Wednesday, August 11, 2010
ALLEN'S MUD CAKE
Years ago Allen brought a "Mud Cake" to a family pot-luck.
1 pound Oreos, crushed in blender
1 stick margarine
2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
8 ounces cream cheese
3 1/2 cups milk
8 ounces Cool Whip
Melt margarine; mix with crushed oreos (save 1/2 cup for garnish); press into a 9x13 glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Mix together pudding, milk, and cream cheese in blender and blend well.
Pour on top of cookie crust.
Spread Cool Whip on top of pudding mixture.
Garnish with crumbs.
Refrigerate several hours or as Allen says, "If you can't wait, go ahead and eat it!"
Since then I have created six "DERIVATIVE" recipes:
SUE'S TOASTED COCONUT DREAMCAKE:
Make a crust using crushed macaroon cookies and margarine, add coconut to the vanilla pudding, cream cheese, milk and top the Cool Whip with toasted coconut.
SUE'S PECAN SANDY SURPRISE:
Make a crust using Pecan Sandies and margarine; everything else the same except top the Cool Whip with chopped pecans.
SUE'S LUSCIOUS LEMONY LOVE
Make a crust using lemon cookies and margarine; use lemon pudding instead of vanilla pudding.
SUE'S VIVE LA DIFFERENCE BANANA PUDDING:
Make a crust using vanilla wafers and margarine; just put the banana pudding and bananas into a 9x13 dish and top with Cool Whip.
SUE'S NUTTER BUTTER CUTTER UPPER
Make a crust using Nutter Butter cookies and margarine; everything else the same and top the Cool Whip with chopped peanuts.
Make a crust using ginger snaps and margarine; everything else the same as the original.
I believe that you can crush up any cookie and make a similar dessert.
The most difficult part: COMING UP WITH THE CUTESY NAMES FOR THE DESSERTS!