Chocolate Mud Bars are a decadent dessert made with layers of Oreo cookie crust, fudgy brownies, chocolate mousse, hot fudge, and whipped cream. This indulgent treat is a chocolate lover's dream, combining different flavors and textures to create a truly lavish dessert. If you're a fan of peanut butter, you may also want to try my Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert.
Here are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:
- For the crust:
- 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- For the brownies:
- Your preferred recipe for brownies baked in a 9x13-inch dish
- For the chocolate mousse layer:
- 1 (3.9-ounce) box of chocolate instant pudding mix
- 2 cups whole milk
- For the topping:
- Homemade whipped cream or store-bought whipped topping
- Homemade chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce
To make the crust, combine the crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter in a food processor until you achieve a fine grain consistency. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cookie crumbs for the topping. Press the remaining crumbs into the bottom of a 9x13-inch dish.
Next, prepare your favorite brownie recipe and bake it in the same 9x13-inch dish as the crust. Allow the brownies to cool completely.
For the chocolate mousse layer, prepare the chocolate instant pudding according to the package instructions, using the whole milk for the creamiest consistency. Once the pudding is set, spread it evenly over the cooled brownie layer.
To make the whipped cream, you can either use store-bought whipped topping or make your own. Divide the whipped cream in half, using half for the mousse layer and reserving the other half for the topping.
Finally, assemble the chocolate mud bars by spreading the reserved whipped cream over the chocolate mousse layer. Drizzle with homemade chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce, and sprinkle the reserved Oreo cookie crumbs on top.
These chocolate mud bars can be made ahead of time by preparing the crust and brownie layers in advance and storing them in a sealed container on the counter. The mousse layer can also be mixed together ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator overnight. The dessert bars should be chilled in the refrigerator before serving.
To store the chocolate mud bars, keep them covered in the refrigerator. They will last for up to 3-4 days.
According to those who have tried this recipe, the combination of Oreos, brownies, chocolate mousse, and whipped cream is simply irresistible. The dessert is not overly sweet, and the different textures of the crunchy crust, fudgy brownie, and creamy mousse make it a delightful treat to enjoy.