I was a little concerned when I read a few of the other reviews about there not being enough chocolate. I doubled the amount of chocolate oreo and used the amount of mint oreo as stated. It created a wonderful deep layer, next time I think I will also double the mint oreo just to make it look more appealing. The mint oreo layer was not too strong, just a wonderful refreshing flavor. Its so easy to make, I know I will making this again and again.
So easy, so fool proof. No matter the variation these will turn out great. I used cream cheese, Instant Chocolate Pudding and Oreo Mint Crème Cookies for the layers So good. I need to hide these from me will be added to the yearly Christmas baking.
Mint Oreo Layer Dessert
1 (15 oz) package Oreo Mint Crème Cookies
1/2 c. butter, melted
2 (3.9 oz.) packages Instant Chocolate Pudding
3 1/4 cup cold milk
2 (8 oz.) containers Cool Whip
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
Green Food Coloring
Place the Oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until crushed. (You could also put the cookies in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin). Reserve 1/2 cup of the crushed Oreo crumbs for topping.
Pour remaining crumbs into a 9x13'' baking dish. Drizzle the melted butter over the Oreo crumbs and gently toss with a spoon. Press the mixture firmly into the pan to form a crust.
In a large bowl whisk together the chocolate pudding mixes and milk. Refrigerate.
In another bowl blend together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in one container of Cool Whip. Add one drop of green food coloring, if desired.
Gently spread this mixture evenly over the Oreo crust. Pour chocolate pudding over the cream cheese mixture and smooth into an even layer.
Dollop small spoonfuls of the remaining Cool Whip over the top of the pudding and gently smooth it into an even layer. Sprinkle reserved Oreo crumbs on top.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Sometimes I even put it in the freezer, then remove it about 20-30 minutes before I serve it.