Saturday, February 18, 2012

Oreo Chocolate Pudding Parfait Recipe

  
   We ate at a local restaurant the other day and they had these yummy dessert shooters with layers of Oreo cookies, pudding and whipped cream so I decided to make some of my own at home. They were a huge hit!!


Oreo Chocolate Pudding Parfait
*serves 4


Ingredients:

1 (4-serving size) box Chocolate Flavored Instant Pudding Mix
Milk
1 package Oreos (I buy Aldi or Great Value/Walmart brand and no one can tell the difference)
1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip


Directions:

   Mix pudding with the amount of milk indicated on the package. Set in fridge to chill. Place Oreos in food processor and blend until you have fine crumbs. Or place the cookies in a Ziploc freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin or back of a skillet until crumbled (if you use this method, crumbs will be slightly larger).

   When the pudding is set we can begin assembling the parfaits. Start with the cookie crumbs. Spoon a layer into the bottom of your dish.


   For the second layer, spoon the chocolate pudding on top, covering the crumbs.



   Now add another layer of cookie crumbs.



   Then cover that with a layer of Cool Whip.



   Top that with another layer of chocolate pudding.



   Finish it off with a final layer of the cookie crumbs.



   Here is a side view, showing all the layers of deliciousness!



    The great thing about these is that you can make them earlier in the day, then cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge until after dinner when your family asks, "What do we have sweet to eat?" Or does just my family ask me that?? :D

   Also, I used glass sundae dishes only because I didn't have any shot glasses. But I am getting some this weekend so that I can make these in smaller portions. This recipe should make about 8-10 dessert shooters, depending on the size of the shot glass. I have ideas for other variations too: Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Cup, Banana Pudding, etc.

   Sure! I will post post the recipes and pics of those when I make them. Keep checking back!!


***Bonus Tip: I always keep a gallon-size Ziploc bag filled with Oreo (or "fake Oreo" as I call them) crumbs in my pantry. It's great to have on hand whenever I make cakes and cupcakes or the kids make sundaes. It's also a great add-in when making shakes in the blender. And it's much cheaper than buying sprinkles!




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