While we were working on recipes to fill my March challenge of Irish recipes all month-long, we came across a few green recipes that we thought we might use. As the days ticked by, I decided to stick with traditional Irish recipes and save a couple of the green colored items for Easter. The color seemed much better suited. While the photos showcase some shamrocks, this wonderful little dessert will actually work well for any springtime holiday meal.
Kiddo and I had a lot of fun making it. I found this recipe in a cookbook my mother purchased for me called “Magical Endings from Cool Whip and Jello.” Growing up, my mother was a huge fan of delightful desserts she could whip up combining Jello gelatin and pudding products with a dollop of Cool Whip. Kiddo and I flipped through its pages with much anticipation. When we stumbled on this lime green delight we knew we had to give it a try. When husband saw it was lime gelatin with Oreo’s he was 100% on board.
One thing that really bummed me out though was that the directions state that one should make sure their pan is non stick. I have issues with stuff sticking to my non stick pans. So, I went ahead and sprayed it with a little bit of cooking spray. It didn’t alter the taste of the dessert but it sure ruined my photo opportunities for those out of the pan. There is a slight yellow color you will notice. Bummer. But still the loaf tastes good.
Because of the fun factor, the taste and the color kiddo and I felt it would be a great dessert to share on Easter or any Spring celebration. Wonderful treat that everyone could enjoy. It’s light and refreshing. Just like spring.
Layered Mint Oreo Loaf
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 packages sugar-free lime gelatin 4 serving pack
- 1 1/4 cups cold water
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 cups light whipped topping
- 1/2 cup light whipped topping
- 10 chocolate sandwich cookies crushed
- 3 chocolate sandwich cookies whole
- Boil water.
- Stir in lime gelatin. Mix until dissolved.
- Stir in cold water.
- Add peppermint extract.
- Mix until blended.
- Place gelatin mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour as we are trying to have it slightly thick like the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.
- Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping and gently mix.
- Spoon half of the mixture into a loaf shaped pan.
- Sprinkled with the cookies.
- Add the rest of the mixture to the top of the cookies.
- Place in the fridge for another 3-4 hours to allow the mixture to completely set.
- Once the loaf mold has had a chance to set, add a dollop of whipped cream to the top and add chocolate sandwich cookies.
- Or, you can turn the loaf upside down on a plate and garnish with cookies and whipped topping.
Just pinned this for later… anything minty with oreos -ummmm, sign me up! I cannot resist it!
This was my first time making it. I was excited that it really turned out good.
Alison Shaffer says
that looks so good. I love Oreo cookies and mint! pinned it to remember!
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This looks great! I love mint stuff and my boys love Oreos so we will definitely have to make this.
Thanks for the recipe!
I hope they enjoy it!
Yona Williams says
Oooo – I am so curious as to how this tastes…sounds like something I would like. Pinned!
I’ll be honest, at first I had no interest making it. Reminded me of all those years growing up on jello molded desserts. But, kiddo really wanted to try it and even husband was on board. I am glad I did. It was fun for all of us to make, and eat.
This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.
tara pittman says
This looks so good and I was surprised that green was lime jello
There is just a tiny bit of the lime flavor but the majority is the mint and cookies. Turned out pretty good!
Heidi Bee says
This combines all of my favorite things! It looks and sounds so yummy!
Tammy @ creativekkids says
That does look springy! My mom can make some great gelatin desserts too. Thanks for linking up with the Tasty Tuesday’s Link-up. I have pinned your post to the Tasty’s Tuesday’s Pinterest Board!
Tammy @ creativekkids says
Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
Love mint flavored items. It is frustrating when the cooking spray colors the picture, but so not worth the issues that come from not using it.
I was going to try and fix it in Photoshop, but I figured I am real. I make mistakes. My food and photos aren’t perfect. Like you mentioned, it wasn’t worth the risk of sticking!
This looks delish! I love everything mint and Oreo with it, even more delish! Love the gelatin and whipped cream mixture! I once went to a bridal shower —or was that at my bridal shower – don’t member but someone made a creamy gelatin dessert and I have always wondered how they did it. Thanks!!!!!!!!
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True story, I used to get really weirded out by any sort of jello molded mixture. It still weirds me out a bit, but I have come to accept that creamy taste and weird concoctions folks come up with.
Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey says
This looks like a yummy dessert for summertime, all cool peppermint & Oreos!
I’m thinking Spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and all summer long! Maybe even a back-to-school party!
Jaye Cole says
This is definitely a must try! Thanks for sharing.
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Oh my, this looks so yummy! This is going in my yumprint desserts cookbook right now! HUGS
I hope you enjoy it!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
What a fun dessert! My kids would love it!
Thanks so much!