No-Bake Chocolate Layer Delight
A layered chocolate and cream cheese dessert with no baking involved.
Servings: 12 pieces
- 1 package regular Oreo cookies (36 cookies)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces regular cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons + 3 1/4 cups milk
- 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
- 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding (3.9 ounce packages)
- chocolate chips or sprinkles for garnish optional
Crush cookies into crumbs. Melt butter and combine with cookie crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
In a bowl, use a hand mixer to whip softened cream cheese, and add sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix until smooth. Gently fold in about half of the whipped topping. Carefully spread this mixture on top of the cookie crumbs. Refrigerate while next layer is being prepared.
In another bowl with clean beaters, mix budding mixes with 3 1/4 cups milk. Beat for about 2 minutes, until mixture starts to thicken. Pour the pudding over the cream cheese layer and spread evenly. Return to fridge for 5-10 minutes.
Top with remaining whipped topping, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles if desired. Keep in fridge until serving.
To serve, carefully cut into 12 large or 20 small pieces.
Be sure the cookies are the original variety, not one with extra filling or other flavors.
Be sure the cream cheese is a full fat brick, not a lower fat or whipped product.
Be sure the pudding mix instant and not a cook and serve variety. I have used both the chocolate and the chocolate fudge flavors with good results.