All you need are 3 ingredients to make these simple but decadent chocolate oreo parfaits.

All you need are 3 basic ingredients to make these simple but decadent chocolate oreo parfaits.

These chocolate oreo parfaits were kind of an accident the first time I made them. I was attempting a somewhat fancy classic mousse and somehow ended up here— chocolate whipped cream and crushed oreos layers together into glasses.

Such a tasty accident!

I scrapped the other recipe idea and I’m sharing this one with you instead. It’s so basic, so easy to make, and SO DELICIOUS! I love the combination of mousse-like chocolate whipped cream and crunchy cookies. It’s a fun dessert that’ll delight kids and adults alike.

Chocolate Oreo Parfaits

All you need are 3 basic ingredients to make these simple but decadent chocolate oreo parfaits.

You guys are going to love these chocolate oreo parfaits!

Here’s 3 reasons to make them now:

  • They feel very fancy and decadent, but there’s nothing fancy or complicated about the ingredients or instructions.
  • You need just 15 minutes and 3 ingredients.
  • No chilling time required so you can enjoy these parfaits right away!

ingredients needed for chocolate oreo parfaits

Just 3 ingredients required

Yep, you read that right! All you need is:

  • Oreos
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate

Note: You’ll have the best and most delicious results with quality chocolate, but any kind of chocolate should work fine.

crushing cookies and melting chocolate

How to Make these Easy Parfaits

  1. Crush cookies. Crush cookies in a ziplock bag until they are completely broken up. You should have some crumbs and some larger pieces.
  2. Melt chocolate. Add chocolate and ¼ cup of heavy cream in a bowl and place over a pot of simmering water (or use a double boiler) and melt until completely smooth, stirring often. Set aside to cool until no longer warm.
  3. Beat whipping cream. Whip remaining heavy cream to medium peaks with an electric mixer.
  4. Fold together. Add whipped cream to cooled melted chocolate in 2-3 additions, gently folding the whipped cream into the chocolate. (Here’s a helpful little video on how to “fold” ingredients.)
  5. Assemble parfaits. Layer crushed cookies and chocolate whipped cream into individual glasses. I usually get 3 layers of each into one 8oz glass.

Note: You can also assemble this dessert into 1 large bowl or pan if you don’t want individual servings.

assembling chocolate oreo parfaits

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All you need are 3 basic ingredients to make these simple but decadent chocolate oreo parfaits.

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This recipe was originally published April 2015.

Chocolate Oreo Parfaits

The easiest chocolate mousse you'll ever make, layered together with crushed up Oreos is a fast and fabulous dessert.


  • Approximately 20 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate , roughly chopped (113 grams)
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream (375 ml), divided
  • Whipped cream , for serving (optional)


  • With a food processor or in a large zip-topped bag with a rolling pin, crush the chocolate sandwich cookies to crumbs.
  • Place the chocolate and ¼ cup heavy cream in a bowl. Set over pot of simmering water and melt until smooth, stirring often. (This can also be done in a double boilder.) Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Beat remaining heavy cream to soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate in 2-3 additions, gently folding each addition in until no streaks of chocolate remain.
  • Layer the Oreo crumbs and chocolate into 4 glasses. Top with more whipped cream and a cookie, if desired.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
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