No Bake Chocolate Lush

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This no bake Chocolate Lush is filled with cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips on top of an Oreo cookie crust – a chocolate lovers dream!

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This no bake Chocolate Lush is filled with cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips on top of an Oreo cookie crust! | Persnickety Plates

No Bake Chocolate Lush

I’m taking a break from all things fall for a minute to share this Chocolate Lush I took to a barbecue a couple weeks ago.

Oreos are great for no-bake recipes (see my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Bon Bons or Chocolate Cream Pie) and with all the flavors coming out lately, you could really switch up the direction of this dish. But, gimme all the chocolate.

If you want to try another variation, try my Banana Split Dessert!

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This no bake Chocolate Lush is filled with cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips on top of an Oreo cookie crust! | Persnickety Plates

I have a confession, I don’t like Cool Whip or whipped cream (persnickety, remember?) BUT I decided to try this Chocolate Lush anyway, since I like all the other components, and it was delicious!

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Sad story – my brother, who loves these types of desserts, was out of town for the barbecue but there was about 1/4 of this pan left so I took it to him the next day. Except, I left it in the car on my way to work and it was a blob by the time I remembered it. Oops.

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This no bake Chocolate Lush is filled with cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips on top of an Oreo cookie crust! | Persnickety Plates

Tools you’ll need

Mini Food Processor – to crush the Oreos.
You’ll need a hand mixer for each layer.
Covered baking dish – love that this has a lid for easy storing of leftovers…if there are any.

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This no bake Chocolate Lush is filled with cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips on top of an Oreo cookie crust! | Persnickety Plates

No Bake Chocolate Lush

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This no bake Chocolate Lush is filled with cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips on top of an Oreo cookie crust!
4.85 from 32 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 306 kcal


  • 36 Oreo cookies this is one package. Do not scrape out centers.
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 12 oz Cool Whip thawed, divided
  • 3 ¼ cups milk
  • 7.8 oz instant chocolate pudding unprepared (two 3.9 oz boxes)
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Use a food processor (or a zip top bag and a rolling pin) to crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. Do not scrape out the centers.
  • Into a medium bowl, pour in the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
    36 Oreo cookies, 6 Tablespoons butter
  • Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and use a spatula (or the bottom of a measuring cup) to evenly press the crumbs across the dish.
  • In the same medium bowl, add the cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add in the 2 Tablespoons of milk and sugar and mix well.
    8 oz cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk
  • Use a spatula to divide the Cool Whip in half and fold half into the cream cheese mixture.
    12 oz Cool Whip
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cookie crust and pop it into the fridge to set for about 10 minutes.
  • While it’s setting, to a large bowl, add the pudding mixes and 3 1/4 cups milk and beat on medium until it starts to thicken.
    7.8 oz instant chocolate pudding, 3 ¼ cups milk
  • Spread the pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer. Put back into the fridge to set for another 10 minutes.
    ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Once set, gently spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let chill for at least 4 hours in the fridge or 1 hour in the freezer before you slice.


Recipe from The Kitchen Snob
  • Do not remove the cream centers from the cookies. Use regular Oreos, not Double Stuff. 36 cookies = 3 cups of crumbs.
  • Use two (2) 3.9 oz boxes of instant pudding, do not use Cook n Serve.
  • If you have extra time, I highly recommend popping the dessert into the freezer after each step. It makes it easier to spread each layer. 
  • If you prefer, you can use an equal amount of homemade whipped topping instead of Cool Whip. 
  • You can make this dessert up to 3 days ahead, keep refrigerated.


Serving: 1gCalories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 369IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. ACourson says

    Is there a typo on this? I added 3 pudding boxes and have been mixing for at least a half hour, tried to put the pudding in the fridge and it’s STILL absolute liquid????

    • Melissa Williams says

      No typo. Did you use instant pudding as stated?

    • Abby says

      I read it as…2 boxes of instant pudding…. each one is 3.9 oz. I think you might have used regular pudding that needs to be cooked. Instant pudding sets up in minutes.

  2. Janean Mariucci says

    5 stars
    Im sure this is a silly question but… The oreos… Do I crush 36 cookies? Cream and all? Or 36 individual brown cookies? Or individual cookies doubled =72?

  3. Kelley says

    5 stars
    Well I made this so yummy. I think next time I will put a bit of coffee in milk to bring out chocolate.

  4. Lisa says

    What would you suggest using to make the cream cheese mixture a chocolate cream cheese?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I don’t want to throw it out there without testing, but I would start with 1/4 cup of cocoa powder & a tablespoon or two of powdered sugar. But again, I haven’t tested so don’t hold me to it lol


    5 stars

  6. Noku says

    5 stars
    It looks really yummy and delicious

  7. CJ says


    I was reading the comments… do I use instant pudding or regular pudding… I’m confused.



  8. CJ says


    I forgot to fold half of the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture.. OH NO!!!

    Is this a big mistake?


    • Melissa Williams says

      It won’t be as creamy but I think you’ll be ok 🙂

  9. Bethany says

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy and delicious 😋 i will try this recipe, question I have, do I have to sprinkle the top with the mini chocolate chips, or could I try it with other chips like white chocolate or cherry chips etc…?

  10. Bethany says

    5 stars
    Melissa Williams, thank you for sharing your recipe for the no bake chocolate lush 🙂it’s my husband’s 38th birthday next Friday June 16th and he wants me to make him this no bake chocolate lush for him for his birthday;.and should I pop the dessert into my freezer after each step, cause it makes it easier to spread each layer? I read that in the notes.

    • Melissa Williams says

      You can, to speed up the process, but you don’t *have* to.

  11. Bethany says

    5 stars
    Hi Melissa Williams, my husband got all the ingredients for me at the Albertsons store when he got off work and he did a oopsed, one of the chocolate instant pudding Jell-O boxes is cook n serve and the other one is instant, so would the dessert still turn out okay,

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Bethany, for the way we use it in this recipe, you really need instant (especially since you’re mixing them together). Can you grab another box of instant?

  12. Bethany says

    5 stars
    Hi Melissa Williams, yes I think that I can get another box of chocolate Jell-O instant pudding, my husband said that, “Oh I’m sure the dessert will be fine”
    And question ❓ one of the boxes the instant pudding one says 5.9 ounce instead of 3.9 ounce and the other box which was the cook n serve says on it 5 ounce I think, my question ❓ is there a difference between 5.9 ounce and 3.9 ounce do both boxes have to be the same ounces my husband said he was looking and trying to find the 3.9 ounce boxes of pudding mix but couldn’t find the 3.9 ounce so he got a 5.9 ounce box of chocolate instant pudding mix. Sorry if my comment seems a bit long Melissa 🙂 when I go to make it for my husband for his birthday I just want to get this dessert right.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yes, you need 7.8 ounces total so two 3.9 ounce boxes 🙂

    • Kerri says

      I used a 5.9 oz box and adjusted the milk down to 2.5 Cups and it turned out fine.

  13. Bethany says

    5 stars
    Hi Melissa, well I’ll just have to make do and work with what I got with the two boxes of chocolate Jell-O instant pudding mixes both 5.9 oz cause that’s what my husband had got because he couldn’t find any 3.9 oz boxes at the store 🙂

    • Melissa Williams says

      That’s fine, you’ll just have to adjust the amount of milk (do whatever the box says). Let me know how it turns out!

  14. Briana Robichaud says

    5 stars
    Hi Melissa,

    I’m going to go ahead and rate you 5-stars, because I can tell this recipe’s results will definitely own up to it, between the versatility of the no-bake aspect and how cute it looks!! I also have no doubt it’s going to be a tasty treat!! 😁

    I have a question: (per your suggestion) To chill it more quickly and potentially more efficiently and effectively, using the freezer between layers; how long should it chill for? I am really looking forward to surprising my hubby with this, even though it’s actually my birthday this coming week on Wednesday! Big 4-0. EEK 😱, lol.

    I absolutely LOVE the recipes I have been looking at of yours, and cannot wait to try each of them for birthdays, holidays and well..just because!! You have inspired me to get back into the kitchen more often again, as I was raised baking and cooking since age 3! Often from scratch!

    I will definitely let you/you guys know how it turns out!! Thanks 🙏🏻 Melissa, (in advance) for your help!! Much love from me and mine, to you and yours!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Briana 🙂 Thanks for the kind words! You don’t need to chill/freeze for long between layers. I just pop it in there while I work on prepping the next layer. Happy almost birthday! I just hit 40 a few months ago 🙂

  15. Briana Robichaud says

    Oh! I am curious also.. can I use almond milk, in place of the milk portions of this recipe??

  16. Lj says

    Hi! This recipe looks AMAZING. I have a question. I don’t usually look at the Nutrition section, but my eyes wandered there and it says a serving is 1g (1 gram I’m guessing). Is that right and what would a 1 gram serving look like? For example, a 1″ x 1″ square or something like that? Thanks for all the FABULOUS recipes! ❤️

    • Melissa Williams says

      It’s a good one 🙂 That nutrition info is a very rough estimate based on 20 servings.

  17. Kellz says

    5 stars
    Easy to follow. Bought the 1lb 2.12oz regular oreos. Processed up to crumble had 9 cookies left over crumbled those after and sprinkled over the top layer before covering with wrap. I also put each layer in the freezer while I prepared the next. It was much easier to spread next layer didn’t mix in and mush stayed together and tasted perfect!! Definitely make this, winner 🏆

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