These Oreo Pudding Dream Bars are a cookies and cream dessert. They have an Oreo cookie crust covered with layers of cream cheese, Oreo pudding, Cool Whip, and are topped with the crushed Oreos. You’ll love this NO BAKE dessert because these cookies and cream bars are ones you’ll be dreaming about for nights to come!
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Sometimes I can go on and on and talk your ear off with my nonsensical gobbledy gook, but today, I’m at a loss for words.
I guess maybe because nothin’ much has been going on which of course, you could say is a good thing.
There hasn’t been a strange woman trying to get in our front door at 11:30 at night. YIKES!
We haven’t been living in a hotel for 5 days as we’re in between rental moves.
And we aren’t moving to the other side of the country, so it’s all good.
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Use these items to make your own Oreo Pudding Dream Bars – Oreo Pudding Mix, and this baking dish.
How to make these Oreo Pudding Dream Bars –
- Crush some Oreo cookies and mix them with butter to form the cookie crust.
- Place into the freezer to harden. Yes, this is a NO bake dessert!! You’re welcome.
- Cream the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla together.
- Mix the Oreo pudding with only 1 1/2 cups milk, NOT the two cups called for on the pudding box. We want the pudding to be a bit more stable when it sets.
- If you are a Cool Whip hater, you can use this recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream. It’s got a thicker consistency than plain whipped cream and holds up really well in all of my Dream Bar recipes.
Oreo Pudding Dream Bars
- 1 package Oreo cookies divided
- 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 8- ounce container Cool Whip divided
- 1 4.2 ounce package instant Oreo pudding mix
- 1 ½ cups milk
- In a blender or food processor, finely crush 18 of the cookies.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter and finely crushed cookies until well moistened.
- Press into an ungreased 8 X 8-inch baking dish.
- Place into the freezer for at least 30 minutes to harden.
- Allow crust to cool completely before proceeding.
- In the meantime, mix the package of pudding with the milk in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla together.
- Fold in one cup of the Cool Whip.
- Spread cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust.
- Spread pudding over the cream cheese layer.
- Spread remaining Cool Whip over the pudding layer.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours or place into the freezer for one.
- Eat 4 of the wonderful cookies while you're waiting. This is a must. haha
- In a plastic bag, break up the 14 remaining cookies. Sprinkle over the top just before serving.
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I rate everything on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Dream Bars earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
They were really good.
I didn’t even know that this pudding existed until I saw it at the store and then decided to make this wonderful creation.
Although I’m sure it’s been made somewhere on the internet.
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This post has been updated with new photos and some content. Originally published 5/24/14.
Comments & Reviews
Liz W. says
Looks yummy! I also love the idea of your blog… I am a sucker for challenges, and committing to baking everyday for a year sounds like a good one. Keep up the good work 🙂
It has been a challenge this second go-round doing it all while working part-time, so had to stop. I do believe I’ll attempt it again once I can be at home full-time.
Trish Bowden says
What a wonderful site- don’t even know how I found it, but while the blood sugar killer caught my eye- your other recipes look so much better for me. Thank you for your service. Trish
LOL! Thank you, Trish. Not everything I post will send your blood sugar skyrocketing – hope you find something you enjoy! I appreciate your support!
Do you think I can use a larger pan and just have a thinner crust or would it be too thin?
the crust may be too thin in a 9 X 13-inch pan. I originally made them in the larger pan and used one whole package for the crust, but I thought that was too thick. I think if you’re going to go larger pan, use 3/4 of the package and you should be fine.
Besides, you can always eat any leftover Oreos, right? 😉
So if I doubled the recipe would it be o.k. to put in a 9×13 pan??
Yes, Tami, you could double it and use a 9 X 13-inch pan. However, use just one package of Oreos for the crust and you may not use the whole second package for the topping as it may be too many cookies. You can judge for yourself. Heck, maybe you will want to use them all (I think I might! 😉 ).
Cindy Hendrix says
Do you use instant pudding ?
Yes, Cindy, it is instant pudding.
Launa Haywood says
I m making right now, I hope you will be able to answer right away.. haha how many oz of Oreo pudding box, I found a big box of Oreo pudding.. (4.2 oz)… you said one cup of milk… On the box, it said 2 cup of milk… HELP.. haha thank you so much
Janine Lucas says
Hi there can you please advise how mucg gram the cream cheese is and how many ml Cool Whip ?
4 ounces cream cheese
1 8-ounce container Cool Whip, divided
I’ve never heard of Cool Whip in SA, before can I use normal cream?
Janine, I’ve been told that Cool Whip would be similar to your Dairy Whip and you can Google conversions as I’m not sure what the measurements would be.
Also, Orley Whip.
Good day can you please advise how much cream cheese it is in grams and cool whip in ml? Can I use normal cream, I’ve never heard of Cool Whip in South Africa before. They do sell Orley Whip
Janine, Orley Whip would be the equivalent to Cool Whip and you can go here for the conversions as I don’t know what they’d be.
bina adnan says
If we dont have oreo puddind can we use caramel pudding instead of that?
Bina, you could use a caramel pudding, but I’d suggest using a chocolate or vanilla with the Oreos instead. Not sure how the caramel would taste with them.
Traci F says
I made a similar recipe recently and I wasn’t able to find the oreo pudding either, so I substituted cream cheese pudding. It turned out pretty good.
what size box of pudding mix did you use? I can only find the 4.2 oz.
Deb, thanks for asking. That would be the 4.2 ounce as that is the only size it comes in. I’ve corrected the recipe to reflect that.
I have made this before and it was a hit! I plan on taking it to work tomorrow but was wondering if it would taste the same if I were to refrigerate it overnight and put the oreos on the top before serving?
Thanks so much for letting me know, Jessica!
I think that would be fine. Just make sure you cover the dish with plastic wrap so that the Cool Whip doesn’t harden and definitely put the Oreos on before serving, otherwise they’ll get soft and I don’t know many people who like soft Oreos! 🙂
I guess I’m the lone weirdo, LOL I hate hard Oreos in dessert. Yuck!
No Natasha, you’re probably not alone. I’m sure there are many other people out there who feel the same as you!
How come we don’t get these yummy ingredients in Australia my Grandkids would love these 🙁
Tracey, I’ve heard that in Australia Dairy Whip is similar to Cool Whip.
I also think if you google homemade Cool Whip that there is a recipe for it.
Your recipes look so amazing! I am going to have to try some of these! Thank You for Sharing!
Aw, Susan, thank you so very much! Let me know what you think of them – I’d love to hear good or bad. 🙂
Forgive me if this is a silly question but how do you divide whip cream?
Kelli, not a silly question! You’re going to fold in only one cup of the Cool Whip into the cream cheese / confectioners’ sugar and then spread the remaining two cups over the pudding. 🙂
When making the crust, is the Oreo cream filling included? Should it be taken out so you just have the crushed chocolate cookies with melted butter? Making for Thanksgiving, it looks great!
Diana, you want to use the whole cookie, so yes, include the filling.
Hope you like it and have a great Thanksgiving!
Just so you know, I tried clicking the link in the line “know that this pudding existed until I saw” to see the pudding to which you were referring. But the link went to a mini quiche recipe instead! Not that I didn’t find that recipe of interest, mind you…… 😀
YIKES! Definitely NOT what I was going for, DJ! Thanks SO much for bringing that to my attention! No idea how that happened, but it’s all fixed now. Glad you enjoyed the quiche. 😉
Hi : )
What can l substitute for oreo pudding?
Lacy, you can substitute another kind of pudding, but then they’d be a different kind of bar. You can also do a search in my search box in the right side bar. Search for ‘Dream Bars and a few other recipes will come up that you might enjoy.
Hi, my package of Jello Oreo Pudding mix says to mix with 2 cups of milk. Should I only mix with 1 instead or the 2? It’s a 4.2 oz package.
please follow my recipe as directed and only use the one cup. We want the pudding to have a thicker consistency.
My store doesn’t have the instant pudding? And it’s way to much on Amazon…any substitution ideas? They have a Jello Oreo No bake dessert…would that work? kids are super excited to try.
PS they have ready made Hershey Cookies N Cream pudding
I really like the taste of Oreo, thank you for sharing the recipe! Can’t wait to try it.
This sounds lovely, but 1868 calories??!! ? Is this for the whole tray or for a single piece??
Yeah, Cece, that was definitely incorrect! LOL
The post as well as the nutrition facts have been updated and I think you’ll be a bit happier with the calorie count.
Callie Hughes says
These are heavenly. I’ve made them a couple times for family bbq’s and they’re an absolute hit. I’m lucky if there’s any to bring home afterwards. They’re a must try!!
Callie, thank you so much for your review! I am so glad you and your family liked them.
I refrigerated the dessert for several hours before serving it and it was like soup. I am going to try to freeze it and hopefully it will set better. Very tasty, though!
Ali, I’m so sorry to hear that! Could you have made the Oreo pudding according to the directions on the package and used the amount of milk called for instead of just using the 1 ½ cups milk in the recipe? That’s the only thing I can think of that might have contributed to them turning out this way. I’m glad to hear that you were still able to enjoy them though!