Monday, May 6, 2013

grandma's cookbook - Chocolate Lasagna!!!

Photo: Chocolate Lasagna

INGREDIENTS

1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

1. 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.
2. Transfer 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 x 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.
3. Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
4. In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 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.
5. 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.

Share This with your friends!Chances are you are wondering about this post . . . what kind of recipe could possibly be called, "chocolate lasagna"? Is it good? It does have "chocolate" in the name, so doesn't this mean it must be tasty? But, chocolate "lasagna"???? 

Well . . . have no fear!!!! This is a dessert which will leave you heading for the store to get the ingredients, for sure!!! My daughter, Tiffany, posted this recipe on her facebook and when I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you! 

Ingredients -
  • 1 package regular Oreos - not Double Stuff - about 36 cookies
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cold milk
  • 1 - 12 ounce tub Cool Whip
  • 2 - 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
Directions -
  1. Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies so they are a fine crumb mixture
  2. Pour into a bowl and stir in melted butter
  3. Press into a 13x9 baking dish and refrigerate while you prepare the remaining ingredients
  4. Mix cream cheese until light and fluffy
  5. Add 2 Tablespoons of milk, sugar and mix well
  6. Add 1 1/4 cups of Cool Whip
  7. Spread mixture over crust
  8. Combine 3 1/4 cups milk with pudding and mix until thickened
  9. Spread pudding over cream cheese layer
  10. Allow dessert to "rest" for five minutes to "firm up" a bit
  11. Spread remaining Cool Whip over top and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips
  12. Freeze for 1 hour before serving or refrigerate for four hours before serving
  13. Enjoy!!!
So . . . what do you think??? Oh, I see . . . you are headed to the store, right???!!! :-) My daughter is making this for our Mother's Day dessert this year . . . it is going to be a truly "delicious" Mother's Day this year for sure!!!! :-)

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