Even though Bennett is still a baby and won't be eating "real" food for quite sometime; I already daydream about all of the fun foods I'll be making for him in the future. Okay, and maybe I imagine myself eating them as well ;) such a great excuse.
A couple of weeks hubs and I hosted a family get together and I went back and forth on which dessert I wanted to serve. I started racking my brain on summer faves/kiddo favorites and had a FOR SERIOUS craving for some dirt pudding. Such a kiddy summer staple. But I wanted a more grown up version that would look pretty and not be so cutesy. I stumbled upon a great "adult version" of a childhood favorite. I doubled the recipe and put it in a pretty round serving dish opposed to a 9x13 pan ... but I'll share the original because I had SOO many leftovers, I think the regular recipe would be JUST fine.
Oreo Layer Dessert.
- 1 pkg of regular Oreos
- 1/2 c. of butter
- 1 lg box of instant chocolate pudding
- 2-8 oz cool whips
- 8 oz. of cream cheese, softened
- 1 c. powdered sugar
Crush the whole package of cookies either with a food processor, or in a bag and a rolling pin. Save a 1/2 c. to sprinkle on top of dessert when it's done. Pour remaining crumbs in a 13x9 pan. Melt butter and pour into crumb mix. Stir it up good and press crumbs in bottom of pan to make a crust.Make chocolate pudding according to package directions and let it setup in the fridge.
In a mixing bowl blend cream cheese until nice and smooth and then add powdered sugar, mix. Then fold in 1-8 oz thing of cool whip.
Top Oreo layer with cream cheese mix, then pudding, then your last 8 oz thing of cool whip, and then sprinkle remaining Oreos on top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.