This Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread is quick and easy requiring just three ingredients and five minutes to make! It’s irresistibly delicious, and so pretty, too… a creamy and sweet spread with so many uses!

It turns out Oreos and cream cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly, and it’s addictive. Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread is like a slice of cookies and cream cheesecake, without the effort.

It’s a bonus that you get to slather it on your favorite sides making it an easy to serve appetizer or dessert for casual gatherings where everyone gathers around – to devour it! Team effort.

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If you’re a huge fan of Oreo cookies (this homemade version is hard to beat) you’ve got to check out my collection of Oreo Desserts – there are so many ways to use this iconic cookie!

They are always a crowd favorite, so using as part of a delicious sweet spread that’s perfect for entertaining. Serve them up with a platter of goodies to spread and you are on to a winner!

Oreos have their place – and often that’s as a crust to my Peanut Butter Cheesecake. Today, though, I’m going to show you how to make the easiest cookies and cream cheese spread you’re going to love!

The dessert spread served with strawberries and oreos

Why You’ll Love Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread

  • This recipe is quick, taking just 5 minutes of prep time. You can easily make it when your guests are there and serve straight away.
  • Requiring just 3 simple ingredients, cookies and cream cheese spread is as easy as it is delicious.
  • It is always a crowd pleaser and is perfect for entertaining!
Close up of the fudge and chocolate on the cream cheese

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Softened. Use low fat, non-fat or regular cream cheese, whichever you prefer. Learn more about How to Soften Cream Cheese.
  • Fudge Topping – Melted. Choose your favorite brand, we keep it simple with this one.
  • Oreos – Crushed. I use traditional Oreos, but see no reason why you couldn’t experiment with your favorite flavor. Have fun with it!

Variations

  • Replace the fudge topping with melted caramel and dip apples to make a Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread that no one will be able to resist! Crushed graham crackers or vanilla wafers would be such a great sub for Oreos here.
  • Melt peanut butter and pour over cream cheese for another decadent option. Serve with pretzels and bananas.
  • Serve with: Oreos, strawberries, bananas, pretzel sticks, pound cake, brownies, rice krispy treats, marshmallows, graham crackers

How to Make Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread in Just 4 Easy Steps

  1. Place cream cheese on a plate/platter.
  2. Warm fudge topping according to package directions.
  3. Using a spoon, press the center of the cream cheese working your way to the edges to create a well or a “lip” to hold the fudge in.
  4. Pour warm fudge over cream cheese and garnish with Oreos.
A knife spreading cookies and cream spread onto an oreo

Tips

  • The cream cheese should be soft when serving so that it is easily spreadable.
  • If you wish, you can use low fat cream cheese rather than full fat.
  • Serve the sweet cream cheese alongside a platter of snacks and fruits to spread.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I soften cream cheese?

Check out my tips and tricks for softening cream cheese in this post.

How do I freeze cream cheese?

I’m sharing what I’ve learned about freezing cream cheese here.

Make Ahead

  1. You can make this dish a few hours ahead of time and keep it in the fridge, but be sure to let it come to room temperature before serving so it is soft and scoop-able!
  2. You can easily prepare a platter of favorite dippers ahead of time and keep covered.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate – Refrigerate leftovers to be enjoyed again.
  • Freeze – Unopened cream cheese can go straight in the freezer in its original packaging for up to 2 months.

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Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
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Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread

This Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread is quick and easy to make, requiring just 3 ingredients. It's irresistibly delicious, and so pretty, too.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup fudge
  • 4 Oreos crushed

Instructions 

  • Place cream cheese on a plate/platter.
  • Warm fudge topping according to package directions.
  • Using a spoon, press the center of the cream cheese working your way to the edges to create a well or a “lip” to hold the fudge in.
  • Pour warm fudge over cream cheese and garnish with Oreos.
  • Serving suggestions include: Oreos, strawberries, bananas, pretzel sticks, poundcake, brownies, rice krispy treats, marshmallows, graham crackers

Julie’s Tips

  • The cream cheese should be soft when serving so that it is easily spreadable.
  • If you wish, you can use low fat cream cheese rather than full fat.
  • Serve the sweet cream cheese alongside a platter of snacks and fruits to spread.
  • Keep any leftovers covered in the fridge.
Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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