Over the Top Chocolate Cheesecake Oreo Parfaits
We’re back with our final recipe for Valentine’s Parfait Week! If you missed the other recipes, you can see them here.
This parfait is all about decadence. Chocolate. Cheesecake. And oreos. Layers upon layers of layers. Kind of like this fun parfait!
I am a chocolate girl through and through, and I am guessing a lot of you are chocolate fantastics too, otherwise you’d probably be looking at citrus or paleo recipes instead. (Just teasing, my paleo friends!)
But there is just something special about hardcore chocolate lovers (hi self!) … we appreciate chocolate in all its forms. We drool over decadent chocolate desserts. And the best part? We like to push the chocolate envelope.
To us, the more chocolate that is contained in one dessert, the better. Sure, we like candy bars, and we like chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, but if you give us a chocolate dessert with like 6 layers, the tiny person inside our brains who is in charge of our happy center does flips.. for days. :)
So my chocolate loving friends, I’m going to tell you what’s in this parfait, because friends don’t keep delicious recipes from friends.
There are oreos crumbs, marshmallows, homemade oreo fluff, rich chocolate cheesecake, a dollop of cool whip and it’s all topped off with an oreo.
I am 100% convinced that oreos are like food’s version of the diamond. Everyone likes diamonds and everyone likes oreos. If only I could trade my oreo parfaits for diamonds..
For a step-by-step of how to make this over the top oreo parfait recipe, watch this short video:
Over the Top Chocolate Cheesecake Oreo Parfaits
- 1 ½ sleeves oreos, crushed for the bottom of the parfaits
- 1 handful mini marshmallows per parfait
- cool whip, to top each parfait
- oreo, to top each parfait
- 1 box white chocolate pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1 sleeve crushed oreos
- ½ container cool whip, 4 ounces
Chocolate Cheesecake Filling
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- Crush 2 & 1/2 sleeves of Oreos. I like to stick the oreos in a ziploc bag and crush them using my rolling pin, they don’t necessarily have to be oreo crumbs, but not large chunks. Set aside.
To make the oreo fluff
- Combine 1 box of white chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups of milk. Beat using an electric mixture until smooth and combined with pudding.
- Allow the pudding to set in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Once set, take half of the crushed oreos and half a container of cool whip and mix them into the white chocolate pudding until combined. Return the oreo fluff to the fridge until needed.
To make the chocolate cheesecake
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Stir occasionally, until the chips are melted and smooth. This may take up to 10 minutes, but keep the heat on low or a little higher than low.
- Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool on the counter for 10 minutes.
- Once the chocolate is cool, combine the melted chocolate and softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and no lumps remain.
To assemble the parfaits
- Put 3 tbsp of oreo crumbs in the bottom of each parfait glass. Place a handful of mini marshmallows on top of the oreo layer. Next, add about 3 spoonfuls of oreo fluff to each glass, use the spoon to smooth the oreo fluff into an even layer. On top of the oreo fluff add a layer of chocolate cheesecake filling, using about 3 spoonfuls, then use the spoon to smooth the cheesecake filling into an even layer. Top the parfaits with cool whip. I like to transfer the cool whip into a piping bag and pipe the cool whip on top of each parfait. Top each parfait with an oreo.
- Serve and enjoy!
I have got to stop looking at your website. You’re killing me with these desserts! Pinned. Drooled. Stomach officially growling :)
Hahaa, don’t stop looking please :)
Those layers are magical! Such gorgeous photos, they make me want to reach in so badly. These are a fun and decadent treat that my kiddos would flip for if set in front of them.
Thanks for your kind comments Heather! I think I would hide these from my kiddos if I had any :)
Chocolate decadence … you’re talking my language! These parfaits look gorgeous, Beth. I’m ready to dive right in with a HUGE spoon!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
Let’s get TWO spoons :)
Such an easy recipe, it’s beautiful to look at and my kids will LOVE it! :)
Thanks for your sweet comment Kim!
I am a huge chocolate fan and these would put me in chocolate heaven. Such a pretty dessert presentation too.
They would definitely send you to chocolate heaven, for days!
I totally agree the more chocolate the better! This little parfait really has everything I need in one dessert! Love this Beth!
It really does have everything, especially your daily dose of chocolate :)
I am one of those hardcore chocolate lovers myself. LOVE this! Pinned!
Woohooo!! Another chocolate lover!
These look fabulous!! My daughter is a huge oreo fan, so I know she’d love them!
Would her jaw drop with excitement?!
Chocolate parfaits! They look awesome! I wonder if I could do something to leave out the cream cheese. Actually, maybe I will replace it with mascarpone (I love cream cheese but not in my desserts!)
Cream cheese less desserts?! What!? I only like cream cheese IN my desserts!
that really is true, I don’t even like chocolate that much, and I LOVE oreos -this is totally over the top in a good way
I’m glad you agree Heather!
I’m totally lovin’ the layers of goodness here, Beth! That OREO fluff is calling my name! I can’t wait to see the new Red Velvet OREOS in the stores soon. Yayy!!
I know! I wanted to buy some red velvet oreos, why aren’t they in store yet?!
These parfaits are seriously perfection. I could not wait to pin these!
Thank you friend!
I need a bite of this in my mouth right now! You always post recipes that make me want to lick the screen. :)
Hahahaa, I’m sorry if your screen is slobbery :)
Yum! These look sophisticated and amazing. Love the presentation :)
Thank you Medha!
I need some of those layers in my life, Beth! Anything with Oreo or cheesecake and I’m game. :)
They are so addicting and chocolately!
I know a few chocolate lovers who would love these parfaits! The oreo fluff and cheesecake filling sounds amazing!
Would you be one of them? ;)
I’m totally down with any recipe that has “over the top” in it’s title! These look amazing, Beth!
It’s a really good way to start a recipe!
I loved parfait week! This one sounds amazing!!
I think we have a chocolate lover here ;) Thanks Nancy!
I totally agree, the MORE chocolate the BETTER!! These look delicious, I wish I could grab one or two right off my screen! :)
I am sending one to you, I hope it appears on your kitchen table :)
This is one parfait that I would love to sink my teeth into. S’more heaven.
So so good!!
YES! Bring on the chocolate! LOVE all the luscious layers of the parfait!
Thanks for loving on this parfait friend!
“We like to push the chocolate envelope.” <– 100% YES. I'm obsessed with chocolate and have been a chocoholic for as long as I can remember. I'd totally eat about 3 of these in one sitting. They look SO decadent! Pinned!
Hey! Maybe you can figure out a way to make these skinny :) :)
From a fellow chocolate loving friend, thank you for this recipe! These parfaits look delicious – definitely Over the Top in the best possible way!!
I’m just here to put more chocolate in your diet!
Over the top desserts are fine by me!
These look amazing! I’m all about any kind of oreo dessert. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Ali!
i just discoverd your site and this is just amazing!
i love it already….
this dessert is so mmmmmmmmmm…..and yes i love chocolate!
great to know you!
I hope you enjoy all of the chocolateness!
What size box pudding do you use for the recipe? Can’t wait to try!
A regular box, not the large one!
Anything with oreos is good in my book!
How many Parfaits does this make?
Hi Elizbeth! At least 4 large parfaits.
Thank you! i realized after i asked that question i totally skipped that it was posted at the top of the directions. Seems i was a bit excited to read the instructions and skipped right over it. SO my next question is, the ingredients say 1 and a half sleeves then in the direction part is says to crush 2 and a half sleeves of oreos.. Im all down for crushed oreos, but i want to make sure im crushing the right amount. lol. Thank you again!! I am making this Saturday for a family dinner.
sorry again.. never mind.. so sorry to waste your time. I see i split the oreos.. i should just take something for this headache and lay down before i stick my leg in my mouth, lol.. Thank you again.
If I make these earlier in the day and store them in the refrigerator until the evening will it still be good or will the marshmallows get soggy?
I think it will be okay!
Hi couldn’t find white chocolate will vanilla pudding work?
First I want to say hello! And second my wife is going to love you with this bodacious @ beautiful dessert recipe. Thank you so very much. So here it is two years later and you are still getting discovered!!!
Can I replace the cool whip with homemade whipped cream?
When making this dessert what pudding mix do you use?
White chocolate pudding!
I was thinking about making this for a Christmas party but wasn’t sure how portable they will be. What do you think about layering in a pan? Maybe doubling recipe for 9×13?
OH! That could be really delicious!
Can this be made ahead of time and put in the fridge?
From what you purchased, did you use one and a half packets (14.3 ounce) of oreos crushed for the base?
Yes – so half of the package!
Can you please put the sizes of packages used? What size box pudding mix? What size Oreo and Coolwhip containers? Thanks.
The entire dessert was delicious. The pudding never set by your instructions. I mixed the pudding mix and milk and set it in the fridge. It never thickened or turned into a pudding texture. I even tried the freezer and that didn’t work. I did look at the directions on the box and those worked. I booked the mixture and it finally turned into the right texture and consistency.