Anybody else moving a little slow this morning? Between loads of salty Superbowl foods, a Glee episode that went past my bedtime and a kiddo who woke up in the middle of the night, crying because she’d lost her [play] money, I am a teensy bit sluggish this morning. I’ll post the results of my Chinese New Year-themed Superbowl party later this week, but for now, I must tell you about the amazing dessert we ate last night!
When I link up to food carnivals, I try to click around to the other blogs that participate. Of course, a lot of the recipes I see merely make me hungry but don’t exactly propel me into the kitchen. The recipe might be too complex for my skill level liking or feature foods I plain don’t like (or, more likely, my husband doesn’t like). Or it might not fit with my health goals for the week…or my budget. But sometimes, I find a new recipe that I just KNOW is going to become a family favorite.
Oreo Delight from Balance Today is exactly that kind of recipe. When I read it (I don’t even remember which carnival helped me find it), I bookmarked it and starting plotting: How soon could I make this yummy-looking dessert, and who could I feed it to? The Superbowl – and our friends, Josh and Brittany – seemed like the perfect answer. (And it was. In case you’re wondering.)
In anticipation of returning to my hard-core dedication to Weight Watchers this morning, I didn’t actually eat that much of our Chinese dishes. But when it came time for dessert? I served everyone – including myself – a HUGE piece. And I loved it!
Oreo Pudding Dessert
1 package Oreo cookies
1 package instant sugar-free chocolate pudding
2 cups skim milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 stick butter
8 ounces Weight Watchers cream cheese
16 ounces fat-free Cool Whip
Take two rows of Oreos, put them in a ziploc and crush them to bits. (Make sure you get regular Oreos, not double-stuffed. That will make this step much easier!) Melt the butter and mix in the crumbs. Press into a greased (or sprayed) 9×13 pan (or a deep 8×8 pan). Place in freezer for about five minutes until crust is hard.
Mix pudding as directed on box (this is where you use the milk in the ingredient list). In a separate bowl, mix softened cream cheese, half the Cool Whip and powdered sugar. Spread Cool Whip mixture on the crust, then pour pudding on top. After the pudding has set up (this takes just a few minutes in the fridge), spread the remaining Cool Whip on it and top with the rest of the Oreos (crushed into large pieces).
The original recipe from Balance Today suggests making more layers – two each of the Cool Whip mixture and pudding. If I had a trifle dish or a deeper 8×8 dish, I might have done that. But since I was working with a 9×13 (or, probably closer to 8×11 – I need to measure that pan!) dish, it worked better for me to have the four (total) layers.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. I made this on Saturday night and served it Sunday evening. And it was AWESOME. (If I do say so myself!)
What was your favorite dish on Superbowl Sunday? (Or, if you don’t happen to be a football party type of person, over the weekend in general?)
This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, 33 Shades of Green, Foodie Friday, Friday Firsts and Food on Fridays. It will also be linked to Sweet Tooth Friday and Ingredient Spotlight at Eat at Home.
Well, I hate the Super Bowl, so I don’t have a favorite SB dish–last night I made cube steaks, mashed potatoes & broccoli for no reason at all. Yum!
But I can’t wait to try this dessert!
And I have to tell you that I used your pizza crust recipe last week and it turned out really well! I took your advice & threw in a little garlic powder and brushed it with olive oil; I also had to add a bit more milk to get it the right consistency. But it was great & saved me $1 on a box mix. Thanks!!
You cracked me up about the pizza crust – it sounds like you have your own, revised recipe now! :)
This dessert sounds so good! And I don’t even like oreos that much.
I made an apple dip with cream cheese (16oz), brown sugar (1/2 cup), toffee chips (8oz). It was so good! I could have eaten it with a spoon.
YUM. That apple dips sounds so good!
That looks and sounds amazing! However, I’ve given up dessert this month so making it will have to wait. I know, I’m crazy.
That is crazy. But I could certainly benefit from giving up dessert for a while. I thought about giving up chocolate for a while, actually, because I don’t care for sweets unless it’s chocolate. I haven’t done it, though…your comment is making me rethink the idea, though!
The store bought hummus someone brought was my favorite! Super spicy red pepper or something. I couldn’t stop eating it.
Oreos are my husband’s favorite cookie, so I will definitely be trying this dessert in the future.
What a awesome recipe! This wouldn’t last long here :)
Looks absolutely amazing. Now I want oreos. :-)
Thank you for sharing!
Yum! This is possibly the best pudding dessert I’ve ever seen.
You should stop by, I have a linky for just this kind of recipe: Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/10/spicy-chocolate-chip-cookies/
This looks like the dessert often brought to church dinners that the children devour!
Thanks for sharing,
Oh you are evil. Pure, pure evil. (read as: holy cow, that looks delicious!!!)
Mine didn’t set up like yours either time; it was a big ol’ mess. How’d you make it set up like that? You didn’t put it in the freezer, did you? My second attempt (you know, when I didn’t let the pudding set up entirely before putting it on) also looked kinda pink — not sure why that happened. My guests said it was probably something in the dye for the Oreos but it just seemed kind of weird. (Since I knew there was no peppermint in it.) I dunno, maybe I’m just not a cook. Also, my niece didn’t like it (and it was for her birthday). :( Apparently she doesn’t like cool whip. Sigh. You wanna talk about giving up on perfect… ;)
Oh no! She doesn’t like Cool Whip? What kind of kid…? Okay, well, it’s too bad nobody mentioned that before. I sure hope everyone else was appropriately impressed by your culinary efforts, though! And the red is from the pudding. I guess the lesson learned is that you shouldn’t pour it on when it’s totally runny? (Mine wasn’t totally set up, but it wasn’t runny either. ??) Sorry it didn’t turn out right!
Oh my gosh! Oreo pudding cake – You had me at Oreos and again at pudding and at cake. Yep, I’m all in!
Oh wait, it’s “dessert” not “cake”. Ah well, you’ve still got me wanting to eat a whole pan of this myself!
Seriously. I’m making it tonight!