Lots of delicious layers make this Chocolate Lasagna Recipe so tasty. Oreo cookies, chocolate chips and a decadent pudding mixture come together for one of our favorite desserts. 

a square piece of chocolate lasagna on a plate
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Chocolate Lasagna Recipe

If you haven’t tried no bake Chocolate Lasagna, you need to go make this right now.  Endless layers make this dessert recipe simply fantastic. I started making this when the kids were younger and now I’m sort of known for Chocolate Lasagna.

Whenever I ask what dessert to bring to a BBQ or potluck, I am always told this recipe for Chocolate Lasagna. I have also made, Hot Chocolate Lasagna, Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna and Chocolate Brownie Lasagna and they are loved just as much.

This no bake chocolate dessert is easy to make with simple ingredients. The layers of the crushed Oreo’s and cool whip mixture really bring this dessert together. Then topped with chocolate chips and cool whip for an amazing dessert.

chocolate lasagna in a baking dish

What is Chocolate Lasagna?

This no bake dessert is very popular at Olive Garden restaurant. If you are a fan of chocolate cake and no baking, then this is the dessert for you. This dessert is easy to put together, and it is layered like a traditional lasagna.

The desserts starts with crushed oreo and then layered with cream cheese. Then its layered with cool whip mixture and then topped with chocolate pudding. Everyone loves when I make Oreo lasagna recipe and can easily be made ahead of time.

This dessert lasagna recipe is also amazing if you are taking a meal to someone. We like to take meals to friends that are recovering from surgery or  just had a baby. 

a square piece of chocolate lasagna on a plate with a fork.

Tip for Crushing the Oreo Cookies:

I highly suggest you use a nice food processor like these on Amazon if you don’t have one. You could use this mini food processor but it won’t get the Oreos quite as fine.

I prefer the Oreos to be crushed into fine crumbs as they mix easier. However, if you don’t have a food processor, you can also crush Oreos in a ziplock bag. I like to do this with a rolling pin.

Chocolate Lasagna ingredients:

  • Regular Oreo Cookies (Not Double Stuff) 
  • Butter, melted
  • Package Cream Cheese – softened
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cold Milk
  • Cool Whip
  • Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • Mini Chocolate Chips 

How to Make Chocolate Lasagna:

  • Crush Oreos – Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor to crush the Oreos. You could also place them in a large Ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
  • Mix Ingredients for Oreo Cookie Crust Layer – Place the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs.
crushing the oreo on a bowl
  • Press Crust in baking dish – When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
  • Make Cream Cheese Layer – Mix the cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and ¼ cups Cool Whip. You can substitute sugar for powdered sugar.
  • Use Stand Mixer – Also, you certainly can use a hand mixer but we love our stand mixer. It gets a ton of use and to this day is such a good investment. 
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the crust.
Mixing the ingredient in a mixing bowl
  • Make Chocolate Pudding Mixes layer – In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and ¼ cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken.
  • Add chocolate layer to cream cheese layer – Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
Layering the ingredient in a baking dish
  • Top with Cool Whip and Chocolate Chips – Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.
  • Serve and Enjoy.
chocolate lasagna in a baking dish with a slice gone

Can I substitute the Cool Whip?

We recommend using cool whip because it lasts the longer and holds up better when you refrigerate this dessert.

But you can also make homemade whipped cream. It is easy to make with only two ingredients.

Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this 3 days ahead of time. Just store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

a square piece of chocolate lasagna on a plate with a fork.

Tips for the Best Chocolate Lasagna:

  • Spread the Layers Evenly – Evenly spread the layers across the pan so that all areas are covered.
  • Oreos – Use the regular Oreos and not the double stuffed Oreos. You can keep the cream in the center of the Oreo when crushing them.
  • Make sure to chill dessert – Make sure to give the Chocolate Lasagna time to chill before serving.
  • Cut clean lines – This dessert is eye appealing so we make sure to cut clean lines. To do this, make sure your knife is clean each time you cut and you can even run it under warm water.
  • Cream Cheese – Softened cream cheese before mixing. This allows the cream cheese layer to be light and fluffy.
  • Chocolate Pudding Mix – The Chocolate pudding mix should be thick. Make sure it has time to set before adding the layer to the dessert.
a square piece of chocolate lasagna on a plate with a fork.

Oreo Lasagna Topping Ideas:

We like to add different toppings to this Chocolate Lasagna dessert. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Chocolate mints pieces
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped up candy bar pieces
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Drizzle with Chocolate Syrup or Caramel Syrup
  • Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed Oreo Topping

 

Chocolate lasagna in a dish with a serving on a spatula

Can I Freeze Chocolate Lasagna?

Yes, this is the perfect dessert to freeze and serve later. If you are going to freeze this Chocolate Lasagna, make sure you are using cool whip. It will hold up better in the freezer.

To freeze the chocolate lasagna, cover dessert with plastic wrap and foil and place in the freezer. When you are ready to serve, defrost in the refrigerator. You can also serve a little frozen.

a serving of chocolate lasagna on a fork

How to Store:

Store leftover chocolate lasagna in the refrigerator covered. It will stay good up to 3 to 5 days.

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Chocolate Lasagna

4.55 from 20 votes
Lots of delicious layers make this Chocolate Lasagna Recipe so tasty. Oreo cookies, chocolate chips and a decadent pudding mixture make this so decadent.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Freeze 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 454

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg regular Oreo cookies Not Double Stuff – about 36 cookies
  • 6 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cold milk
  • 12 ounce cool whip divided
  • (2) 3.9 oz. Chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 cups mini chocolate chips you can do more if you want

Instructions

  • Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
  • Place the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
  • Mix the cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and ¼ cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
  • In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and ¼ cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
  • Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 454kcal, Carbohydrates 55g, Protein 7g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 49mg, Sodium 479mg, Potassium 231mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 41g, Vitamin A 619IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 153mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this. My 9 year old made this her self, She was so proud and she ate most of it because she didn’t want to share.