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Layered Candy Cane Dessert

This fabulous dessert has the magical flavor of candy canes plus the bonus of an Oreo cookie crust. And it looks like a winter wonderland. —Dawn Kreuser, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 1 package (14.3 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3/4 cup crushed candy canes (about 7 regular size), divided
  • 2 packages (3.3 ounces each) instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 2-3/4 cups cold 2% milk


  • Pulse cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter; pulse just until combined. Press onto bottom of a 13x9-in. dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and milk until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping and 1/2 cup crushed candies. Spread over crust.
  • Whisk pudding mix and milk 2 minutes; spread over cream cheese layer. Spread with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining candies just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 251 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • amber
    Dec 30, 2020

    Took a shortcut and used premade Oreo crusts. Most ingredients measured out just fine —-just had a little excess pudding layer. I had a really hard time finding the white chocolate pudding flavor. A relative just happened to have some in her pantry that she purchased a while back. Wasn’t sure if another layer -perhaps cheesecake- could be substituted. Maybe will try that next time.

  • Sandy
    Dec 24, 2020

    Making this now... might be a silly question , but do you just use the dark outside park of the cookie & discard the cream inside? Or, use the entire cookie..?

  • Martha
    Dec 22, 2019

    The chocolate pudding with this was too rich for some people. I couldn’t find white chocolate pudding at the grocery store, so a friend suggested I use vanilla pudding with white chocolate chips. Can’t wait to make it!

  • carollm
    Dec 2, 2019

    I got lots of rave reviews when I made this dessert for a potluck last week. I added 1tsp of peppermint extract to the cream cheese layer to bring out the mint flavour. As well, I used low-fat versions of some of the ingredients to make it even lighter in calories. Definitely a dessert to make again.

  • Eve
    Dec 2, 2019

    Cake tasted excellent. I made the mistake of putting on the crushed candy cane top a day before I was serving, so the color spread over the top and didn't look as neat. Everyone loved it! I will make again for a large gathering!