Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

This Mint Oreo Icebox Cake is perfectly minty and so easy to make! It’s no bake and I’m a big fan of no bake.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

Certainly by now you know that I also love a more complicated dessert and beautiful cakes as much as the next person, but there are definitely times that easy, quick and super tasty is all you need. This is one of those recipes for one of those times. And it’s perfect for sharing with friends!

And I need an easier dessert to make this weekend. I felt restricted because our garbage disposal was jammed, so no water would go down the drain and when I tried to use the dishwasher, water started filling up the sink. Eek!

So, our Saturday night was spent doing two things.

1. We saw ‘The Lone Survivor’. O.M.G. Have you seen that? Amazing. Must see. It absolutely blows my mind that our service men are trained to be able to go through that. It’s amazing that a body can be trained for that. It’s humbling and makes me so appreciative of what those men and their families sacrifice. One of my very best friends’ husbands flies in the army and I couldn’t help but think of them for a lot of the movie. I cried like a baby. See it. Seriously.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

2. The hubs fixed the garbage disposal. I was super impressed. I was convinced we’d need to call a plumber. Instead, he started taking things apart, with me as his sidekick. It wasn’t looking good. He had me googling diagrams of our exact model so we could figure out how to take it apart. He was removing tubes and hoses and stuff. It was scary. But he fixed it! And at least for the night, he was my hero. The sound of a garbage disposal has never been so sweet.

However, when I made this, I still had no good sink options. So easy was preferred.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

Plus, it’s full of one of my favorite things – Oreos. I mean really, sometimes I think I will turn into an Oreo. I have always loved them and double stufed is the way to my heart. Bring on that Oreo filling.

This icebox cake is full of those amazing sandwich cookies of the mint variety. Two boxes of them, to be exact. One box for each layer.

To make this delicious minty cake, you start by dipping a layer of mint Oreos into milk and making a single layer on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Since milk and Oreos are made for each other, that makes perfect sense.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

Then you’ll top that layer with some chocolate pudding. It always surprises me how much I like pudding when I make it.

Next, I added some mini chocolate chips to give a little crunch. On top of the chocolate pudding, you can add a layer of them, if you like. It’s hard to see them in my pictures except for on the top of the cake, but they’re there.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

I have a fabulous girlfriend who absolutely dies over anything mint and chocolate chip. She always tells me how she loves my recipes and she so wonderfully shares many of them. So the chocolate chips in this are in her honor. I hope you like them too! It gives a bit of crunch.

Next, add another layer of milk dipped Oreos.

The next pudding layer is actually a vanilla pudding with some mint extract and green color added to it. Funny, it doesn’t show as much in the pictures either, but darn is it good and minty.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

Finish it off with a layer of Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream) and sprinkle some more chocolate chips, Oreo crumbs (I had about 3 cookies left for this purpose) and some chocolate sauce.

You can freeze this cake or store it in the fridge. My preference was the fridge. Yum! I took it to our small group and it was a hit! A few of them thought it surely had Andes Mints in it, but no. Mint Oreos and mint pudding are responsible for that tasty flavor.

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

So what are you waiting for? With a dessert this easy, it’s time to get started! :)

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake

Ingredients

1 3.4 oz package chocolate pudding
1 3.4 oz package vanilla pudding
4 1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp mint extract
4 drops blue food color
2 drops yellow food color
2 15.25 oz boxes mint Oreos
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
8 oz Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)
chocolate sauce for topping, if desired.

Instructions

1. Make chocolate pudding according to directions on package, using 2 cups of milk. Set aside.
2. Make vanilla pudding according to directions of package, using 2 cups milk.
3. Add mint extract and food color (see NOTE below) to vanilla pudding and mix well. Set aside.
4. Put remaining 1/2 cup milk into a small bowl.
5. Dip Oreos in milk quickly and then place into the bottom of a 9x13 pan, making a single layer.
6. Spread chocolate pudding over the first layer of Oreos.
7. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips over the chocolate pudding.
8. Dip remaining Oreos in milk quickly and place on top of the chocolate chips, in a single layer.
9. Spread mint pudding over the second layer of Oreos.
10. Spread Cool Whip over the top of the mint pudding.
11. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips on top of the Cool Whip.
12. Top with remaining Oreos, crumbled, and chocolate sauce, if desired. Store in refrigerator.

At the time that I made this, I didn't have green food color, so I used blue and yellow to make green. If you have green, you can use that. I'd start with 2 or 3 drops and then check the color.

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Enjoy!

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