Church cookbooks are one of the best sources for recipes. Listen, if a dish can pass muster at a Baptist potluck, you know it’s worth something. This dish comes from a cookbook published by First Presbyterian Church in Meridian, Mississippi. Oreo Delight has worked its way into the fabric of our family and become a staple for our holidays. Every year since we first married, Jonathan and I have made this dessert to eat while we decorate our Christmas tree. We get our Christmas music cranked up, pull out all the boxes, get the tree in place, put on all the lights, trim, and ornaments. After our masterpiece is finished, we turn off the lights, light up the tree, grab a bowl of Oreo Delight and admire our handiwork. Yes, we really do.
You’re going to need:
1 bag of Oreos, crushed
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
2 boxes French Vanilla instant pudding
2 3/4 cups milk
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz carton Cool Whip
You can make Oreo Delight in any kind of baking dish you want, but we ALL know it tastes better in a cute Christmas dish.
Crush the Oreos in a plastic bag. Let’s all pretend that crushed Oreos in a bag don’t look like… well, something gross.
Pour about 2/3 of the crushed Oreos into the dish and pat them out to make a crust of sorts.
In a separate bowl, cream together the powdered sugar, softened butter and cream cheese with a mixer. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine the puddings and milk. Whisk for about 2-3 minutes or until pudding starts to thicken.
Once pudding is set, add pudding by spoonfuls to the cream cheese mixture WHILE MIXING. Here’s the kicker on this part: If you just dump all of the pudding into the cream cheese mixture at one time, you will have a clumpy mess. Add it a little at a time while mixing and you will end up with a nice creamy mixture. When it’s all mixed together well, spread it gently over the Oreo layer.
Very carefully layer the Cool Whip over the pudding mixture.
Sprinkle the remaining crushed Oreos over the top.
Store it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. This is definitely one of those desserts that is even better after a day or so in the fridge as the flavors all meld together. If you haven’t decked your halls yet, make a batch of Oreo Delight and get to trimming your tree! There is a lot of Jesus to celebrate before December 25th!