No Bake Oreo Dessert is heavenly Oreo dessert filled with decadent layers of chocolate pudding and sweetened cream cheese and topped with Cool Whip and crushed Oreos. Once chilled, it cuts easily in distinct layers!
This is the ultimate Oreo dessert, with Oreo crust on the bottom and alternating silky layers of sweet goodness. Who knows – this may be the dessert of your dreams. Well, maybe not yours, but your child’s, or your husband’s (or wife’s). You might gain a few
more pounds new friends when you serve this at a party. But either way, this is the best tasting No Bake Oreo Dessert you will ever taste!
Chill No Bake Oreo Dessert before serving
For best results, make sure to chill this Oreo dessert for at least 3-4 hours in order for all layers to settle down and become firm enough for you to be able to cut it easily. I love making it the night before and just letting it chill it overnight.
Serving it immediately will still deliver a perfectly delicious dessert, but the layers will still be too soft and it will not cut as nicely.
Each layer is as distinct as night and day! With no baking involved!
What size baking dish to use for No Bake Oreo Dessert?
9×9 inch square pan is perfect. You can also successfully make this in 9×13 inch dish. However 8×8 will be a little bit too small – it will work, but you will have to reduce quantities slightly.
How to form a crust of No Bake Oreo Dessert
Make sure that you use 20 Oreos for the crust. I bought a package of double layered Oreos and used 2 rows of Oreos for the crust (by the way there are 30 total in the package, 10 in each row).
Oreos should be crushed either with a rolling pin or a wooden spoon. I used a rolling pin and kept hitting the Oreos in the zip lock bag:) until I liked what I saw – pictures further down.
Once crumbled, add crushed Oreos to 9×9 inch pan, followed by 1 stick of melted butter. After butter and Oreos are combined, press into the pan with a measuring cup’s flat surface (or have your kids do that!) to form a crust.
When crushing the oreos my son kept telling me “You are ruining them, stop it!” and he even tried to take away my rolling pin. And he was very upset when I refused to oblige.
No Bake Oreo Dessert Step by Step in Pictures:
Warning: The process is so easy – you might want to make it right away! Just follow the picture tutorial below and then read the instructions a couple of times – and you’re good to go!
Crush the Oreos by placing them in the zip lock bag and using a rolling pin to crush them. Don’t roll it, but use it as a bat:) and hit those Oreos hard! I suppose you can roll it too, but it’s harder to crush them by just rolling.
Start making a crust by arranging crushed Oreos on the bottom of 9×9 baking dish:
Add melted butter:
Using a measuring cup or any other flat surface, flatten the Oreos:
Add cream cheese/cool whip mixture on top of the crust:
Even it out with a spatula to create an smooth layer:
Add chocolate pudding on top of the cream cheese mixture:
Even it out with a spatula, creating a nice even layer:
Add remaining jar of cool whip on top of the chocolate pudding layer:
Keep some of the cool whip’s spikiness on top.
This layer shouldn’t be smooth – it should be spiky:
Crush remaining 10 Oreos right on top of the cool whip layer. Break 8 Oreos by hand right over the top of the cake in chunks and then crush 2 Oreos to really fine crumb for the middle section:
No Bake Oreo Dessert is done!
Dessert video recipes:
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No Bake Oreo Dessert is the Heavenly Oreo dessert filled with decadent layers of chocolate pudding and sweetened cream cheese. It has crushed Oreo crust on the bottom and is topped with Cool Whip and more crushed Oreos.
- 1 package Double-Stuffed Oreo cookies (30 cookies or 15.35 oz.)
- 8 tbsp butter (1 stick)
- 2 packages Instant Chocolate pudding mix (3.9 oz. each)
- 3 cups half and half (half milk/half heavy cream)
- 2 containers Cool Whip (8 oz. each)
- 1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Take a large zip-lock bag and place 20 Oreo cookies inside (2 rows of the box, or 2/3 of the box) . Keep remaining row (10 cookies) untouched - we will use them to decorate the top of the dessert. Seal bag shut, place it on counter and using a rolling pin (or a wooden spoon), crush the cookies until they are in chunky crumbs. Some fine crumbs are OK.
Pour all of the cookie crumbs into a 9×9 baking pan. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and then pour it over Oreo crumbs and mix well with a fork to combine. Once combined, press into the pan with a measuring cup's flat surface (have your kids do that!) to form a resemblance of a crust.
In a bowl, whisk together the 2 pudding mixes and half and half. We are making it at this point in order for it to have a couple of minutes to set. Place it in the freezer so that the pudding can get set faster.
Soften cream cheese by microwaving unwrapped cheese block for 20 seconds. Once done, sift in the powdered sugar and whisk together until sugar is well incorporated.
Next, fold in one container of Cool Whip either with the same whisk or with a spatula.
Once the mixture is well mixed and uniform, spread this Cream Cheese/Cool Whip mixture over the cookie crust.
Take the chocolate pudding out of the freezer and using a rubber spatula, spread it over the cream cheese mixture.
Next, spread the other container of Cool Whip over the chocolate pudding layer.
Finally, crumble the remaining 10 Oreo cookies right on top of the Cool Whip layer. Crush 2-3 of them to a fine crumb and sprinkle on top.
Chill at least for 3-4 hours (until firm), or overnight. Chilling is necessary for all the layers to set and it will also be much easier and less messy when cutting it.
If you are interested in other easy to prepare No Bake desserts, with clear instructions and step by step photos that help guide you along the way, below are some great ideas:
How about this amazingly easy, made-in-under-30-minutes No Bake Lemon Pudding Cream Pie
or this loaded with vitamin C No Bake Strawberry Cream Icebox Cake with Graham Crackers
or this delicious No Bake Black Forrest Cheesecake
And don’t forget to make this yummy No Bake Chocolate Pudding Cream Pie with Pre-made Oreo Crust