Chocolate Pistachio Bars


Hands-on Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 2 hrs. 15 min. | Serves: 36 | Difficulty: Easy

I don’t normally publish unhealthy recipes using convenience/processed foods.  But if you need some cookies for a party or Open House, here you go!



    • 24 Oreo® cookies
    • ¼ cup butter, melted

Filling and Topping:

  • ⅓ cup instant pistachio pudding and pie filling mix
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup plus 3 Tbsp. butter, softened, divided
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios


  1. Line 9” square baking pan with foil; coat with cooking spray. Pulse cookies (with filling) in food processor until finely chopped. Add melted butter; process until combined. Press into bottom of baking pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Beat pudding mix, heavy cream and ⅓ cup of the butter in large bowl until well blended. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. Spread over crust.
  3. Combine chocolate and remaining 3 tablespoons butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium powder 1-1½ minutes or until almost melted. Stir until melted and smooth. Spread over filling; sprinkle with pistachios. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: Calories 130, Calories from Fat 70, Total Fat 8g (12% DV), Saturated Fat 4.5g (22% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg (5% DV), Sodium 45mg (2% DV), Carbohydrates 14g (5% DV), Dietary Fiber < 1g (2% DV), Sugars 11g, Protein < 1g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

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