Layered Mint-Chocolate Loaf

Layered Mint-Chocolate Loaf

2 cups boiling water
1 large box or 2 small boxes lime gelatin
1 1/4 cups cold water
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
8 Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, chopped

Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water and peppermint extract. Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until slightly thickened.

Gently stir in whipped topping. Carefully spoon 1/2 of the gelatin mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan which has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cookies. Repeat layers, ending with gelatin mixture.

Refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Garnish with additional whipped topping and cookies, if desired.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.