I have been having a lot of fun making trifles lately. I made up this recipe because I didn't see anything that I liked online. Everything had cream cheese and powdered sugar in it (those ingredients will be good when I make a cheesecake trifle!!). My niece Ariel asked me to make an oreo cookie trifle for her birthday in June. I decided to try it out for my nephew Ben's birthday celebration this past week. Everyone liked it a lot. I might try it next time with chocolate cake and two layers of the vanilla pudding/oreo mixture. I guess it depends on what kind of chocolate to vanilla ratio you like in a dessert.
3 sleeves of Oreo cookies, hand crushed (reserve four whole cookies for garnish)
4 vanilla pudding cups
8 chocolate pudding cups
1 16 oz tub of cool whip
1 vanilla cake, cut into cubes
Empty all vanilla pudding cups into a bowl and add 1 sleeve of crushed oreo cookies into pudding mix well and set aside. In the bottom of the trifle bowl make a thin layer of crushed oreo's. Then put down a layer of vanilla cake cubes. Then a layer half of the chocolate pudding (4 pudding cups). Next a layer of crushed oreo cookies and a layer of cool whip. Next layer the vanilla/oreo pudding mixture. Next another layer of yellow cake, layer of chocolate pudding and remaining cool whip on top. Sprinkle remaining crushed oreos on top of cool whip and place four whole oreos in a decorative pattern. Chill for a few hours or overnight.