Gloriously Rich Oreo Pudding Salad

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Ingredients:
  • 28 Oreo cookies (crushed)
  • ½ cup butter (melted)
  • 2 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz. tub Cool Whip
  • 1 – 3 oz. package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 – 3 oz. package instant chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups milk
Directions:

Crush the Oreo cookies and put them in a large bowl with the melted butter. Mix until the cookies are well-coated. Spread this mixture in a 9”x9” pan. Next, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and half the cool whip until smooth. Spread on top of the cookie layer. Then, mix together the pudding packets and milk until thickened. Spread this on top of the cream cheese mixture. Finally, spread the remaining cool whip over the top. Keep refrigerated.

Save Yourself the Trouble

I’ve been making this Oreo Pudding Salad for many years now, and I don’t think I’ve ever layered it. For one thing, who has time for that nonsense? For another thing, it tastes the same when it’s mixed together as it does when it’s layered. Granted, it might look better when it’s layered, but the taste is what matters here.

Hand Mixer

Rather than creating more work for yourself, I recommend throwing everything together in one bowl and serving it that way. However, the layers should still be mixed separately. I start with the Oreo and butter mixture in the biggest bowl, then add the other layers after they’ve been mixed together in separate bowls.

Another step I skip when making Oreo Pudding Salad is halving the Cool Whip. If you’re planning on throwing it all together in the end anyway, it makes more sense to add the entire tub to the cream cheese and powdered sugar right away. Also, do yourself a favor, and use a hand mixer for this portion. Otherwise, it’s exhausting to stir it until it’s smooth, and you’ll still probably end up with some cream cheese chunks (despite what people say, they’re not good).

Double the Trouble

FireworksAlong with not bothering to layer the Oreo Pudding Salad, I highly recommend you go ahead and double it. While the rich taste makes it difficult to eat massive helpings (not that you won’t try), you’ll still go through it quickly. I honestly can’t recall the last time I made a single batch. In fact, I’m not sure if I ever have.

This recipe has long been a staple at our 4th of July celebrations. I started out making a double batch and have since moved on to a quadruple batch. Not once have there been leftovers. I’ve also made it for a few other events and have always had people ask for the recipe or come back for seconds. Whatever the occasion, this Oreo Pudding Salad is bound to be a hit.

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