Potluck Oreo Bars

Potluck Oreo Bars ~ These are so dreamy, they start with a cake mix and are topped with a creamy Oreo mousse!

Potluck Oreo Bars will easily be a crowd favorite! They start with a dense chocolate cookie base (made with a cake mix) and are topped with a dreamy Oreo Cream Cheese Mousse! To all the chocolate lovers out there, these dessert bars are for you.


So my husband has taken up juicing…

He went out and bought a juicer and is now all about new “juices”.

This means he spends infinity dollars on produce daily. Because how much juice do you think comes out of a head of broccoli? Like 2 teaspoons. So basically to get enough juice to fill a Dixie cup you have to buy 45 heads of broccoli.

And 45 heads of broccoli is expensive.

Also are Dixie cups still a thing? I used to drink from them all the time when I was a child…and now I can’t even remember the last time I SAW one.

I mean, really they are kind of annoying, they only hold like 1/4 cup of liquid.

Anyhow, back to my husband’s juice.

Like I said you have to buy a LOT of veggies and fruit to actually make a glass, which means my refrigerator is filled with kale and spinach and beets and broccoli and things with weird odors.

I have no room left for pitchers of lemonade or coffee creamer. It’s becoming an issue.

And might I just say when my husband makes this juice, it’s the color of poop after you’ve been to a birthday party and eaten a piece of cake with a giant green flower.

Yeah, there’s a visual for you.

So it looks sick, smells weird and takes up all my lemonade space.

But it’s “healthy”. So there’s that.

Homemade Oreo Dessert Bar Recipe

Anyway, the whole point of my story is that I made these Potluck Oreo Bars, which need to be refrigerated, but I had no room in the fridge for my Oreo bars because of all the kale, which forced me to eat all the bars.

So basically my husband’s juice is making me fat.

Thanks for that.

Potluck Oreo Bars, simple and easily a crowd favorite!

Tips and Tricks on Making Cake Mix Oreo Bars:

The beauty of these bars is that they start with a cake mix. Which again, I know some of you hate. But it’s just the nature of the beast today.

Base starts with a chocolate cake mix..

You use the cake mix as a thick base and then top it with a creamy cheese mixture…

Topping the base with a chocolate cream cheese mixture!

Bake it up like this…

The baked base for Potluck Oreo Bars

Then chop some Oreos.

Chopped oreos

And mix it with more cream cheese deliciousness.

Oreo Cream Cheese filling!

Mix that with Cool Whip. Yes, I know this recipe is from the devil…cake mix, Oreo AND Cool Whip.

Spread that on top…

topping the bars...

So pretty!

Finishing off the Oreo Bars with the Oreo Cream Cheese mousse!

And then more Oreos…because yes.

And then you should eat. And eat.

Potluck Oreo Bars...a delicous cookie base that starts with a cake mix, topped with a light Oreo Mousse!

Then have some juice 🙂



Potluck Oreo Bars

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Potluck Oreo Bars will easily be a crowd favorite! They start with a dense chocolate cookie base (made with a cake mix) and are topped with a dreamy Oreo Cream Cheese Mousse! To all the chocolate lovers out there, these dessert bars are for you.


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted + 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 12 Double Stuf Oreos, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In bowl, stir together cake mix, 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted and 1 egg until smooth.
  4. Press mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan.
  5. In bowl of stand mixer beat cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar together until smooth. Remove half of the mixture from the bowl and reserve for later (eyeball it). In the remaining cream cheese mixture, add cocoa powder, 1/4 cup butter, melted and remaining egg. Beat until smooth.
  6. Spread this mixture over top the cake mix layer. Bake for 30 minutes until just set.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. When base is completely cool, stir in half of your chopped Oreos to the remaining cream cheese mixture. Then fold in thawed Cool Whip until smooth.
  9. Spread this all over your cooled base. Sprinkle with remaining chopped Oreos.
  10. Chill for at least an hour. Cut into squares when ready to serve.


store airtight in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
recipe adapted from The Stir

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43 Responses
  1. Darlene

    I’m just wondering about the cream cheese mixture. It says to mix in the chopped chunks of Oreos, but the pic shown of when spread on top of the baked cake layer, it looks smooth without any chunks showing, as if the Oreos were ground first. You only seem to see the chunks that are sprinkled on top. Is it just that the chunks remain hidden that were mixed in? They look delicious!

  2. wow do those look and sound amazing. I am going to have to try them out soon and some of those other yummy sounding recipes too. I willhave to bookmark this page for sure! I just want to say I absolutely LOVED your post. You had me laughing all the way through!

  3. k

    This looks amazing! Just one question…does the recipe really need 4 CUPS of powdered sugar? I’m all for sweet, but that seems excessive

    1. Shelly

      The powdered sugar yes sweetens, but in this case helps with the consistency. If you would like to add less, give it a try! I am sure it will be good, the topping might not be as firm, though!

    1. Shelly

      The texture would be different for sure, but I bet it would be fantastic! I would just make the brownies according to the package directions, though!

  4. Cassandra

    I saw this tonight while browsing the internet! Once I saw this, I instantly went to walmart and got everything I needed to make this!!! This recipe was amazing!! im useing this for my daughters first birthday in two weeks!!

  5. Katie

    These look sooo amazing! I’d love to try them out, but I can’t see the recipe! I’m assuming its supposed to be at the bottom of the post but all I see is this [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:436]

  6. Melissa

    I literally was laughing out loud while I was reading this. “this recipe is from the devil” I was laughing and saying “I love it”. What a great sense of humor and it comes through in your writing, how cool. Anyway, have you ever heard of Juice Plus? Our family just started taking it earlier this year. I’d encourage your husband to check it out, it’s easier (and probably cheaper) than juicing but you accomplish getting in your fruits and veggies. We take the trio which is three bottles, one is fruit, one is veg and one is berries. Hope it helps. But, I know I’ll be looking at more of your recipes, if for no other reason than to see what you have to say. Thanks for the laugh.

  7. Barbara McCarthy

    When using whip cream {heavy cream} in a recipe try mixing it with knox gelatin. One envelope of gelatin {they are small} mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water and the gelatin will gum up..add it to your heavy whipping cream and the cream will set up and not get runny, even in the hot summer heat.

  8. Brandy

    I can do cake mix” I can do cream cheese. I can do Oreos. I love all these things. You lost me at Cool Whip. I just can’t go there. I’m excited to try this, though, with proper whipped cream.

  9. Sana

    In love with this recipe…i plan to make it tomorrow..but what can i use in place of Cool Whip. I live in Pakistan and we don’t have it here. Can i use regular Whipped Cream or Heavy Cream..??

  10. Audrey

    WOW – I made these over the weekend for a family function — Everyone wanted the recipe. Truly a hit among some very critical dessert eaters! THANKS for sharing your fabulous sweets!

  11. eliza

    If you would like to be precise according to happyforks.com there were 3567 calories and 179.06 g of fat…

    Well.. after trying the recipe I need to say, that I agree. It was worth every calorie even though I’m on a diet haha (^_^)

    Thx Shelly!! Please keep posting your recipes 🙂

  12. Shelly, every line of this post had me absolutely cracking up!!! These flavors may be the devils combo but who cares, they taste HEAVENLY!

    Oh, and the green flower Bday cake reference?! Girl, best analogy EVER I was dying! Xo

  13. Love this story and the bars look incredible. I’m with you on the juicing thing – not worth the money, the fridge space or the effort! These Oreo bars on the other hand..I’d imagine they were worth every calorie you had to consume because of it.

  14. Donna

    You crack me up! I was laughing so hard and picturing the green flower. My son was into juicing and quite frankly,I would not touch the stuff…some strange colors come out in those juices. Love your website and your recipes.

  15. Hi Shelly, OMG I love your blog! That story about your husband’s juices, kale, fridge space etc was so funny! And as for your recipes… I cannot wait to try them and devour the results – being that I am also a fan of butter and sugar. And chocolate. You are a woman after my own heart! This Oreo cheesecake slice is my idea of dessert heaven! I found your blog through “A Spoonful of Style” today. Looking forward to reading more from you.

  16. Love these — it’s a perfect dessert for Life Group night!! And yes, all the juice…I tell myself that the reason I don’t buy huge quantities of produce is because of fridge space issues. But between you and I, I just don’t like it. Ain’t nobody got time for kale.

  17. It sounds like you might need another refrigerator in you garage just for your hubby’s produce. Besides, the extra fridge could be handy to store all your ext a lemonade and butter! Win-Win!

    These Bars look outstanding! My boys were looking over my shoulder when I opened your site and they said, “Make them!” I better get busy!

    1. Shelly

      Oh we do have a fridge in the garage, but my husband says that’s for beer only. You can see that there is clearly no consistency in our house 🙂

  18. Someone asked if it would be mushy after 3 days….haha!! Who could have waited even 1 day without devouring the whole thing!! Answer NO!! Cause it’ll be eaten by then!!

  19. Debbie Sims

    This looks SOOOO good. And I am sure with the cream cheese in there it will be highly addictive! I love your writing. I was cracking up and had to read it out loud to my husband! Very entertaining!

  20. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get behind this juice trend. You’re right, it looks totally gross. And since when is it healthy to eat five billion pounds of produce a day? Too much of a good thing, if you ask me.
    But these bars? Never too many! They look fantastic. Oreo mousse is the best!

  21. Oh I am loving this post. I just got done with a 3 day juice cleanse and while I have a couple really awesome juicers, I buy juice. Because it takes like you said, half the fridge of kale, spinach and lemons to get a dixie cup’s worth! And that cost me $9 bucks. So I’d rather just buy it and save the cleanup 🙂

    the devil…cake mix, Oreo AND Cool Whip. <— LOL. You got it all in one recipe. Love it! Id love a slab of these bars. They look incredible and perfect for a post cleanse treat 🙂

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