I have no idea what lascivious temptress invented this recipe but he or she must be either a chocolatier genius or someone who gets kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company that makes diabetes drugs.
The original recipe looks like this:
- 1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies
- 6 Tablespoon butter, melted
- 1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cold milk
- 1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
- 2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
- 3 1/4 cups cold milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.
36 oreos but NOT Double Stuff .Because that would just be crazy overkill.
I did not use Oreos. Couldn’t bring myself to do it. Instead,I used chocolate graham cracker crumbs. I also halved the recipe and made just a pie plate instead of a big pan of the stuff. One piece per person in my family for dessert. It worked out perfectly.
Everything else in the recipe I left the same.
It was DEE-licious.
Poor Mama Tip: When you scale back on a lot of sweets and desserts , it means so much more on the rare occasions you have them. Their taste buds also acclimate in such a way that when they do have something really sweet, a little bit is enough. I made Chocolate Zucchini Brownies last week and my teens found them TOO chocolately and sweet. They only had one piece. It’s common for them to choose the not-too-sweet thing over something naturally sweet all on their own.