Easy Chocolate Lasagna

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Whoever said lasagna had to be savory clearly hadn’t discovered the wonders of Chocolate Lasagna. Yes, you heard that right—layers upon layers of chocolatey goodness that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Before we begin, let’s set the record straight. Chocolate lasagna is not a traditional Italian dish. In fact, it’s a clever twist on the classic lasagna concept, transforming it into a luscious dessert. So, if you’re a fan of chocolate and want to explore new culinary territories, this recipe is for you.

close up of chocolate lasagna slice
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Easy Chocolate Lasagna

The beauty of chocolate lasagna lies in its layers. Much like its savory counterpart, it’s all about the layers coming together to create a symphony of flavors. The base layer is typically made of crushed chocolate cookies, forming a deliciously crunchy crust. You can use any chocolate cookie you like—Oreos work like a charm, but feel free to experiment with different varieties to suit your taste.

Next comes a smooth and creamy layer of pudding. This layer provides the richness and velvety texture that will make your taste buds sing. You can either make your own chocolate mousse from scratch or use a high-quality store-bought version. Just make sure it’s deeply chocolatey and luxuriously smooth.

Assembling a chocolate lasagna is a breeze. Just layer each component in a deep dish or a baking pan, starting with the cookie crust and ending with crushed cookies on top. Pop it in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld together and the dessert to set. Once chilled, slice it into squares, and voila! You have a dessert that looks as impressive as it tastes.

close up of chocolate lasagna in the dish


  • Oreos 
  • Butter 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Whipped topping 
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla pudding mix
  • Milk 
  • Chocolate pudding mix 

Keep scrolling to find a full, printable recipe with a detailed ingredient list.

Recipe Instructions

  1. Begin with mixing crushed Oreos with melted butter and press into a 13×9 inch pan for the crust.
  2. Bake the crust for 5-10 minutes at 350°F then let it cool.
  3. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, sugar, and Cool Whip until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together vanilla pudding mix and milk until thickened.Fold the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  5. Pour the combined mixture over the cooled crust, spreading evenly.
  6. Prepare chocolate pudding according to package instructions using milk. Pour the chocolate pudding over the vanilla layer, spreading evenly.
  7. Top with Cool Whip and sprinkle crushed Oreos on top.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to set. Serve and enjoy your delicious chocolate lasagna!
top view of the baking dish of chocolate lasagna

Frequently Asked Questions

Is chocolate lasagna a traditional Italian dish?

No, chocolate lasagna is not a traditional Italian dish. It is a dessert inspired by the concept of layered lasagna, but with sweet ingredients instead of savory ones.

Can I use a different type of cookie for the crust?

Yes, you can use different types of cookies for the crust. While Oreos are commonly used, you can experiment with other chocolate cookies to suit your taste.

Can I substitute whipped topping with freshly whipped cream?

Yes, you can substitute whipped topping with freshly whipped cream. Keep in mind that freshly whipped cream may have a lighter texture compared to the store-bought whipped topping, so adjust the amounts accordingly.

How long does chocolate lasagna need to chill before serving?

Chocolate lasagna typically needs to chill for at least 4 hours before serving. This allows the layers to set and the flavors to meld together. However, overnight chilling is often recommended for the best results.

close up of chocolate lasagna slice

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4.75 from 12 votes

Easy Chocolate Lasagna

Chocolate lasagna made with pudding, whipped cream, chocolate cookies, and cream cheese makes one easy no bake layered dessert.
Prep: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12



  • 20 cookies Oreos, 1/2 the package
  • ¼ cup butter, unsalted, melted

Vanilla Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons butter, (1/2 cup) unsalted, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 small packages of vanilla pudding mix, 7 ounces total
  • 3 cups milk, any type you prefer

Chocolate Layer:

  • 1 large package of chocolate pudding mix,, 5 ounces
  • Milk, amount according to the package instructions


  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • Crushed Oreos, amount to your preference, I used the rest of the package
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  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place the Oreos in a food processor and pulse until they are fine crumbs.
  • Pour in the melted butter and pulse again until the mixture is well combined.
  • Press the Oreo-butter mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan, ensuring an even layer.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the crust is set.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Vanilla Layer:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the room temperature cream cheese and butter until smooth and well incorporated.
  • Add the granulated sugar and the tub of Cool Whip to the cream cheese mixture, and continue to beat until fully combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding mix and milk until the mixture thickens.
  • Gradually add the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture, beating continuously until it’s fully combined.
  • Once the Oreo crust has cooled, pour the cream cheese and pudding mixture over it, spreading evenly.

Chocolate Layer:

  • Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the package instructions using the milk.
  • Pour the prepared chocolate pudding over the vanilla layer, ensuring a smooth and even coverage.


  • Top the dessert with the additional tub of Cool Whip, spreading it evenly over the chocolate layer.
  • Sprinkle the top with additional crushed Oreos to your preference.
  • Refrigerate:
  • Chill the dessert in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving, allowing the flavors to meld and the layers to set.


  • Make sure your dairy products are at room temperature before mixing to ensure a smoother, more homogenous mixture.
  • You can use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer for better results when beating the ingredients together.
  • You may use either regular or Double Stuffed Oreos based on your preference.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the Oreos in a ziplock bag and crush them using a rolling pin. For a richer taste, consider using full-fat milk or cream for the pudding.
  • If you want a more elaborate look, you could use a piping bag to apply the Cool Whip topping.
  • Always let the dessert rest in the fridge before serving; this will help the layers to set and the flavors to deepen.
  • This dessert can be made a day ahead, making it a great option for parties or gatherings.


Serving: 1 of 12 servings, Calories: 441kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 275mg, Potassium: 203mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 37g, Vitamin A: 732IU, Calcium: 128mg, Iron: 2mg
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Chocolate lasagna stands as a testament to the creativity and innovation that can be found in the realm of desserts. It is more than just a dessert—it is an experience that celebrates the marriage of flavors, textures, and the joy of indulging in a truly delightful creation.

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  1. A.mills says:

    How the hell is this lasagna in any way shape or form it’s called lasagna because of the pasta not just any old crap thrown together in layers

    1. Melissa says:

      It’s a recipe thing. Why do we call it Derby Pie or Million Dollar Spaghetti? It’s the name people know it by…