Monday, February 15, 2010
Prep time: 20 min. Ready instantly or can be chilled for future use.
Makes: a zillion servings
I've always loved this desert! You can have a lot of fun with this one.
1/2 c. butter/margarine (that's one stick, easier to remember that way)
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1 12oz container of whipped cream/topping (but I didn't have that...I used two packages of Ready Whip...the kind you whip up yourself).
3 to 3 1/2 c. milk
2 large boxes of Vanilla (or French Vanilla) Instant Pudding.
1 package of Oreos.
-optional-: Gummy Worms!
1. In a largish bowl, mix the butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar.
2. In a second (medium to largish) bowl, mix the milk, whipped cream, and pudding mix.
3. Pour the milk/whipped cream/pudding mix into the bowl with the cheese/butter/sugar mix and mix the two together.
4. Crush the Oreos. I use a little food processor, but I've also seen it done in a blender. Just make sure it looks like potting soil (see the Oreo Candy post for a picture of what the crushed Oreo's should look like)
5. Split the crushed Oreos into 3 even piles. (I actually didn't do this, I just eyeballed it when I was layering later).
6. Here's where it can get creative. You can use just a bowl (as you see in my boring picture) but to make it really cool, get a plant pot and line it with tin foil and use that as your serving dish...it makes it look all the more real! Anyway...put a small layer of the crushed Oreos in your bowl, then scoop in half of the cream mixture. Use half of the remaining Oreos to make your 3rd layer. Scoop the remaining cream mixture in the bowl (smooth it out with a spatula) and then cover that with the remaining Oreo crumbs. The layering should go oreo-cream-oreo-cream-oreo. If you're adding gummy worms to the mix, just put them in the layers as you see fit.
7. If you're doing the flower pot idea, you can also get a fake plant to stick in the pot and serve it with a gardening trowel to finish the image. It's great for parties, especially when you have used the "plant" as a center piece and you suddenly take a bite out of the "dirt".
8. Serve immediately, or stick in the fridge for later.
This can also be used as a great object lesson for FHE/presentations/etc. about not judging (things aren't always what they seem), or even about being true to yourself and not giving off an appearance of something you aren't (i.e. church goer on the outside, partier on the inside).