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Chocolate Lasagna

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A few days ago, watching my favorite chocolate Pinterest table, I came to a really childish idea. I remembered the age old question which my friends and I asked ourselves when we were teenagers. Which three things would you take with you to a desert island?

“Well, Vera, which of all of your chocolate treats would you take to a desert island?” I was thinking to myself and laughing at the same time and knowing it was mission impossible. Of course, after that, you begin thinking, measuring and comparing different chocolate treats. Soon I was literally drooling 🙂

“Yes, that must be it”, I came to the conclusion looking at the beautiful Dark Chocolate Cheesecake. And as soon as I came to that conclusion, a picture of a proud Chocolate pie showed itself to me and asked: “Vera, you would seriously go without me”? 🙂  I couldn’t settle one situation, when the next one jumped right in front of me: decadent Tiramisu Brownies. “Take us too”, they were smiling gingerly. And as time went on, there was less and less trace of an answer.

Chocolate Lasagna

And while many of chocolate desserts went on, one mysterious dessert was waiting for their five minutes of fame. And then…kaboooom !!! In front of me was, believe it or not – gorgeous Chocolate Lasagna. Wooow, OMG, wooow!!! That was it! If I ever have to go to a desert island, surely, the desert that I take with myself will be His Majesty – Chocolate Lasagna 🙂 .

Of course, you can imagine that I was doing this only looking for a next chocolate adventure and there it was, right in front of me! But my quest wasn’t looked so easy. I was scared! Lasagna looked so decadent!

Never mind!  After about 30. recipes that I have already put on this blog, I have learned a very important lesson. There is no such thing in my kitchen that will not be eaten in a matter of seconds by my chocoholics even in case of failure.

And in the end, it was not that bad! Hand on heart, it didn’t really look like it did on the best photos on Pinterest, but, one thing speaks louder than any word: the casserole that I baked my Chocolate Lasagna in was already waiting to be washed after just a few hours 🙂

Chocolate Lasagna



Chocolate Lasagna

Light and easy, no-bake layered dessert with crushed Oreo, cream cheese and chocolate pudding, topped with Cool Whip and chocolate chips.

25 min

25 min

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Ingredients

36 Oreo cookies (regular, not double stuff)

6 tablespoon butter-melted

8 oz cream cheese-softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cold milk

12 ounce tub Cool Whip-divided

2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.

3 1/4 cups cold milk

1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


Instructions

  • In a food processor finely crushed Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.
  • In a large bowl using a fork mix Oreo with 6 tablespoons melted. When the butter is mixed, transfer it to a 9 x 13 inch dish and using a spatula press down the crumbs into the bottom.
  • Transfer the crust in the refrigerator while you are mixing the fillings.
  • Mix the cream cheese until it's fluffy, add 2 tablespoons of milk and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip.
  • Spread the mixture over the crust.
  • In a medium bowl mix chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for a few minutes until the pudding starts to thicken
  • Spread the pudding over the cream cheese layer.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes to firm up the pudding.
  • Spread remaining Cool Whip over the top and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips.
  • Freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerate for 4 hours before serving
Recipe Type: Dessert

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  1. oh sounds so good and and looks beautiful! It will be my Christmas dessert and I will let you know how it comes out. One question.. Maybe I could whip some cream with heavy cream instead of cool whip?

    1. Thanks Clare. Of course, you can make some cream with heavy cream if you don’t like cool whip (cool whip is use just to make the recipe easier).
      I hope you will like this, looking forward to hear from you after Christmas.
      All the best.

    2. I make this often for holidays. I cringe when people use whipped topping in it. I always use whipped whipping cream. Actually I hate to see whipped topping on any dessert.

  2. Can I use sugar free jello pudding? The serving size is the same but the actual ounces between the regular and sugar free packs are different. I’ve already made the regular version and it was super yummy!!! 🙂 Thanks in advance!

  3. Hi Vera , really looks interesting … I’ve made non bake cheesecake couple of times & tis will surely includes in my collection . Juz 1 question : wat is choc instant pudding looks like ??? i doubt i can get it in any supermarts here in Asia .. Can it be replaced wif choc ganache ????

  4. I have made a similar recipe for over 20 years but with cooked pudding using a combination of vanilla and chocolate if you don’t like using chocolate

    1. Hi Bev, it depends on how big pieces you cut, this is made in 9x13inch dish,so you could make about 30 servings maximum.

  5. Hi, I was wondering if this could be used as a layered dip for brownie sticks if the Oreo base was forgone? 🙂 Not sure if I want to leave it as it is or bake brownies to go with it or both…

  6. Hi, I’m in the UK, I’ve already found a substitution for cool white recipie but I’m. Not sure for the chocolate pudding part. We have “Angel Delight” but I don’t think it’s really the right consistency…. Any ideas?

    1. You can just make chocolate custard as a substitute. You make you custard as per normal but add either cocoa or drinking chocolate powder to it…. we use it to fill profiteroles.
      1L (4 cups) milk
      5 egg yolks
      215g (1 cup) caster sugar
      1 teaspoon vanilla essence
      105g (3/4 cup) cornflour
      60g unsalted butter, chopped
      Drinking chocolate powder to taste

  7. Hi, if I wanted to substitute the 36 Oreos with Oreo Baking Crumbs instead, any idea what would be the equivalent amount?

  8. My mother in law used to make this years ago. The kids would get so excited when they went there & she had this.

  9. This is also amazing with a gingersnap crust and the pumpkin spice pudding mix for fall. You can substitute the carmel chips instead of the chocolate as well.

  10. This is my go to recipe for holidays, informal gatherings, picnics, anytime really. It’s a nice light dish and everyone loves it!

  11. I made this for my husband and daughter and her family. I made two 8 x 8 pans so the kids could take one home. Everyone loved this, including two very picky eaters. I followed the recipe exactly except to put half the ingredients in one pan and half in the other. Thank you – it is now a family favorite and I have a feeling I will be making this many more times.

  12. I was looking for something relatively easy to make for this year as it’s going to be a somber holiday for us since my mother in law passed Away 2 months ago. This is right up my alley. It sounds delish and easy! Thanks for the recipe. I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving.

  13. This recipe sounds delish and easy. It’s going to be a somber Thanksgiving for us as we just lost my favorite mother in the world approx. 2 months ago but we will get through it. Thanksgiving is my all time fav. Holiday. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

  14. This identical recipe was published in Kraft’s magazine about 8 years ago, the only difference is the real recipe uses crushed candy canes for a topping. My daughter and i make it every christmas.

  15. I do not like cream cheese. Can this be made without the layer of cream cheese? Should I double the chocolate pudding to replace the cream cheese or should I just leave out the cream cheese and not try to replace it?

  16. I’ve made this a couple of time now and it was gone with in twenty minutes of setting it out both time the original recipe but today I’m going to make brownies and use them as the base layer wish me luck

  17. Can this be mad using condensed milk. I wanted to try making a chocolate pudding like the banna pudding I make using cream cheese and eagle brand milk. It should work. Don’t you think?

    1. Cool whip is whipped topping which you can bay in 12 oz. tub. You will use 1 1/4 cup of Cool whip for cream cheese layer(mixed with cream cheese) and remaining Cool whip is used as topping onto chocolate pudding layer.

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