Where are all of my chocolate lovers? This one is for you, my friends. It’s the perfect after-dinner treat, and the whole family can pitch in a helping hand. My husband is always asking for this family favorite, so I had to share it with you guys. Besides, it was a friend’s birthday, so that always calls for a special treat.
Like any good lasagna, this chocolate treat is made of layers. To start out the bottom layer, crush a full package of Oreos. This job is perfect for a toddler. They love an opportunity to be destructive! I let her press the button on the mixer, and she went to town! After a little help from mom, toss the crushed Oreos with the melted butter. Empty the mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan, and press it into the bottom of the pan. Ella assisted with this step as well. Then, place it the fridge.
Moving on to the next layer – the cream cheese layer. It’s a mixture of cream cheese, milk, sugar, and cool whip. Mix these items well, and layer it on top of the crust. Ella starts to lose interest here because it’s more difficult to stir than the previous layer. She quickly gains it back when she sneaks a lick of the spoon.
The next step is as easy as making boxed chocolate pudding. In fact, that is the next step. Once the pudding has formed, spread that over the first two layers. The more Cool Whip, the better the dessert, so go ahead and add the rest of the Cool Whip for the next layer. Grab your toddler and allow him or her to sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top, completing your chocolate lasagna.
Now, the hard part. Place the lasagna in the fridge for at least four hours, allowing everything to set. Although, I have found that taking it out a little early doesn’t hurt. 😉
What you’ll need:
- 1 package of original oreos (not double stuffed)
- 6 Tbs melted butter
- 8 oz of cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 Tbs milk
- 1 container of Cool Whip
- 2 small packages of instant chocolate pudding
- 3 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips
What you’ll do:
Crush the whole package of Oreos using a blender and mix together with 6 Tbs of melted butter. Press into the bottom of your pan and put in fridge. Mix cream cheese in mixer till fluffy then add in 2 Tbs of milk and 1/4 cup of sugar. Add in 1 1/4 cup of cool whip and spread this mixture over the Oreo layer. Combined the pudding packages with 3 1/4 cup of milk. Whisk until thickened then spread over cream cheese layer. Allow this to rest for five minutes before adding the remainder of cool whip for the next layer. Top with mini chocolate chips. Let set in the fridge for at least four hours, then enjoy!
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