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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Make this easy no-bake chocolate lasagna by layering crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese filling, chocolate pudding, whipping cream, and a few crushed Oreos sprinkled on top. Perfect for a fancy dinner party or a quick dessert for the family.

Trusted Family Dessert Recipe

This recipe was made by my husband’s great aunt for years. When we would have family gatherings, the chocolate dessert was always the first one to go. She never had any leftovers to take home. One time, I was able to sneak the recipe out of her.

Now, I am sharing this scrumptious recipe with you.

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Make Ahead Chocolate Pudding Dessert

If you are short on time, this is a fabulous recipe to make. It takes just 30 minutes to make. Pop it in the refrigerator to cool and set. When you are ready to serve, just take it out, slice and enjoy. I often make this the day before to save on time and it is simply perfect the next day yet.

Freezing the Dessert

This can be made ahead and frozen. Just thaw before serving or serve partially frozen for an ice cream style chocolate dessert. When freezing, place in the freezer uncovered. When the top is frozen, place plastic wrap over the top and cover with foil or a lid that fits snuggly onto the cake pan.

Crushed Oreo Cookie Topping
Crushed Oreo Cookie Topping

Summertime No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna Recipe

Create a perfect summertime recipe for a picnic, party, potluck, or any type of gathering in minutes. It is as easy as crushing Oreos, mixing cream cheese, and layering on instant pudding mix. When it is hot out, these no-bake recipes are the ones we like to turn to in our house.

9 X 13 No-Bake Dessert
9 X 13 No-Bake Dessert

Holiday Recipe

I made this no-bake chocolate lasagna for our New Year’s celebration dinner this year. The cookie crust is topped with a layer of creamy cheesecake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and topped with more cookie pieces. Everyone was happy that they saved room for this chocolatey and creamy goodness.

Adding the Creamy Cheese Layer
Adding the Creamy Cheese Layer

Ingredients You Will Need for the Chocolate Lasagna Recipe

Oreo Cookies. Get the package of the regular – not the double stuff. The package should have 36 cookies. When crushed, this will make approximately 3 cups of crushed cookies. I like to use a food processor. However, before I had one, I would put half of the cookies in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies. The food processor does a better job of getting the cookie pieces small.

Melted Butter. The melted butter is combined with the crushed cookies and pressed into a 9 X 13 baking pan. Place this in the refrigerator to set up while you are making the next layer.

Cream Cheesecake Layer. This layer is like a no-bake cheesecake. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Fold in cool whip and spread this over the cookie crust. Place back in the refrigerator and continue with the next layer.

Chocolate Pudding Layer. Whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and the milk until it starts to thicken. Spread this over the cream cheese layer and return to the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes.

Cool Whip Layer. The final layer is cool whip.

Adding the Pudding Layer
Adding the Pudding Layer

Recipe Variations

Chocolate Pudding Mix. The recipe calls for two 3.9-ounce packages of chocolate pudding. I sometimes use one chocolate and one chocolate fudge pudding mix just for a bit richer chocolate layer.

The cool whip can be replaced with homemade whipped cream. Using a mixer combine 1 ½ cups of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Continue to beat until the whipped cream holds it shape. You should end up with approximately 3 cups of whipped cream. Note: if using this cream rather than the cool whip, I recommend not freezing as the whipping cream does not hold up as well to freezing.

Dessert container options. I used a 9 X 13 cake pan today; however, this can be made in individual dessert cups layered the same way. Use 16 cups.

Chocolate Cream cheese Dessert
Chocolate Cream cheese Dessert

Toppings Ideas

  • Crushed Oreo cookies
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Toffee pieces
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Cocoa powder, dusted on top
  • Chocolate topping, drizzled on top
  • Caramel topping, drizzled on top
  • Finely cut up candy bars

Fruit toppings such as sliced strawberries or raspberries can be added just before serving.

Individual Chocolate Layered Dessert Cups
Individual Chocolate Layered Dessert Cups

Let’s find out how to make this Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna.

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna
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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Make this easy no-bake chocolate lasagna by layering crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese filling, chocolate pudding, whipping cream, and a few crushed Oreos sprinkled on top. Perfect for a fancy dinner party or a quick dessert for the family.
Prep Time30 mins
Chilling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, easy recipe, Holiday recipe, make ahead, quick recipe
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 382kcal

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Ingredients

Oreo Cookie Crust

  • 14.3 oz Oreos 1 package
  • 6 Tbsp Butter melted

Creamy Cheesecake Layer

  • 12 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip topping

Chocolate Pudding Layer

  • 7.8 oz instant chocolate pudding two 3.9 oz. packages
  • 3 1/4 cup whole milk cold

Topping Layer

  • 8 oz cool whip topping
  • Crushed Oreos

Instructions

Oreo Cookie Crust

  • Crush the cookies until fine by using a food processor or by putting them in batches in a plastic bag and using a rolling pin to crush. Set aside approximate 3 tablespoons of the crushed cookies to use as a topping later. Melt the butter and combine with the Oreo pieces. Press in a 9 X 13 cake pan. Refrigerate while preparing the next layer.
    Adding the Creamy Cheese Layer

Creamy Cheesecake Layer

  • Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Fold in cool whip and spread this over the cookie crust. Place back in the refrigerator and continue with the next layer.

Chocolate Pudding Layer

  • Whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and the milk until it starts to thicken. Spread this over the cream cheese layer and return to the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes.
    Adding the Pudding Layer

Topping layer

  • For the final layer, top with the cool whip and sprinkle with reserved crushed Oreos then cover and chill at least 1 hour to set. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
    9 X 13 No-Bake Dessert

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg

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