Friday, April 27, 2012

Oreo Pistachio Dessert

It's getting to be that time of year again, the summer months always seem to be filled with lots of potlucks, birthday parties and family gatherings in general. I tend to always be the person who brings dessert and I rarely ever bring the same thing twice because I have this never-ending list of recipes I can't wait to try.

I made this last weekend for my husband's family, we had to postpone our Easter celebration because I had surgery a few days before. We all sort of failed to communicate about who was bringing dessert so we all showed up with something. There was my dessert, cookies and cupcakes, but I don't think anyone was complaining! More dessert, the merrier in my book.

I first tried this a few years back when (again) one of my brother's girlfriends brought this to dinner one night at my parents. I remember trying to ask her for the recipe but I never did get a copy. I've been thinking about it ever since, I searched online and found several recipes but all included vanilla ice cream. I don't think hers had ice cream in it so I sort of just winged this dessert last weekend and figured I could make it work using instant pudding and whipped topping. It was really good and literally only took me about 10 minutes to make! 3 easy steps and I was all done, can't get any better than that.

This summer when you need something quick and easy to bring to a potluck or gathering, this should be your go-to dessert! Be prepared to bring home an empty dish!

Oreo Pistachio Dessert

1 whole package Oreo cookies, crushed
5 tablespoons melted butter
2-3.4 oz boxes instant pistachio pudding
2 cups cold milk
1-8 oz. tub whipped topping, thawed

Mix about 2 1/2-3 cups of cookie crumbs with melted butter and press into bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate while you mix up pudding mixture.

 Meanwhile beat pudding mixes and milk in a medium bowl with whisk for 2 minutes. Fold in thawed whipped topping and spread over crust.

 Top with remaining crushed cookie crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set.

1 comment:

  1. I made this and I would recommend doubling the Oreo crust as it is really scotchy for this size pan.


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