I love the fact that they are so clueless about cooking they could not even bother to throw the non-instant pudding on the stove and cook it. Instead they wasted it and bought the instant. ARGHHH!Found this gem on my Facebook feed. The author stresses how "light" it is (because you're using Cool Whip, none of that unhealthy real cream nonsense) like 3 times. Meanwhile, just looking at it is giving my eyeballs diabetes.
"This is for YOU, the chocolate lover out there who is looking for a chocolate-y treat that is actually quite light! Chocolate Lasagna is a dessert you donít want to miss!
When Ryan told me that this fabulous Chocolate Lasagna ranks up there on his list of favorite desserts of all time, I knew I had to share it with you. Just looking at the layers upon layers of goodness, you can tell itís going to be worth salivating over!
You will begin with the crust which consists of crushed Oreos mixed with a little butter. You will want to use regular Oreos versus the Double Stuff variety and youíll need all 36 cookies that come in a typical package of Oreos (minus the 1 or 2 or 3 that you are obligated to sample before crushing themÖ).
After pressing the cookie/butter mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, youíll get working on the layers! What I love about this recipe is that the layers are actually quite light. Maybe not in calories, but this dessert will NOT sit in your stomach like a brick like some desserts!
The first layer is a white layer which consists of cream cheese that youíve whipped until fluffy, sugar, a little milk, and some Cool Whip. Not whipped cream, Cool Whip! Once thatís spread over the chocolate-y Oreo crust, youíll prep the chocolate layer!
The chocolate layer is simply chocolate pudding. Seriously, how easy is that? You will need two boxes of chocolate instant pudding. Make sure itís instant pudding guys, and not the cook and serve variety. I didnít realize that I had bought the cook and serve kind, so I sat there whisking and whiskingÖ. and whisking the mixture waiting for it to thicken up and it never did. Then I realized what I had done and had to make an emergency trip to the grocery store to buy instant pudding!
At any rate, once the pudding has thickened up a bit, youíll spread it over the white layer. Yum yum. At this point, let it rest for about five minutes before continuing on to the next step.
The very last layer is simply a little more Cool Whip that youíll spread over the top. Because this is Chocolate Lasagna, I figured Iíd throw in just a bit more chocolate to complete the experience of Chocolate Lasagna, so I sprinkled a bunch of mini chocolate chips on top. It was the perfect addition!
If youíre familiar with the Chocolate Lasagna that Olive Garden serves (served? I hear they no longer sell it), this is nothing like it. Their layers were more cake-like while this Chocolate Lasagna is just light and fluffy layers of pudding, and Cool Whip with a little cream cheese mixed in.
We really loved this Chocolate Lasagna. Each layer complimented the next just perfectly! And, it makes a big 9 x 13 inch pan so that you will have plenty for sharing. Oh, and did I mention that itís a no-bake treat? I love it when I come across a fantastic treat that requires no oven! Enjoy!"