Oilfield Cafe – Oreo Layer Pie

oreo layer cake“Chocolate Lasagna”, “No Bake Layer Cake”….there are many names for this dessert.  And there are about as many different varieties as there are names. (You can’t really go wrong with any dessert that is layers of Oreos, pudding and cream cheese).  I like this one because it’s sooooo incredibly quick and easy, and it requires basic ingredients.

What you’ll need:

1 pkg Oreos
1  1/2 packages cream cheese
1/2 C white sugar
4 Tbsp butter
Vanilla
large (16 oz) tub of Cool Whip
chocolate syrup
milk
large box instant chocolate pudding

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Start by crushing the Oreos in the food processor. It worked best for me to do them half at a time.  When they are done, set aside 1 cup to use for the topping later, the rest will be the crust.

In a small mixing bowl, add 4 Tbsp of melted butter the Oreo crumbs (minus the 1 cup set aside for later) and fork together until evenly mixed. Now comes a fun part, press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.  This crumb mixture resembles potting soil and after my daughter and I were done with this step, our hands looked like we’d been out working in the garden…except the garden is covered with snow right now. ~sigh~

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Next, whip 1  1/2 packages of cream cheese (room temp works best) with 1/2 C sugar and a splash of vanilla. I used my stand up mixer, I’m sure a hand held mixer could work, too. Add enough milk to make it soft, like a frosting texture. (around 1/4 cup? I just eye-balled it.) Once that’s smooth, add about 1/2 of the tub of cool whip – save the rest. Mix until it is blended and smooth. This is the first layer that goes on the crust.

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The next layer is chocolate pudding.  Make the pudding according to package instructions for pie filling. Spoon the pudding on the cream cheese layer and smooth it out with a rubber spat.

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The next layer is the chocolate syrup. Add as much as (or as little) you’d like.   Follow that with the rest of the Cool Whip. The final layer is last of the Oreo crumbs. Sprinkle them on top and voila!

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Let it set in the Fridge for at least two hours. (Overnight is best –  this is one of those desserts that improves with time).

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And there is it, an impressive looking dessert that is actually super quick and simple!  Everyone will love it.

 

About jenna

Jenna has been an oilfield wife for over 12 years. Her Hot Oil Man husband started working in the oilfield a few months before they were married. The oilfield has lead them all the way from Northern CO to Alaska, where they've lived in the Matanuska Valley for 4 years. The family consists of their two children; a strong-willed daughter age 10, and a goofy son age 7. And of course what family would be complete without a couple of dogs and rabbits thrown in the mix. Jenna is a stay at home mom who doesn't “stay at home” much, and enjoys gardening, baking, reading, watching movies, four wheeling, hiking, fishing, and LOVES shopping. Since moving to the last frontier they have also started home schooling, which is another adventure all it’s own.

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