At first I too was skeptical of the idea of a chocolate lasagna until I saw what it looked like. It wasn’t until I tried my first bite when I fell in love with one of my new favorite desserts. This chocolate lasagna is a perfect dessert for almost any occasion, but especially Valentines Day which is right around the corner.
When my daughter was in 2nd grade, she came home asking for help to make a dish for a Valentines Day pot luck that her class was having. I let her pick out the recipe, giving her free rein over what she would serve her class. When she presented me with a recipe for chocolate lasagna, I asked her if this was really what she wanted to bring since the concept seemed so weird to me. She insisted that the pictures looked good, which I couldn’t deny, and that nobody else in her class would be bringing the same thing. She made a good point and later that day we went to the store to gather the ingredients. When we stared to make the lasagna, I was surprised how little effort was required to make it and how well it all seemed to come together. The next day, after leaving it in the fridge over night, my daughter let me have a bite before taking it to school. I never thought that I would like it as much as I did, and told my daughter that we would make another for ourselves at home.
Begin by crushing the entire pack of Oreos in either a food processor or by putting them in a ziplock bag and then crushing them with a rolling pin. Then stir in melted butter before filing the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish with the mixture.
Mix the cream cheese with a mixer before adding in the milk sugar and cool whip, stir well.
Make the instant chocolate pudding by pouring the mix into cold milk, and then stir with a whisk until the pudding thickens.
Lastly, put all the layers together by spreading the cream cheese and then the chocolate pudding over the Oreo crumbs. Add an additional layer of cool whip and chocolate chips on top.
This recipe blew my expectations away as I now recommend it to anyone who is thinking about making one. For a full video how-to, check out the youtube link below.