Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Try "The Grey Stuff", It's Delicious! Here's the Recipe!!

"Try the grey stuff, it's delicious!
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes!..."
We all know (and love) this song
from Beauty and the Beast
and now we can finally enjoy
"the grey stuff" it sings about
with this easy recipe.

"The Grey Stuff" Recipe


1 (3.4 ounce) pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 1/2 cups Whole (or 2%) Milk
15 Oreos (regular, not double-stuffed)
1 (8 ounce) tub Whipped Topping
3 tablespoons Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
Edible Pearl Sprinkles


Mix entire contents of vanilla pudding mix and milk in a large bowl with a whisk. Set in fridge to chill 5 - 10 minutes. 

Place Oreos in food processor and blend until they are fine crumbs (no large chunks). If you don't have a food processor, you can place them into a gallon-size freezer bag and smash using a rolling pin. This will take a bit of time, since you'll want to get rid of all large pieces.

Take the pudding from the fridge and mix in the crushed Oreos. The mixture will be dark gray/black. Now, fold in the tub of whipped topping. It now is a lighter color but not quite gray. Finally, mix in the chocolate pudding mix and stir well. You should now have "the grey stuff"! Place back in fridge to chill for at least one hour before serving.

To serve, spoon into a cake decorating bag fitted with a star tip (Wilton 1M) and swirl a dollop onto a dish. Top with a few edible pearl sprinkles. Voila! You're done!

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*If you wish to make it look like the version shown in the movie "Beauty and the Beast", then spoon into a quart-size or gallon-size freezer bag, cut off one end and squeeze a dollop onto a graham cracker as shown below. This is a fun idea for a party.

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  1. I made this last night & it came out great! Thank you :)

    1. You're very welcome! So glad you enjoyed it. :)

  2. Ive waited all my life to try the grey stuf!! Thank you for making the dreams of an inner little girl come true!!!

  3. We're making this tonight for our countdown to Disney World! Thanks for sharing! BTW - can I link to your blog to share the recipe?

    1. What a fun idea!! You're very welcome! Sure you can share the link, and thanks for spreading the word. Have a magical trip!! :)

  4. This looks amazingly delicious- I can't wait to try it out!!!
    Do you happen to know how many servings/dollops the recipe makes?

  5. Do you have any idea on how to make the chocolate "boat" that it is now served in? That was go good too! Thanks!

  6. anyone else think this is a bit of lip service?

    the "grey stuff" was supposed to be pate, wasnt it? its served on a plate of sandwiches, topped crackers, and croissant wrapped sausages (though that's not exactly french), sure a sweet mix of cookies and pudding makes perfect sense.

    im sorry.. im sure france had oreos and instant pudding mix in the 1700's... not a small insult to french cooking and food. at all.

    1. Hi, you can direct your complaint to Disney as they are the ones that have decided to convert this recipe into a dessert. It's served at the "Be Our Guest Restaurant" in Walt Disney World and is extremely popular (and tasty).

  7. Ok...seriously.
    It was a KIDS CARTOON! Not a freaking French cooking show. The grey stuff at the restaurant was made to thrill KIDS, so KIDS can feel like they are in the cartoon. Maybe it was supposed to be pate in the movie (although it never says). Hell, maybe it was supposed to be Poi (look it up if you're clueless) . Maybe it was just lyrics that went well in the song (shocker!). Does it really freaking matter that it's not "time period perfection"? No...so get over it. The grey stuff is now a dessert to excite kids and adults.

  8. I concure. We just dined at BOG and the grey stuff was indeed delicious. Thank you,for the recipe. I just found your site and look forward to perusing it often.

  9. How would this be on a cupcake as frosting?

    1. That's how they serve it at BOG. It is stuffed into the cupcake and on top.

  10. In my country we don't have whipped topping, would it be the same to do it with whipped cream? Thanks!