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No Bake Pistachio Pudding Dessert
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No Bake Pistachio Pudding Dessert

No Bake Pistachio Pudding Dessert is the perfect easy no bake layered dessert to end any meal. Made using Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding, chocolate sandwich cookies and whipped topping, this easy pistachio dessert is always a family favorite recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 192.4kcal


Cookie Crust

  • 36 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Pistachio Pudding Layer

  • 2 3.4 ounce packages Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 16 ounces thawed frozen whipped topping divided
  • 1/2 cup whole pistachio nuts chopped


  • To make this No Bake Pistachio Pudding Dessert, start by adding your chocolate sandwich cookies to a food processor or large zip top bag and pulverize the cookies until they are crumbs.  Move the cookie crumbs to a large bowl and stir in the melted butter until well incorporated. 
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a 9 x13 baking pan with non-stick spray and then push your cookie crumbs into an even layer to make your crust. Next add the contents of your pudding packages to a large mixing bowl along with 2 cups of whole milk. Using a hand mixing, beat until smooth and creamy (remember there are already little pieces of nuts in the pudding mix so won't be 'perfectly' smooth). 
  • Fold in 8 ounces of whipped topping (aka Cool Whip) until mixed well and then spoon pudding mixture over the cookie crust. Smooth into an even layer and then spoon on top of the pistachio layer, the remaining whipped topping and smooth until even. Sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts, cover with plastic wrap or foil and move to the refrigerator. Let chil for at least two hours before serving. Leftovers (yeah, RIGHT!) can be recovered and refrigerated.


  • Feel free to substitute the crushed up sandwich cookies for graham cracker crumbs is that is more your speed. You will need 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 6 tablespoons of butter.
  • Don't skip the part about chilling this no bake dessert in the refrigerator. You want it to set up before serving it. This can also be made ahead the day before.
  • Adding chopped pistachio nuts to the top of this pistachio dessert adds extra crunch and makes it pretty!
  • Leftovers can be stored covered, in the refrigerator.


Serving: 16g | Calories: 192.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.2g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.4g | Cholesterol: 17.2mg | Sodium: 148.9mg | Potassium: 139.8mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 5.8mg | Iron: 6.6mg