{Parenthood} Recipe: Chocolate Lasagna

Happy Friday Eve!!! Are you addicted to Pinterest? Yes? Well awesome, we'll get along just fine! Today I will be sharing a fun, easy, and tasty treat I pinned a few months ago. (Yes, I'm actually one of those people that tries the things she pin) It's so easy even the kids will enjoy helping to create this dessert. If your household runs anything like mine, sweets are a delicacy and a cause for celebration anytime they are allowed. Today I'll be sharing a recipe for Chocolate Lasagna. If you've ever made dirt cake then this is a little spin on it. So lets hop in.

You'll need:
  • 1 package regular Oreos (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
Bonus Ingredient: One very silly child for a dash of fun!

How It's Made:
  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.

Then listen to your child ask every 10secs "Is it ready yet, Is it ready yet" as you pretend to go temporarily deaf after answering the question the first ten times.

Tip: Keep refrigerated or your chocolate chips will melt (see pic)

This dessert was surprisingly light and enjoyed by all. How often do you actually attempt the items you pin?


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