Yesterday was the day for taking lunch for the adult day care at our church. As promised, here is that dessert recipe. I saw it on the Life As A Lofthouse blog, and she gave credit to her friend Mandy. It reminds me of something that I have made before with a different name. Perhaps you have heard of a similar recipe.
HEAVENLY OREO DESSERT
1 (15.35 ounce) package Double-Stuffed Oreo cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 packages (3.4 ounce, each) Instant Chocolate pudding mix
3 1/4 cups cold milk
2 (8 ounce) containers Cool Whip
1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
Directions: Take a large zip-lock bag and place all the Oreo cookies inside. Seal bag shut and place on counter. Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies until they are small chunks/crumbs. You want them to still be chunky and small, but not fine crumbs.
Set aside half of the cookie crumbs for the topping. Pour the other half of cookie crumbs into a 9x13 baking pan. Pour the melted butter over the crumbs and mix well to combine. Once combined, press into the pan to form a crust.
In a bowl, whisk together the 2 pudding mixes and milk. Cover and place in fridge to set.
In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Fold in one container of Cook Whip. Spread mixture over the cookie crust.
Next, take chocolate pudding and spread over the cream cheese mixture. Spread the other container of Cool Whip over the chocolate pudding layer. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cookie crumbs. Cover and chill in fridge at least 2 hours before serving.
|Doesn't it look delicious?
Yes, there were leftovers from Tuesday.:-) Not good news for my waistline, however. I believe you are able to see how this recipe could be lightened a bit, but I didn't do any lightening to it when I made it.
My Tuesday was almost like a marathon.:-) My routine is to take the food to church early - around 8:30 - and then I go to the Senior Center to play bridge. I leave there just a little early to come back and eat lunch with the group. Tuesday, I left bridge a little earlier so I could work in a trip to a market before going for lunch. It was a tight squeeze, but I was able to return home with the pans, etc. and hurriedly drop them off. The reason for the rush is that our chorus was to sing for the funeral of the husband of one of our members. We sang "You Raise Me Up." Not quite as well as Josh Groban, but nicely done, nevertheless. Thankfully there were no "glitches," and I was on time for everything that was scheduled.
I even made it back home before City Girl came back through town on her way home from her conference!
Today will not be full of such activity - only laundry.:-)
Oh - there was another recipe from Tuesday I will share. Perhaps tomorrow!
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