Chocolate Lasagna – An Easy No-Bake Layered Homemade Dessert

Chocolate lasagna is a one-of-a-kind recipe. It’s made with instant chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, an Oreo and butter crust, and plenty of mini chocolate chips to top it off. The layered chocolate lasagna recipe is easy to make and everyone will fall in love with the no-bake layered homemade dessert.

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Layered Oreo Chocolate Lasagna

I don’t think I can brag about this dessert enough because it is unquestionably one of the best out there. The chocolate pudding dessert balanced against crushed Oreo cookies, Cool Whip, cream cheese, and mini chocolate chips is a game changer. 

Take this easy dessert recipe to a church potluck, the front office at the kid’s school, or an office party, and you’re going to be the star. 

We’re not going to even talk about chocolate Oreo lasagna calories, because this is so worth breaking every rule to get a piece. Trust me on this one. It’s rich, creamy, and full of goodness. 

What do I need to make this Oreo no-bake dessert?

(Full printable recipe with instructions at the bottom of the post)

  • Oreos
  • Butter (melted)
  • Cream cheese (softened)
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Milk
  • Cool Whip (divided in half)
  • Chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding
  • Mini chocolate chips

How do you make chocolate lasagna?

  1. Crush the Oreo cookies in a Ziplock or with a Cuisinart. Add to a bowl and add melted butter. 
  2. Press into a 13″ X 9″ baking dish. 
  3. Next, mix the cream cheese, milk, and sugar. After combined, fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Spread over Oreo crust.
  5. In another bowl, combine milk and instant pudding. Mix until thick.
  6. Pour over cream cheese mixture. 
  7. Top with the remainder of the Cool Whip and mini chocolate chips.
  8. Freeze for one hour or cool for four hours. 

If you love chocolate desserts, try these chocolate thumbprint cookies or make some chocolate brownies from scratch

Recipe and printable instructions listed below

Oreo Cookie Layer

Picture of crushed Oreos in a bag

Start by melting the butter in a bowl and place the Oreos in a baggie and crush them up with a rolling pin. You’ll be using regular Oreos for this recipe because the double stuff will have too much of the cream center (I never thought I’d make that statement). 

If you have a food processor you can use that to chop up the cookies. It will make a more consistent crumb crust, but if you don’t it’s also fine to break the Oreo cookies in a bag.

I broke the cookies up in a bag and they had a few larger pieces, but it still tasted fantastic. 

You can do so many things with Oreos, from cookies to cakes to frosting. 

Picture of Oreos in a bowl

Next, add the Oreo cookie crumbles to a bowl and pour the butter into the bowl. Mix everything together so the cookies are covered. 

Picture of an Oreo crust.

Press the Oreo chocolate and butter mixture into the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ casserole dish. You don’t need to grease it before adding it to the dish. It won’t stick. You can see in this picture that the crumbles are bigger. 

Cream Cheese Layer

Picture of cream cheese in a bowl.

Grab a medium-sized bowl and add 8 oz. of softened cream cheese to the bowl. 

Picture of cream cheese and milk in a bowl.

Pour some of the milk into the bowl. If you didn’t set your cream cheese on the counter to soften, the milk will help soften it a bit when you start to mix it. 

Picture of milk, sugar, and cream cheese in a bowl.

Add the sugar to the bowl. Mix everything together. It’s going to be a little lumpy and that’s ok because once you add the Cool Whip and layer the dessert it won’t be lumpy. 

Picture of Cool Whip in a bowl

Add half of the Cool Whip to the bowl and fold everything together. The Cool Whip is going to add a light and fluffy texture to this layer. You can buy a large 16 oz. container of Cool Whip at the store and split it in half. 

Layer the Chocolate Dessert

Picture of a cream cheese layer.

Spread the cream cheese and Cool Whip layer out over the cookie crumb base. Mmm… getting excited! Place it in the fridge to firm up some while you work on the next layer of the chocolate lasagna. 

Chocolate Pudding Layer

Picture of instant pudding in a bowl with milk.

Rinse out your bowl, or grab another one and add the Jell-O Instant Pudding.

Whoever came up with instant pudding is a genius. It’s so easy to make and tastes great. Five minutes and the pudding is done.

Ok, moving on. Add the remainder of the milk to the bowl and mix it until it thickens. 

There are several Jell-O Instant Pudding box sizes and for this recipe and I used two 3.9 oz. boxes. 

Picture of chocolate pudding

Once the chocolate pudding thickens, in about two to five minutes, spread it over the cream cheese mixture. Doesn’t it look so divine? 

Cool Whip Layer

Picture of Cool Whip.

Finally, spread the remainder of the Cool Whip on top of the layered dessert. 

Mini Chocolate Chip Topping

Picture of chocolate lasagna

Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top and place the Chocolate Lasagna recipe back into the fridge for four hours before serving so it will firm up. If you need it sooner than that place it in the freezer for one hour and it will be firm enough to serve. 

Picture of chocolate lasagna

Look at those layers in this dessert. Creamy, chocolatey, amazing. The combination of crunchy and creamy is what sets it apart. When I made this the other day, I had to share some of it because I knew I would end up eating the entire pan. It’s that good!

Picture of chocolate lasagna

Check out the chocolate lasagna recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start mixing! I love this recipe and I think you’ll love this one, too. 

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Chocolate Lasagna

Yield: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Chocolate lasagna is a one-of-a-kind recipe. It's made with instant chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, an Oreo and butter crust, and plenty of mini chocolate chips to top it off. The layered chocolate lasagna recipe is easy to make and everyone will fall in love with the no-bake dessert.


  • 36 Oreos
  • 6 Tbsp. butter (melted)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 16 oz. Cool Whip (divided in half)
  • 2 - 3.9 oz. boxes chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Crush the Oreos in a bag or in the Cuisinart.
  2. Add the Oreos to a bowl and pour in the melted butter. Stir.
  3. Press into an ungreased 13" x 9" casserole dish and set aside.
  4. Add the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of milk, and sugar to a medium-sized bowl. Mix together.
  5. Add 8 oz. of the Cool Whip to the bowl and fold until well blended.
  6. Spread over the Oreo crust.
  7. Place in the fridge while preparing the next step.
  8. Add the two packages of Jell-O Instant Pudding to a bowl. Pour in 3 1/2 cups of milk and stir until thickened. About 2-5 minutes.
  9. Spread over the cream cheese layer.
  10. Spread the remainder of the Cool Whip on top of the dessert. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.
  11. Cool in the fridge for four hours or in the freezer for one hour to firm up the dessert.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 pieces Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is approximate.

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    1. Julie Pollitt says:

      Hi Stacey! Thank you!

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