Oreo Delight is one of my most favorite desserts. The light, fluffy ingredients and crushed Oreos make it the best of all Oreo desserts.
If you take nothing away from this blog, I hope you’ll at least try this recipe. As a kid, this was my favorite thing my Mom would make for me. I have the most fond memories of coming home to a plate of Oreo Delight as a reward for grade school accomplishments, like acing a spelling test or making the “all A” honor roll.
And this was quite the treat because, for my family, this was an expensive recipe! I never had a single clue that we didn’t have much money or that I had less than my classmates. My parents sacrificed so much and my dad worked crazy long hours so my mom could stay home and care for us… and make this beloved Oreo Delight.
I have such vivid memories of my Mom letting me play hooky from school. I’d scrounge up coins out of the sofa cushions, and we would run to the McDonald’s for hamburgers. Those were fun times, never sad ones! Now as an adult and a dad myself, I realize and appreciate how much my parents did without so they could give me everything I needed and then some. I love my parents and how much they love me. And this little recipe was one small way my Mom would say, “I Love You!” I hope you enjoy!
What is Oreo Delight?
Oreo Delight is an easy, no bake dessert rich in flavor and light in density. Typically, Oreo Delight features a softened cream cheese and whipped cream mixture separated by layers of chocolate pudding with lots and lots of crushed Oreo cookies. Top this layered, fluffy dessert off with the remaining crushed Oreos, and you have the perfect flavor-filled, chocolatey dessert every generation will love!
How do I soften cream cheese?
There are several ways you can soften cream cheese! Here are a few methods to consider:
- Submerge in a large mixing bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes.
- Microwave the cream cheese in 15-second intervals. Don’t over nuke it though! No one wants scorched cream cheese.
- Leave out your cream cheese on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Place in your hands while still in the packaging for about 15 minutes. Press the packaging back and forth in your palms until you can feel it is creamy and approximately room temperature.
Once your cream cheese is a soft and easily-stirred consistency, you are good to go!
Oreo Cookies – You will need one (14.3-ounce) package of Oreo cookies. You are going to need to crush all of these so you can either use your food processor or if it’s been a particularly challenging day, you can go the good, old-fashioned, manual route and take our your aggression by banging them while inside a nicely secured freezer bag.
Butter – Six tablespoons of melted butter is needed for this recipe. Any butter will do just fine. You will be using this to make a crushed Oreo and butter mixture for the crust and topping.
Frozen Whipped Topping – More commonly known as Cool Whip! Grab two containers from the store. These typically come home frozen, so set them out and allow them time to thaw before you begin working on this recipe.
Cream Cheese – One block of any plain cream cheese will fit the bill. As always, I’m partial to the rich and creamy full-fat cream cheese. However, I understand and respect that many are more nutrition conscious than me, so feel free to purchase the reduced fat or non-fat variety. Just keep in mind, this may change the flavor and texture a bit. However, you won’t notice if this is your first time making Oreo Delight.
Powdered Sugar – Nothing more to add here besides any brand or generic powdered sugar will do.
Instant Chocolate Pudding – You will need one (5.9-ounce) package of your favorite instant chocolate pudding mix.
Milk – Have 2 3/4 cups of milk on hand for your Oreo Delight. Your preferred milk that you already have in the fridge will be just fine.
- 1 (14.3-ounce) package regular Oreo cookies
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
- 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (5.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 3/4 cup milk
- Crush entire bag of Oreo cookies using a food processor (or take out your frustrations and do it manually by placing the cookies in a zip-top bag and use a meat mallet or rolling pin.)
- Reserve 1 cup of Oreo crumbs and set aside. Mix remaining crumbs with melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of 9X13-inch pan to form a crust.
- Use a mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Fold in 1 container of the whipped topping. Spread the mixture on top of the crust.
- Use a whisk to mix the pudding mix and milk together. Allow it to thicken.
- Spread the pudding over the previous layer.
- Spread the other container of whipped topping on top.
- Top with reserved Oreo crumbs. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, then enjoy! Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.