo pudding dessert, you can! You can turn this into the perfect dessert and vary from the recipe card a bit. 

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.

Consider adding a drizzle of chocolate syrup, chopped candy bars, or even cookie dough bites to make the Oreo chocolate pudding dessert extra special. 

While I think that adding the Oreo crumbs on top is the easiest way to create a topping, you can also add hot fudge, a bit of vanilla ice cream, or even some gummy worms for a cool “dirt pie” effect. 

adding topping to oreo dessert

Oreo Cookie Dessert FAQ

How do I pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs? 

The quickest way to create the crust for this dirt cake is to use the food processor. Just be careful that you don’t overcrush the Oreos. You just want to break the cookies into smaller pieces so that you can use them for the crust. 

Using the food processor is the best way to crush your favorite cookie so that you can then use the pieces to create this delicious no bake recipe. 

How long will this Oreo chocolate pudding dessert keep in the fridge? 

You can store the cookies and cream dessert in a 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.

You can also cover it with plastic wrap as well, in the fridge. 

Can I use different Oreos?

Yes, you can use Mint Oreos or even Peanut Butter Oreos in this cookies and cream dessert.  There are also chocolate Oreos that you can use for the Oreo cookie crust. Any flavor of crushed cookies are going to be a win.

I’m just partial to the regular Oreos, but use whatever simple ingredients that you want for this easy dessert. 

Can I serve this Oreo cookie dessert in individual servings?

Yes, instead of using one large baking dish, you can divide the Oreo cookie dessert into 12 individual servings. Use small mason jars with lids or disposable plastic cups. 

Can I serve this delicious dessert frozen?

I really think that this no bake dessert recipe is so good served frozen! The creamy filling has a nice “ice cream” effect to it that starts to melt in your mouth. 

This would be a super fun idea for a birthday cake during the summer months! It’s definitely a treat for the whole family to love and enjoy.  

Can I use something else for the crust of this easy Oreo dessert?

You can use graham crackers instead of an Oreo crust, but I think that it really does change the texture and taste of this recipe. Oreo lovers will agree with me on that one! I have a hard time using anything other than crushed Oreos for this Oreo recipe, but if you want to try an alternative or a different type of cookie – go for it! Then come back and tell me what you think!  

sprinkling crushed Oreos onto whipped cream

Enjoy!
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Easy No Bake Oreo Dessert Recipe (7 Ingredients)

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 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
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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titled collage for creamy dreamy oreo dessert

Originally published January 2022, updated and republished January 2024

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6 Comments

  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.

  2. I have made this before; it’s an old family favorite.
    I have made this using Nutter Butter cookies in place of the Oreo’s. Think outside of the box and use different cookies with different pudding. (chocolate chip cookie crust & topped with mini chocolate chips.)
    I have also made this dessert many times, but layered this in wide mouth canning jars for individual servings.

  3. 5 stars
    I only had Mint Oreos so added mint extract to the Dove dark chocolate pudding with half mocha creamer and half and half. Also added mini choc. chips and York mini candy quartered. Loved it.

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