Hi Friends! Its another Tasty Tuesday! And How Sweet It Is!
Today we have a super sweet and luscious chocolate dessert that sits atop an Oreo cookie base. Its delicious and satisfies the chocolate lover! I call it Chocolate Bliss!
But first I want to thank my dear friend Maribeth Schmidt who once again provided amazing photos for this recipe! She is so talented and has such a creative way of presenting the dishes. If you would like to see more of her work, you can contact her at Maribeth Schmidt Photography.
And now, on with today’s recipe,
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 1/2 packs of Thin Oreos
- 1 8 oz bar of cream cheese softened
- 1 cup of confectioners (powdered) sugar
- 1 5.9 oz Box of Jello Instant Chocolate pudding
- 3 Cups of Cold Milk
- 1 large tub of Cool Whip
- 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
Layer 1: Oreo Cookie Crust Preheat Oven to 375°; While oven is preheating, put a stick of butter in a 9 x 13 and place in oven to melt the butter. When melted, remove from oven and set on stove top.
Place 1 entire pack and half of another pack of Thin Oreos in a large zip lock bag, let air out and seal. Using a rolling pin, crush the Oreos. Notice, there is one strip of Oreos left. This is nourishment while you work.
You want them broken up enough they will work with the butter to form a crust.
Add the crushed cookies to the melted butter.
Toss the cookie crumbs until glossy and press into the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
Layer 2: Place softened cream cheese in a bowl, and mix.
Add in the confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth.
Fold in half of the Cool Whip.
Carefully dollop on top of the cookie crust.
Gently spread with a spatula or butter knife. Be patient and gentle so as not to pull up the cookie crust. Sometimes I give it a pep talk.
Layer 3: Now mix your chocolate pudding and milk together according to pkg directions.
Dollop the pudding on top of the cream cheese layer.
This layer spreads a little easier. It looks like a chocolate pond!
Layer 4: Just finish it off with a nice final layer of Cool Whip!
And sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips!
Pardon et moi, but could we have a few more, please?
Much better! Now let it chill for at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to serve.
Let’s serve it up!
Oh my word!
Is this legal? My diet can wait…
I mean… look at those luscious layers! From top to bottom its chocolate bliss!
Where are my manners? Here is a piece for you!
A nice big piece!
Oh I really shouldn’t, but…
This is nice! We should do this more often!
There is something so delightful about desserts made with chocolate pudding! Its like the ultimate decadent comfort dessert! As a little girl, my mom would make chocolate pudding for dessert as a special treat for us. There were six of us kids and of course my mom and dad, so when it was time for dessert, 8 dessert parfait cups with warm chocolate pudding would make its way to our table (where we may or may not have finished our peas!) But oh how good that chocolate pudding was! You could smell the chocolate in the air! And it was such a thrill! By the way, thanks Mom for the chocolate pudding and a million other things, I love you!
It makes a great dish for a potluck. Or a great dish for a Sunday afternoon! Add coffee and you are golden! I’ve seen variations of this same recipe and some people call it “Chocolate Lasagna” (nice name!) or 4 layer dessert, Oreo Delight, etc. You could tweak it by switching your flavor of pudding to white chocolate. Or you could double the layer of pudding so its extra thick. No matter what, you can honestly say, “How Sweet It Is”!
I don’t know if you remember the Jackie Gleason Show, but he would use that phrase “How Sweet It Is”! Of course, I was just a child… no really! But it was a sweet happy memory because I remember the show making my parents laugh. As a child, I loved those moments! I love trying to create sweet memories like that now.
I hope you have a great week! I’ll be back Friday for another Fashion Friday!
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. ~Khalil Gibran