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Recipe: Oreo Cake for Father’s Day

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This cool and easy-to-make dessert has been a summer favorite in my family for at least 25 years. Because this recipe has only a few ingredients and goes together pretty quickly, it is my go-to potluck dish. I don't even have to look up the recipe before I go to the store, I just know that a tub of Cool Whip, a package of Oreos, a block of cream cheese and a large box of pudding will make any crowd happy.

If you are in a big hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling, but I find it tastes much better when you let the flavors mesh for a few hours. I don't mind using the low fat versions of all the ingredients, but you can make that call depending on how “rich” you like your desserts.

I have seen both kids and adults literally jump for joy when this dish comes out, so I hope it has the same affect on your family. I also made some Father's Day cupcake toppers that you can see in the photos, and download for free here!

Oreo Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (approx 15 oz) Oreos, regular or reduced fat
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (1 block), softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz (1 tub) whipped topping (reg or nonfat)
  • 1 6-oz package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 ½ cups milk

Instructions:

Crumble the cookies into bite-sized pieces. Set aside 1/3 of them for later and spread the rest evenly over bottom of a 9x13” pan. Melt butter and pour evenly over cookies. Put pan in freezer while you prepare your next layer.

Soften cream cheese, mix in powdered sugar. Spread over chilled cookies in pan. Take half of the whipped topping and spread evenly over the cream cheese layer. Put pan in the freezer while you prepare the next layer.

Pour dry pudding mix into a medium-sized bowl and add cold milk. Whisk or use hand mixer for several minutes, until pudding thickens. Spread over top of cookies in pan, freeze for another 15 minutes.

Spread remaining whipped cream over top of the pan, then crumble last of the cookies and sprinkle over top. Chill overnight.

 What fun treat will you be making for Father's Day?

This post was written by Renee Soirees. You can find her at http://www.renees-soirees.com

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