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Chocolate Cookie Pudding

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (5.9-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 16 double-stuffed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together chocolate instant pudding mix and 2 cups milk for 2 minutes. Cover pudding, and chill 5 minutes.

  2. Stir together cream cheese and whipped topping, blending well.

  3. Place 1 cup crushed cookies evenly on bottom of an 8-cup bowl. Spread half of cream cheese mixture over crushed cookies; sprinkle with half of pecans. Spread all of pudding evenly over top; spread remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over pudding. Sprinkle with remaining cookies and pecans. Chill until ready to serve.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Oreo Double Stuf for double-stuffed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies.

  5. Mocha-Chocolate Cookie Pudding: Crush 16 coffee-flavored cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies. Stir 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee into cream cheese mixture. Omit pecans. Proceed as directed.

  6. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Double Delight Oreo Coffee 'n Creme for sandwich cookies.

  7. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Pudding: Crush 16 peanut butter cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies. Substitute 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter for cream cheese and 1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts for pecans. Proceed as directed.

  8. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Double Delight Oreo Peanut Butter & Chocolate for sandwich cookies.