This recipe for Oreo cheesecake (dirt cake) was given to me by my cousin Nadine. We were visiting Connecticut and Nadine made this dessert as a contribution, what I mean by that is that there are about 30+ family members, a sit down traditional Italian dinner with pasta, meat (at least 2 different kinds), vegetables (at least 4-5 different vegetables) and at least 10 different desserts. Well, my daughter Kelsi loved this Oreo cheesecake so of course I asked for the recipe
Jump ahead 7 years later, it’s Easter and I want to make a spectacular dessert, that’s when Kelsi says to me “mom can you just make an easy dessert like that Oreo “dirt” cake that Nadine made us”. It took me over an hour to find the recipe she gave me but I was determined to make my daughter happy.
This is a super easy recipe to make, first step is to crush the Oreos, we used a food processor but if you don’t have a food processor, just put the Oreos in a plastic bag using a rolling pin (or even a glass would work) roll until they are fine crumbs (for me next time I will leave it more chunky as I like it more crumbly).
Place the Oreo’s in your food processor, break them in half prior to processing them, puls until crumbly, set aside
put your prepared pudding with the cream cheese and blend until it is all incorporated, add whipped cream and blend until smooth
now it’s time to layer, start with the crumbled Oreo, add the cream cheese mixture
then top with Oreo
continue ending with Oreo on top
place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours prior to serving
OMG…here is the finished dessert! I found that this dessert tastes even better the next day and it’s amazing if you can let it sit out for 10-15 minutes prior to serving. If you wanted to experiment you can add mint Oreo (I am not a mint fan but it’s a thought). This is such an easy dessert even the kids can help you make it, it is known as “dirt cake” as well as the crumbled Oreo is the dirt so you can add gummy worms on top and make it look like worms are coming out of the cake…just a thought.
Let me know what you think of this super easy dessert!
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