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- Francis Bacon

Thursday, July 30, 2009

♥Absolutely Heavenly Rocky Road Chocolate Dessert♥

This is so easy and so pretty and so good. I'm telling ya...it will make your eyes roll back into your head if you like chocolate!

  • 1 (5.9-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix, reduced calorie or regular
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed, regular or chocolate
  • 16 double-stuffed Oreo cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

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

Stir together cream cheese and Cool Whip, blending well.

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 and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. Spread all of pudding evenly over top; spread remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over pudding. Sprinkle with remaining cookies and pecans and mini chocolate chips. Chill until ready to serve.

I spoon the dessert into parfait glasses for serving to guests. If you really want to be fussy, layer the ingredients into the glasses before chilling.


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

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. (I used used Double Delight Oreo Peanut Butter & Chocolate for sandwich cookies.)

Coconut Dream Pudding: Crush 16 vanilla filled sandwich cookies. Mix 1/2 cup toasted coconut into cream cheese, use white chocolate mini chips and top with toasted slivered almonds.


heatherbelle said...

I think I might just have to try this one...

Pearl Maple said...

Now that is just too tasty to scroll past, thanks for sharing your yummy recipe.

Followed your link from the Pink Party, you do have some lovely things going on in your blog space.