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Best Oreo Dessert Pudding (Oreo Delight)

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My Oreo dessert pudding recipe features one delicious, indulgent layer after the next. A buttery Oreo cookie crust, a pillowy whipped cream and cream cheese layer, and rich, thick chocolate pudding all come together for an absolutely heavenly dessert! The best part, this is a No Bake Oreo Pudding Pie and there’s no Cool Whip! One of our favorite desserts.

Oreo dessert pudding is a classic treat — and a total crowd pleaser at that, it will become your new favorite dessert too! Though this recipe makes enough for 12-20 people, everyone comes back for seconds. It’s that good!

We love Oreo desserts in this house, you have to try my Copycat Oreo Crumbl Cookies or Easy Peppermint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake or this Oreo Cheesecake Recipe.

Oreo dessert square on a plate with crushed Oreos.

What’s different about my Oreo dessert? No Cool Whip! I use homemade Cool Whip that is beyond delicious and takes no time at all. You can always go with store bought instead, but don’t! I promise that it’s worth the quick extra step and is healthier for you! A heavenly Oreo dessert!

In a chocolate mood and feeling a bit adventurous? You have to try my to-die-for Traditional Tiramisu, also a no bake dessert!

You can also check out my chocolate pudding pie recipe for another super easy no-bake chocolate pie. Give it a try! Or if you are just looking to make your own Oreo crust, check out my recipe for premade Oreo pie crust.

Oreo Dessert pudding with no cool Whip in pan Horizontal .

Why You Will Love This Oreo Dessert Pudding!

  • Homemade Cool Whip that’s tastier and fresher than store bought.
  • Best prepared the night before, saving you so much time on the day of. The perfect Easter dessert, or great potluck dessert!
  • Easily made sugar- and gluten-free for a guilt-free dessert!

Simple Ingredients Oreo Pudding Pie Recipe

The full ingredient list and instructions are below in the printable recipe card.

Labeled ingredients for Oreo Pudding Dessert.
  • Oreo Cookies (regular or double stuff) | You will need one family size pack
  • Butter | regular or unsalted, I use regular. I tend to like my baked goods with a bit more salt
  • Heavy Whipping Cream | I used organic, this is in place of Cool Whip
  • Cream Cheese | Regular or Neufchatel works fine here, try plant based too!
  • Powdered Sugar | Also called confectioners sugar and icing sugar
  • Instant Chocolate Pudding | I love Godiva instant pudding, but use different brands, I also love these Organic pudding mixes
  • Vanilla Extract | Make your own vanilla extract! Or try this dreamy Rodelle Vanilla Extract.
  • Cold Milk | I use whole milk, but other percentages may be used

Instructions for Oreo Delight

Step 1 | Prepare the Oreo Cookie Crust

Prepare the crust by crushing Oreos in a food processor, with mostly fine crumbs, leaving a few big chunks for some texture.

You can also simply put the cookies in a baggie and use a rolling pin to turn into a crumble. Also, reserve some of the crushed cookies to use as a topping.

Fresh Tip

Reduce the butter to 1/4 cup, the crust may not stick together as well, but it will still be delish!

Combine the crushed Oreos with melted butter, then press the crust into the bottom of your baking dish. Refrigerate for later.

Step 2 | Make Homemade Cool Whip

Using a wire whisk, or whisk attachment whip the heavy cream, either with a stand or hand mixer, until you see soft peaks begin to form. Turn the mixer to low and incorporate small amounts of powdered sugar* at a time.

Add the vanilla extract and continue whisking until the stiff peaks form. Transfer to the fridge until it is needed during the next step.

Fresh Tip

*You don’t need much sugar, as this dish is rather sweet. In fact, I’ve drastically reduced the sugar normally found in Oreo desserts! Win-win without compromise!

Step 3 | Make the Cream Cheese Layer

In a separate mixing bowl, beat your room temperature cream cheese. Once it becomes light and fluffy, add up to ¼ – ½ cup of powdered sugar and continue beating until it has a smooth, pillowy texture. Gently fold in half of the whipped cream with a rubber spatula until well combined.

Using an offset spatula, spread the cream cheese mixture over the chilled Oreo crust, then return it to the refrigerator.

Step 4 | Chocolate Pudding Layer

Now prepare the creamy chocolate pudding. Pour milk and instant pudding into a large bowl and whisk — I like to use my mixer for this step as well.

Once combined, let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken, then spread it over the whipped cream (aka homemade Cool Whip) layer.

Step 5 | Final layer and finishing touches

Finally, spread the remaining homemade Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with leftover cookie crumbs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

If desired, break up a few more Oreo cookies to spread along with the leftover crumbs, or try adding some white and or dark chocolate shavings to the top as well.

Ta-da! A gorgeous, feed a crowd, make-ahead, no-bake Oreo dessert pudding you and your guests will love!

Gluten-Free Oreo Dessert

Use the new Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies and the rest is history! Everything else is already gluten-free, so dig in if you are gluten free and enjoy this gluten-free dessert!

Slices of Oreo pudding dessert removed to reveal beautiful layers of oreo, cream cheese, chocolate pudding and topped with my whipped cream.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Use other Oreo flavors for more layers of fun in your Oreo pudding pie recipe! Green mint or seasonal gingerbread would make for a fun festive treat.
  • You can customize with extra layers. Add in some fresh strawberries or a drizzle of caramel or hot fudge sauce.
  • This recipe can be made in almost any container. Use small cups for a bite-sized dessert that’s easy to grab and snack on. This puts the layers on full view, making a fantastic presentation. Many people also call this Dirt Cups or Dirt Pudding, I’ve got a great version perfect for Easter.
  • Use white chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, butterscotch and others in place of the chocolate pudding. Using chocolate pudding gives it a chocolate cream pie flavor.

Fresh Tips

  • This recipe takes 4 hours to set up in the refrigerator before serving, so give yourself plenty of time when making it! It’s best to prepare this the night before.
  • Replace the Oreo cookies with the new gluten-free Oreo’s.
  • Make the homemade whipped cream within 30-60 minutes before preparing so that it’s nice and fresh. And take care not to over-mix, or else you’ll end up with butter!
Oreo dessert without Cool Whip square slice on a plate with a fork.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use store bought Cool Whip in Oreo dessert pudding?

You can, but I really recommend making homemade whipped cream! It’s absolutely delicious and takes very little time to whip up — no pun intended. Plus no yucky ingredients!

If you go with store bought whipped cream, be sure to use Cool Whip or Whipped topping that comes in a tub and not a spray can. 

How many packs of Oreos do I need to make Oreo pudding pie recipe?

You need at least 40 cookies, so one family size pack would be perfect. The regular packs don’t have enough, so you would need at least two.

Can I freeze this Oreo dessert pudding?

Absolutely! This dish actually stays well for weeks in the freezer, making it great to prepare in advance. Enjoy frozen or may thaw in fridge if desired, though consistency may change.

Are Oreo Cookies Vegan?

From my research, yes, Oreo cookies are now and always have been vegan!

Want to make this Oreo dessert dairy free? Use coconut based whipped cream, plant based cream cheese, use a plant based milk to make your pudding and you are all set! Let me know if you try it!

Oreo dessert on plate with bite on fork.

How to Store Oreo Dessert Pudding

Stored in the refrigerator this easy recipe will last up to 5 days, it is the perfect dessert for times when you need a make ahead dessert for your next family event. Though my family has personally dug into this Oreo pudding pie recipe a week after it was made, as long as it’s been well chilled it should stay just fine.

You may also freeze this no-bake Oreo dessert and serve frozen.

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I hope you loved this Oreo dessert pudding, making it a little healthier and more unique than other Oreo desserts by making your own Cool Whip and by reducing sugar! Be sure to leave a comment below the recipe.

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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Simply OBSESSED with this Oreo Dessert Pudding. I love that we make our own whipped cream for it and simply layer that with all the other ingredients together. My family adored this, and I can’t wait to make it again!

  2. 5 stars
    I couldn’t wait to give this a try. The only issue is I didn’t have enough leftovers! It was so good. I just loved how cold and creamy this dessert is. This will be a regular on my table.

  3. 5 stars
    My husband and kids LOVE Oreo desserts, and this one was a hit! I’ll have to try your suggestion for adding gingerbread flavoring around the holidays. Yum!

  4. 5 stars
    This was absolutely heavenly! I highly recommend making this as often as possible. Will be my go-to “friends are coming over” dessert from now on.