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Hot Chocolate Lasagna

close up shot of a slice of Hot Chocolate Lasagna topped with mini marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate syrup on a plate
Rich and sinfully delicious, our hot chocolate lasagna is the perfect treat to indulge in when you have a chocolate craving.
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  1. HOT CHOCOLATE LASAGNA INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS HOT CHOCOLATE LASAGNA RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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This hot chocolate lasagna is decadence at its finest. A sweet Oreo crust is topped with a creamy hot chocolate cheesecake followed by silky pudding and whipped topping layers for a no-bake heavenly dessert.

Check out our no-bake s’mores lasagna and chocolate lasagna for two more rich treats.

HOT CHOCOLATE LASAGNA INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

For the Crust

  • 15.5-ounce package – 36 Oreos (or generic chocolate sandwich cookies), crushed to fine crumbs 
  • ½ cup salted sweet cream butter, melted

For the Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup salted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 6 envelopes hot chocolate mix

For the Chocolate Pudding Layer

  • 2 (3.9-ounce) boxes instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2¾ cups whole milk
  • 1½ cups mini marshmallows

For the Topping

  • 1 (8-ounce) tub whipped topping, thawed
  • 2½ cups of mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup for drizzling (optional)

PRO TIP:

The pudding will not set with dairy-free or lactose-free milk. Make sure you are using regular milk in this recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

HOT CHOCOLATE: Dark chocolate hot chocolate mix could be substituted for the milk chocolate flavor.

COOL WHIP: If you prefer to make your own homemade whipped cream, we have a recipe here to help you.

MARSHMALLOWS: Make this into a unicorn hot chocolate version by replacing the white mini marshmallows with colorful ones.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS HOT CHOCOLATE LASAGNA RECIPE

For the Oreo Cookie Crust

PRO TIP:

To crush the Oreos, you can either use a ziplock bag and rolling pin or a food processor until they are fine crumbs. Be sure to add the whole Oreo cookies to the food processor, filling included. This will help to keep your crust together.

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs (do not remove the white filling before crushing) and the melted butter.

STEP TWO: Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.

STEP THREE: Press the buttered cookie crumbs into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator while preparing the hot chocolate cheesecake layer.

For the Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

STEP ONE: Using a medium to a large bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, cream together cream cheese and butter for 1 minute.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that it blends nice and smooth and doesn’t leave you with lumps in your mixture.

STEP TWO: Lower the mixer speed to low, add in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue mixing for another 1 minute.

STEP THREE: Using a separate bowl and handheld mixer on medium-high, beat together the heavy cream and hot chocolate mix until stiff peaks form.

STEP FOUR: Gently fold the hot chocolate mixture into the cream cheese mixture.

STEP FIVE: Remove the chocolate crust from the refrigerator. Evenly spread the cheesecake mixture over the top of the crust and return to the refrigerator while you make the next layer.

For the Chocolate Pudding Layer

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high, combine the instant pudding mix and milk. Continue mixing until the pudding becomes thickened.

STEP TWO: Fold in the mini marshmallows.

STEP THREE: Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator. Evenly spread the pudding layer over the top of the cheesecake layer.

STEP FOUR: Cover the baking dish and return to the refrigerator for 6 hours. 

STEP FIVE: Just before serving, evenly spread the whipped topping over top of the pudding layer. 

PRO TIP:

You could even dust the top of the lasagna with 1 tablespoon of the hot chocolate mix before drizzling the chocolate syrup.

STEP SIX: Evenly sprinkle with the mini marshmallows. 

STEP SEVEN: Cut 12 3½-inch x 3-inch squares. Drizzle with chocolate syrup just before serving.

PRO TIP:

Chilling this dessert overnight will make it easier to cut and give it a thicker consistency. If you plan to make it a day ahead, add it to the fridge overnight.

HOW TO SERVE

Enjoy your dessert lasagna with a drizzle of our hot fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream on the side for an extra decadent confection. If you are a chocoholic, you could enjoy a whipped hot chocolate on the side to wash it down.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers of this hot chocolate lasagna dessert covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the hot chocolate lasagna for up to 2 months. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

This no-bake dessert is filled with layers of chocolate, fluffy pudding, and hot chocolate-infused cream cheese on top of a crunchy chocolate cookie crust for a heavenly and dreamy dessert you will love.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this ahead of time?

This recipe is actually best if you make it ahead of time and let it chill to make sure all of the layers are set.

Is this recipe the same as Hot Chocolate Lush or Hot Chocolate Lasagna?

Yes! This great recipe goes by many names, including hot chocolate lush, hot chocolate dream, and hot chocolate lasagna.

Can I use a different type of crust for this recipe?

You could use Nilla wafers or a graham cracker crust in place of the chocolate cookie crust for this easy dessert.

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Hot Chocolate Lasagna

5 from 1 vote
Rich and sinfully delicious, our hot chocolate lasagna is the perfect treat to indulge in when you have a chocolate craving.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 15.5 ounces oreos or generic chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed to crumbs (36 oreos)
  • ½ cup salted sweet cream butter melted

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup salted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups heavy cream
  • 6 envelopes hot chocolate mix

Chocolate Pudding Layer

  • 7.8 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix (3.9-ounce boxes)
  • 2 ¾ cups whole milk
  • cups mini marshmallows

Topping

  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • 2 ½ cups mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup for drizzling, optional

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs (do not remove the white filling before crushing) and the melted butter.
  • Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Press the buttered cookie crumbs into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator while preparing the hot chocolate cheesecake layer.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • Using a medium to large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, cream together cream cheese and butter for 1 minute.
  • Lower the mixer speed to low, add in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue mixing for another 1 minute.
  • Using a separate medium-sized mixing bowl and handheld mixer on medium-high, beat together the heavy cream and hot chocolate mix until stiff peaks.
  • Gently fold the hot chocolate mixture into the cheesecake mixture.
  • Remove the crust from the refrigerator. Evenly spread the cheesecake layer over the top of the crust and return to the refrigerator while you make the chocolate pudding layer.

Chocolate Pudding Layer

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high, combine the pudding mixes and milk. Continue mixing until the pudding becomes thickened.
  • Fold in the mini marshmallows.
  • Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator. Evenly spread the pudding layer over the top of the cheesecake layer.
  • Cover the baking dish and return to the refrigerator for 6 hours.
  • Just before serving, evenly spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.
  • Evenly sprinkle with the mini marshmallow.
  • Cut 12 3½-inch x 3-inch squares. Drizzle with chocolate syrup just before serving.

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Notes

PRO TIP: The pudding will not set with dairy-free or lactose-free milk. Make sure you are using regular milk in this recipe.
 
PRO TIP: To crush the Oreos, you can either use a ziplock bag and rolling pin or a food processor until they are fine crumbs. Be sure to add the whole Oreo cookies to the food processor, filling included. This will help to keep your crust together.
 
PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that it blends nice and smooth and doesn’t leave you with lumps in your mixture.
 
PRO TIP: You could even dust the top of the lasagna with 1 tablespoon of the hot chocolate mix before drizzling the chocolate syrup.
 
PRO TIP: Chilling this dessert overnight will make it easier to cut and give it a thicker consistency. If you plan to make it a day ahead, add it to the fridge overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 734kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 1269IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 4mg
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