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Grandma's Chocolate Lasagna Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (does not include cooling and chilling)
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes (this includes the 4 hours chilling time)
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


My Grandma's chocolate lasagna is a near no-bake dessert that is also very simple to make. This tried and true is rich, creamy and chocolaty too!


Units Scale


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cups Ground or very finely chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Butter

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Cool Whip

Chocolate Layer

  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 (3.9 oz) pkg. Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 (3.9 oz) pkg. Instant Vanilla Pudding

Top Layer

  • 8 oz. Tub Cool Whip
  • 1 Chocolate Bar



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the flour, pecans, and butter together until well combined.  Or use a fork and mix these ingredients until well combined.
  3. Sprinkle evenly in the prepared 9x13 pan.  Pack down with you fingers and bake at 350 for 17 minutes.  Cool completely before proceeding.

Cream Cheese layer

  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together until well combined and smooth.  Fold in the 1 cup of Cool Whip.  Spread across the cooled crust.

Chocolate Layer

  1. Beat the milk and two pudding mixes until thickened.  Pour and evenly spread across cream cheese layer.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Final Layer

  1. Spread the 8 oz of Cool Whip on top of the chocolate layer.  Grate the chocolate and garnish with the chocolate shavings.

Keywords: no bake, dessert