Monday, August 22, 2011

Mmm, Mmm Monday--Cookies and Creme Pudding Pops

I found this recipe in an old Kraft magazine and was excited to try it.  You can't go wrong with pudding, chocolate, and Oreos.  I lightened it up a bit from the original recipe.  This was super easy and it's a great recipe for kids to help with.

What you'll need: milk, instant pudding, Cool Whip, and Oreos (I only used one package).

Crush your Oreos into small pieces.  They'll soften in the mixture, so a few big pieces is fine.  You don't want dust though.

Whisk 2 cups of milk with the pudding mix for two minutes.

Make a new best friend.

Add the crushed Oreos and 1/2 cup of Cool Whip to the pudding.  Fold until just blended.

Force yourself not to eat this and fight off any "helpers" in the kitchen that claim that freezing the pops isn't necessary.

Fill nine Dixie cups with the pudding mixture.  Put the cups into a baking dish to make it easier to move in and out of the freezer.

Andy has a fear of wooden sticks (It's ok.  He knows it's weird) so I used straws per the instructions.  They seemed a little flimsy to me, so I also tried plastic spoons.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze for 5 hours.

When you're ready to pop them out of the cups, dip them into warm water for a few seconds.  They'll pull right out.

The straws did not work at all.  We improvised by adding a crazy straw for additional stability and the day was saved.

The spoons worked great!
Reviews from the Peanut Gallery:

Me: 5 out of 5 stars.  What's not to love? These were easy to make and they were really good.  I'm thinking about using the mixture as a filling for a frozen pie.

Andy: 4.5 stars out of 5. 


Loved the pops.

Hated the brain freeze.
Cookies and Creme Pudding Pops
recipe adapted from Kraft Foods

1 package (3.9 oz) Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding
2 cups milk
1 100 calorie package Oreo crisps (or 6 regular Oreos)
1/2 cup fat free Cool Whip

Pour the Oreos into a ziploc bag and crush them into small pieces.  In a large bowl, mix the pudding mix with 2 cups of cold milk.  Whisk for two minutes.  The set will be soft.  Add the crushed Oreos, and 1/2 cup Cool Whip to the pudding mixture.  Fold until just combined.  Fill 9 paper cups with the pudding mixture.  Insert popsicle sticks or plastic spoons and cover loosely with plastic wrap.  Freeze for at least 5 hours.  Just before eating, dip the cups into warm water for a few seconds to loosen the popsicle. 

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