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Last updated on March 21st, 2023 at 05:15 pm

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5 Minute Chocolate Oreo Pudding Recipe

5 Minute Chocolate Oreo Pudding is a quick and easy, creamy, and chocolaty dessert you can make in just a few minutes! This is really the best dessert for any day because you do not have to turn on the oven and you can have it ready to eat after dinner tonight. But be careful, it is so delicious, it is difficult not to eat it all in one sitting.

If you like this recipe, you will love our 5 Minute Oreo Dessert with 3 Ingredients. All you need is Oreo cookies, butter, and heavy cream and you can have a yummy dessert that even the kids can make. No baking is required! Another easy dessert is this Chocolate Cake with just 5 ingredients. You only need Oreos, milk, espresso powder, cocoa powder, and baking powder for the cake and then you can make homemade chocolate ganache with melted chocolate and heavy cream.

Believe it or not, the first recorded pudding was blood pudding roasted in a pig’s stomach in Homer’s Odyssey from 1614. In fact, the sweet pudding did not come along until Cambridge pudding was made by Mary Honner in 1617. It was made with dried fruits, eggs, milk, dates, breadcrumbs, and flour. Today, we have it pretty easy because you can buy heat and eat, instant, or already-prepared puddings now.

Pudding has always been a favorite for kids and adults alike whether you like them sweet or savory. A large bowl of chocolate pudding with whipped cream is the perfect quick and light dessert. To make this yummy 5 minute chocolate pudding recipe, all you need are a handful of ingredients including Oreo cookies, cocoa powder, milk, sugar, cornstarch, and a few other items.

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Ingredients needed:

To make this 5 minute chocolate Oreo dessert recipe, all you need are the few basic ingredients listed here. Then, when you are ready to start preparing it, scroll down to our handy recipe card for complete instructions and exact measurements.

Crust ingredients:

  • Oreos
  • Cocoa powder

Vanilla pudding ingredients:

  • Whole milk
  • Cornstarch
  • Vanilla extract
  • Granulated white sugar

Chocolate layer ingredients:

  • Whole milk
  • Cornstarch
  • Cocoa powder

How to make 5 minute chocolate layered pudding from scratch?

  1. Make Oreo crumbs: First, chop Oreo cookies in a food processor until they are fine crumbs.
  2. Add the cocoa: Then, add cocoa powder and spin it again until it is completely mixed.
  3. Make Oreo crust: Next, put half of the cocoa and cookie mixture into each glass bowl, pressing it down to make a smooth Oreo crust in each dish.
  4. Make the first pudding layer: After, pour milk and cornstarch into a medium saucepan and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add vanilla extract.
  5. Brown the sugar: Then, in a different pan, melt the sugar over low heat until it is brown. Pour in the milk mixture and let it simmer for two minutes.
  6. Add to dishes: Pour half of this creamy mixture into each glass bowl on top of the crust.
  7. Make chocolate pudding layer: Now, heat milk, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, and cocoa powder in a clean saucepan. Whisk it all together and let it simmer over low heat until it is thick.
  8. Chill and serve: Lastly, pour half of the chocolate topping into each bowl on top of the pudding layer. Then sprinkle with cocoa powder, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for at least an hour before serving.

Recipe variations:

  • Mix in Oreos: Save some of the crushed Oreos for mixing into the pudding layers. Just use half the cookie crumbs for the crust and use the remaining crushed Oreos in the pudding mix.
  • Graham crackers: Alternatively, you could switch the Oreo cookies for graham cracker crumbs.
  • Heavy whipping cream: For extra creamy pudding, use heavy cream instead of milk.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: Instead of plain milk, use sweetened condensed milk for an extra-sweet dessert.
  • Different Oreo flavors: Try a different flavor of Oreo cookie like peanut butter or chocolate fudge or make a vanilla version with golden Oreos instead.
  • Cream cheese mixture: Make a cream cheese layer by adding cream cheese to the vanilla pudding ingredients.
  • St. Patrick’s Day: Add green food coloring to the white layer for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

How to serve:

This absolutely amazing chocolate layer pudding dessert is a big hit with everyone no matter whether you serve it as a dessert, snack, or special treat. Try one of these unique serving ideas or share some of your own in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

  • Just use 3/4 of the cookie crumbs as the cookie crust and use the remaining cookie crumbs for the top layer instead of cocoa powder for a sweeter dessert.
  • Add a dollop of Cool Whip whipped topping for a nice touch. Or try our easy and delicious homemade whipped cream recipe.
  • Another way to enjoy this delicious dessert is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Similarly, consider using this no-bake dessert in place of ice cream with a slice of cake.
  • Mix some powdered sugar with the cocoa powder before sprinkling it on top.
  • A drizzle of chocolate sauce would also be incredible.
  • For an even richer dessert, add a scoop of our easy caramel sauce to the top.
  • To give your pudding a fancier look, top it with chocolate curls.
  • Spread the layers into a large cookie sheet or pizza pan and freeze it for a homemade ice cream cake.

Frequently asked questions

How do I make this with less fat and fewer calories?

If you are worried about nutrition, calories, and fat, you can always lighten the ingredients. For example, use skim milk instead of whole milk and sugar-free or fat-free Oreo cookies. You could also use Splenda or your own favorite sugar substitute instead of regular sugar. By substituting all of these, you will have way less fat and hardly any calories!

Why is my pudding runny?

There are several reasons why your pudding could turn out runny. First, make sure you are not mixing it too much or too vigorously. This can make it watery because the ingredients do not combine correctly. You also may not have cooked it enough. But the most common reason is that you did not put enough thickener in it. Add a little more cornstarch and heat it up again. Once it cools, it should be thicker.

What other cookies can I use?

You can change this recipe any way you like by simply using different cookie crumbs. For example, you can use sugar cookies, shortbread cookies, or your favorite fruit-flavored cookie crumbs. You could even use oatmeal, peanut butter, or chocolate chip cookies. Gingerbread for the holidays would be great too. Feel free to experiment.

What are the nutrition facts in this recipe?

Each serving of this delicious dessert has 289 calories, 20 grams fat, and 10 grams saturated fat as well as 40 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, and 15 grams sugar. But you will also get 4 grams protein, 105 mg potassium, 2 grams fiber, 513 units vitamin A, 28 mg calcium, and 4 mg iron.

How to store leftovers:

  • Store: If you cannot finish your leftover chocolate Oreo dessert right away, put it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to three days.
  • Freeze: As previously mentioned, freezing this dessert gives it a wonderful texture like a cookie cake. Put it in a freezer-safe container and it will keep for up to six weeks.
  • Thaw: If you do not want to eat your chocolate pudding dessert frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge.

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Recipe tips:

  • If you do not have a food processor, just put the cookies in a Ziploc bag and roll them with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs.
  • Or you could use a large bowl and electric mixer or hand mixer.
  • Use instant pudding mix instead of making your own. You will need a small box of vanilla and a small box of chocolate instant pudding mix. Make sure it is instant and you will not even have to cook it.
  • To shorten prep time even more, why not use pudding that is already made?
  • Instead of using a saucepan, mix your pudding in a medium bowl over a pot of hot water.
  • Add a little melted butter to the crushed Oreos for a more solid crust. You can use unsalted or salted butter.
  • Use double stuff Oreos (double stuffed) for even more creaminess.
  • You could also make this in a cake pan and then scoop out individual servings.

5 Minute Chocolate Oreo Pudding

  • Prep Time5 MIN
  • Cook Time10 MIN
  • Servings 4 servings


Oreo layer:

  • 14 Oreo cookies
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Vanilla pudding layer:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate pudding layer:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder


  • Whipped cream
  • Oreo crumbs
  • Oreo cookies


Oreo layer:

  • First, add the Oreos to a food processor and pulse until they turn into fine fine crumbs.
  • In a small bowl or still, in the food processor, mix the oreo crumbs with the cocoa powder until fully combined.
    mixing cocoa powder and oreo crumbs
  • After that, distribute the cookie mixture into each serving glass, and use a spoon to press it down to make a smooth Oreo crust.
    oreo crumbs in a glass

Vanilla pudding layer:

  • After, add the milk and cornstarch to a medium saucepan and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Place it over low-medium heat and stir until it starts to simmer and the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Then, in a different pan, melt the sugar over low heat until it is brown in color. Gradually, add the milk mixture and let it simmer for two minutes while stirring.
  • Divide equally the pudding mixture between the glasses, on top of the oreo layer. Smooth the top with a spoon.

Chocolate pudding layer:

  • Next, in a medium saucepan combine milk, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, and cocoa powder, and whisk it to dissolve the cornstarch and cocoa powder. Simmer over low heat until it is smooth and thick.
    making chocolate pudding in a blue saucepan
  • Divide equally the chocolate pudding mixture between the glasses, on top of the vanilla pudding layer. Smooth the top with a spoon.
    adding melted chocolate
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour before serving.
  • Before serving, garnish each glass with whipped cream, oreo crumbs, and an Oreo cookie.

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I love a quick dessert recipe like this. Oreos are a big fave in our house and I'm sure my kids would love this.

Gervin Khan

Gervin Khan

This pudding looks absolutely delicious and very appealing, especially to kids! An instant favorite! Plus we only need 5 minutes to make this amazing treat! Loved it!

Beautiful Touches

Beautiful Touches

This looks like a fun and simple recipe, I'll have to give this quick Oreo pudding recipe a try soon!

Zab Zaria

Zab Zaria

I'm sure my son will enjoy this recipe! It's a recipe I'm definitely going to save and try.

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