25 Oreo Recipe Hacks For Your Favorite Cookies

Oreos are the country's most iconic cookie. The crunchy dark chocolate biscuits sandwich a creamy, sweet filling creating a cookies-and-cream flavor. Sold across the globe, Oreo cookies have been around for over 110 years. One of the best ways to enjoy this sweet snack is with a cold glass of milk. However, the taste and texture also makes them a perfect ingredient in a variety of unique recipes. 

Oreos are incredible as a main ingredient used in a dessert created to celebrate the nation's favorite cookie. When crumbed they can be turned into a pie crust or a biscuit base for a pudding or cheesecake. They're also delicious smashed or added whole in a layered dessert, and you can also crumble little Oreo bits to create fun chocolatey sprinkles. Find out how to turn these cookies into candies, transform them into characterful party snacks, deep fry them, and more!

Easy Oreo Cake

Oreo frosting. Is there anything else to add to this statement? This recipe is a great way to upgrade your boxed chocolate cake mix. Sour cream, chocolate pudding mix, and milk add to the sponge texture and enhance the flavor. That way the crunchy icing is a sweet contrast. Add a little milk to the frosting to get just the right consistency before mixing in the crushed Oreo cookies. Add whole ones on top for some decorative drama and to bring out that delicious cookies and cream taste. 

Recipe: Easy Oreo Cake

Easy Oreo Fluff

The hardest part of this fluffy dessert is not scoffing down the 14 Oreo cookies that'll be left in the package. So, get a cookie jar ready. If you love this brand's smooth and crunchy sweet taste, you'll love a dessert that makes it the star ingredient. The cookies accentuate those fantastically contrasting textures and, what's more, you only need three other ingredients. Use the end of a rolling pin to smash the cookies in a bowl or roll over them in a bag. Just be sure not to make them too small.

Recipe: Easy Oreo Fluff

Easy Oreo Truffles

You won't make any chocolate truffle mistakes with these cookie-inspired versions. They're so easy to make that they're a perfect treat to create with kids. And what better way to give the old-school Oreo a sophisticated culinary makeover? You can use different Oreo flavors, such as a golden vanilla cookie, caramel coconut, or peanut butter pie. Grinding them down so that they're super fine is vital as you want them to be smooth like classic truffles. Dip some in melted white chocolate, and drizzle the melted chocolate on others so that they look attractive together.

Recipe: Easy Oreo Truffles

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

There's nothing wrong with enjoying an Oreo as it is. However, if you're a fan of these cookies, then you're going to love the idea of turning them into a cake. Even better, you don't have to bake it either, because it's a cheesecake. The crust, filling, and topping are all made with crushed Oreo cookies. Though, you can also switch up the base and use a different ingredient, such as a graham cracker. Add chunks of cookie on top, as well as crumbs, to give the texture some variety.

Recipe: No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Oreo Cake Pops

Cake pops are cute and look great on a buffet table, served at a party. Guests can grab a stick and enjoy a sweet something. If you don't want to bake cake, then this no-bake version is good to know. You need full-fat cream cheese to add to ground-up Oreo cookies to get that cakey texture. Blast this mix in the freezer before rolling if it's not firm enough. Definitely chill the balls before dipping them and make sure you use dark and white chocolate to make the taste really pop.

Recipe: Oreo Cake Pops

Halloween Oreo Spiders

Oreo cookies are nostalgic because they've been around for so long. They're reminiscent of childhood, while adults grow up still loving them. That means that they're perfect for crafting some culinary wizardry and turning them into a fun, creative sweet-and-salty snack. This one is ideal for Halloween or a spooky-themed party. All you need to do is make sure you've got your M&M "eyes" and broken pretzel stick "legs" ready. And have parchment paper there to put the treats on. You might find it easier to melt the dipping chocolate in the microwave.

Recipe: Halloween Oreo Spiders

2-Ingredient Copycat Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard

This recipe promises just the right balance of creaminess and crunchy Oreo cookie. If you're a fan of the classic Dairy Queen Blizzard with Oreo then try our take on it and create your own version. Instead of soft serve, you're going to use vanilla ice cream. The trick is to beat this in a food processor with the paddle attachment to get that smooth consistancy. If you're doing this by hand, then freeze the bowl for 15 minutes beforehand so that the ice cream doesn't melt.

Recipe: 2-Ingredient Copycat Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard

3-Ingredient Copycat McDonald's Oreo McFlurry

The creamy taste with bits of crunchy cookie added is what makes the Oreo McFlurry so darned delicious. And while you can't replicate the soft-serve treat at home exactly, you can certainly whip up your own delicious version. Stick to vanilla ice cream for this recipe, and tap the cookies wrapped in plastic wrap to get the right size crumbs. The third ingredient is milk, which is what softens the texture and taste, and also thins out the ice cream. Sprinkle some crumbs on top, too. 

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Copycat McDonald's Oreo McFlurry

Easy Oreo Cupcake

Her we have Oreos mixed into a chocolate cupcake with a smooth Oreo frosting. The combination of cookies and cream crunch, soft cake, and buttery topping is almost too delicious for words. And if that's not enough, you can add a dusting of crushed cookies on top or even some chunks for a more dramatic look. This recipe is super easy too, as you just mix in the smashed cookies once you've made your batter and frosting, so it's not a lot of extra steps in case you want to make a few different batches.

Recipe: Easy Oreo Cupcake 

Easy Dirt Cake

There's nothing like a spoonful of dirt cake to make you feel nostalgic. Crushed cookies and velvety, chocolatey pudding are what make this childhood dessert so memorable. Recreate this old-school classic for kids' parties or the young at heart. Make some "dirt" by breaking up Oreo cookies in your food processor. Pulse these so you get little crumbs rather than pulverized mush. Serve in transparent dishes so you can see the layers of "dirt" and "mud," and add a couple of gummy worms to each serving to elevate the fun element.

Recipe: Easy Dirt Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Icebox Cake

Chocolate, strawberries, and whipped cream in a chilled, no-bake cake is a summer dessert delight that looks as good as it tastes. Three layers of full Oreo cookies are crunchy and sweet, working perfectly with fruit that's been mixed with chopped fresh basil and lime juice. Give yourself enough time to freeze your creation for a few hours so that it can set. Don't forget to serve it once it's had time out of the freezer or refrigerator, so it's not too hard to cut or too icy-cold to eat.

Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Icebox Cake

Oreo Pudding Pie

Pudding pies are a classic dessert in the U.S. and the layers of cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream are divine. To create a solid base, use your hands to mix the melted butter into the Oreo cookie crumbs. Use a springform cake tin to build up the Oreo crust sides easily. This part of the pie must be chilled before adding any filling so that it can set. Don't forget to save some cookie bits to add to the cheesecake layer, and some to sprinkle on top of your finished pie.

Recipe: Oreo Pudding Pie

Easy Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

If you love Rice Krispie treats, marshmallows, and Oreo cookies, then bring them together in this sweet, crunchy, chewy dessert. Grease the tray you're setting the gooey mixture on so that it doesn't stick, and the same applies to your spatula or spoon for stirring the sticky mix of cereal, cookies, and melted butter. As you press smashed Oreos on top, don't push down too hard as you don't want the squares you cut and serve to be too compact. This is a great recipe to make with kids.

Recipe: Easy Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Cookies & Cream Milkshake

There's something so right about a milkshake with some fast food, but you can make this version at home whenever you like. Break up the Oreo cookies in a food processor before blending with the other ingredients so your shake is lovely and smooth. Use vanilla bean ice cream to really get that copycat flavor. Whipping cream with sugar is simple, but you can use pre-whipped if you prefer. And if you want the creamy taste without the dairy, then use plant-based ingredients instead.

Recipe: Copycat Chick-Fil-A Cookies & Cream Milkshake

Oreo Cookie Bats

These cute bat-themed Oreo cookies look great on a Halloween party buffet table. They're so easy to make that they're fun to serve any time of year. Aside from chocolate chips for the pupils, you don't need any other ingredients. You can also use little red candies for the eyes, such as mini M&Ms. Add extra embellishments if you like, such as sticking on licorice arms with frosting. While most people don't need any encouragement to grab an Oreo, a little culinary creativity makes them really stand out on a serving plate.

Recipe: Oreo Cookie Bats

Easy Mint Baked Alaska

Mint and chocolate are dreamy dessert matches. However, use a different flavor of ice cream if you're not a big fan of mint. Oreo cookies make up the biscuity base, and by removing the filling, you get a less intense sweetness. There are three must-dos for this stunning after-dinner course to work. First, you must freeze the cake without the meringue for at least eight hours, and then again for 30 minutes once covered with the meringue peaks. Thirdly, remove from the oven as soon as the meringue browns or use a kitchen torch instead.

Recipe: Easy Mint Baked Alaska

Black Forest Cheesecake

Giving traditional desserts a twist can enhance certain flavors and textures, as well as change up cooking techniques. This no-bake cake stays true to its classic chocolatey, cherry taste, but also adds Oreo cookies into the mix. If you can't get hold of kirsch, then use cherry wine or cherry brandy instead. Make sure to add the melted chocolate to the creamy cheesecake ingredients when it's cooled down. Serve with grated chocolate and a cherry on top and enjoy that fruity liqueur filling, soft whipped cream and cream cheese, and crunchy Oreo base.

Recipe: Black Forest Cheesecake

Easy Peanut Butter Pie

The most challenging part of making this nutty, chocolatey dessert is the fridge time it needs to set. Make sure it's ready to chill at least four hours before you want to dig in. The Oreo cookies are the perfect biscuity base for cream cheese, whipped cream, and peanut butter filling. Use large peanut butter cups if you like, as you chop them up anyway. And don't use chunky, or all-natural peanut butter as it won't create that wonderfully smooth cheesecake texture you're looking for. Drizzle with melted chocolate to serve.

Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Pie

3-Ingredient Fudge

Fudge is moreishly soft and smooth, yet squidgy and chewy. You may see it for sale at fairs, fancy goods shops, and farmers markets, yet it's pretty easy to make at home. With just three ingredients, you can create loads of this candy and it's perfect for a party, a gathering for a special occasion, or even presented as a gift in a bag. Make cookies and cream-flavored white chocolate fudge by adding broken-up Oreo cookies. To add color use natural ingredients such as turmeric and matcha powder. Or swap out chocolate for peanut butter.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Fudge

Cake Pops

These little balls of cake and frosting covered in chocolate, on a lollipop stick, are ingenious. They're perfect for parties as they're fun, creative, and celebratory. What's more, you don't have any of the mess of slicing a cake and providing plates and cutlery. Give your cake pops a tap once you've dipped them in the chocolate to get rid of any excess. If you love cookies and cake then sprinkle crushed Oreos onto the melted chocolate coating to decorate your cake pops. You can also use white chocolate and add sprinkles instead as well.

Recipe: Cake Pops

Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Large, juicy strawberries are the best to pick for this romantic dessert. They taste wonderfully sweet and they're also big enough to dip in melted chocolate and add some toppings. Add a crunch to the smooth chocolate shell that coats the fruit once it's set. A good way to do this is to sprinkle nuts on before the chocolate hardens, or try sprinkling on some Oreo cookie crumbs. Create a variety of designs using white chocolate swirls, Oreo bits, and nonpareil sprinkles. The variety looks lovely when together on a plate.

Recipe: Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Best Halloween Candy Platter

Kids love darkly-inspired desserts and sugary snacks that tell a story. If you don't want to wait until Halloween, then you could create a spooky-themed party. Then you can serve Oreo cookie eyeballs along with other ghoulish goodies on this platter. Be creative by sprinkling candy between the sweet treats and adding glass bowls to separate them. Remember, you can incorporate some shop-bought desserts, such as Oreos, if you've not got enough homemade items to fill your sweet scary-scape. Let your imagination run wild. 

Recipe: Best Halloween Candy Platter

No-Bake Peppermint Pie

Candy canes and Oreo cookies feel like the festive season, but you can make this no-bake cake whenever you like. Add peppermint extract to the Oreo pie crust for an extra minty boost. Save some cookies and smash them up finely so that you can sprinkle these on top of the pie once it's set in the fridge. This Oreo dusting looks great against the pink peppermint filling. If you don't have an electric whisk then you can save on some work by buying whipped cream rather than trying to whip it yourself.

Recipe: No-Bake Peppermint Pie

Homemade Deep Fried Oreos

Just in case you didn't know, deep-fried Oreos are a thing. In fact, it's a splendidly decadent dessert. Deep fried batter-coated Oreo cookies are gooey on the inside and doughy on the outside. Use a ready-made pancake batter for this recipe if you don't want to make your own from scratch. Make these with Oreo Double Stuf to get the right balance between batter, cookie, and filling. Use a neutral tasting oil with a high smoke point, and make sure it's hot. Top with powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream. 

Recipe: Homemade Deep Fried Oreos

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

This copycat iced beverage serves up coffee, cookies, and cream blended with drinking chocolate powder. It's beyond moreish. To get the right thickness, try freezing the coffee into ice cubes and use these instead of freshly brewed liquid. You can also make this coffee-free. This recipe uses caster sugar which dissolves when blended. Pulse the Oreo cookies so that they're blended throughout the drink and so you get that iconic cookies and cream taste. Serve with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and crushed-up Oreo.

Recipe: Copycat Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino