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Chocolate Cheesecake Lasagna

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Traditional lasagna is great but dessert lasagna might be even better. Layers upon layers of different sweet flavors like a crunchy pecan crust, the slight tang of cheesecake, and cool vanilla and chocolate puddings make this one impressive stratified confection. It’s creamy, it’s crunchy, it’s cool, and it’s chocolatey – this Chocolate Cheesecake Lasagna has really got it all.

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For a dessert that’s so impressive, this really is easy to make. If you can handle a whisk, you can make this! It feeds a crowd (and that whole crowd will be happy), and you can make it the day before and leave it in the fridge until you need it. It’s a great dessert for entertaining, but we wouldn’t mind just scooping out portions for ourselves when the mood strikes.

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Chocolate Cheesecake Lasagna

20 minutes active, 2 hours inactive to prepare serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • For the cheesecake layer:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • For the vanilla pudding layer:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 packet instant vanilla pudding
  • For the chocolate pudding layer:
  • 1 packet instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • For top:
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • Chocolate shavings
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the pecans, sugar, melted butter and flour until well mixed. Press evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes and set on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. While crust is baking, prepare the cheesecake layer. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and Cool Whip until fluffy.
  4. In two separate bowls, make the vanilla and chocolate puddings. In each bowl, mix the pudding mix with 2 cups of milk. Using less than the package calls for results in a firmer pudding for this recipe.
  5. When crust has fully cooled, spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over it. Next, spread the vanilla pudding over it, and then the chocolate pudding. To finish, spread the 2 cups of Cool Whip over the top and garnish with chocolate shavings.
  6. Set in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. Serve, and enjoy!
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