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Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a match made in heaven as far as I'm concerned <3 This Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna is a simple and easy no bake dessert!

Peanut Butter Lasagna has layers of fluffy peanut butter filling, rich chocolatey pudding and a sweet whipped topping all nestled on a chocolate Oreo cookie crust.  This easy no bake dessert can be made ahead of time and is a potluck favorite!

This is the best peanut butter dessert I've ever had! Peanut Butter Lasagna is a light and rich no bake dish with layers of chocolate, fluffy peanut butter and whipped topping all nestled on top of an Oreo cookie crust.

 

 

This Peanut Butter Lasagna is an amazing dessert recipe that is both light and rich at the same time!  Chocolate lasagna has been a long time favorite in my household… and very few things go better with chocolate than peanut butter!

I have a Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Box Cake that I absolutely love…   and when I saw Chocolate Lasagna by the Center Cut Cook I knew the two had to become one!

My family absolutely RAVED about this no bake peanut butter dessert I've ever had! Peanut Butter Lasagna is a light and rich no bake dish with layers of chocolate, fluffy peanut butter and whipped topping all nestled on top of an Oreo cookie crust.

The bottom layer is a no bake Oreo cookie crumb base but any flavor of sandwich cookies (including Nutter Butters) would work perfectly in this recipe.  I do use the whole Oreo in this base, including the frosting. You will get the best results using a food processor or blender to get fairly fine crumbs.  If you don’t have access to a food processor, you can certainly place the cookies in a freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin.  Once mixed you’ll want to press them into the pan as firmly as possible (I sometimes use another pan the same size and press it firmly on top to get a smooth surface).

Refrigerating each portion of this peanut butter lasagna between layers just for a couple of minutes gives it just enough time to set up before adding the next layer!

This was the first thing gone at our bbq this year! Peanut Butter Lasagna is a light and rich no bake dish with layers of chocolate, fluffy peanut butter and whipped topping all nestled on top of an Oreo cookie crust.

The chocolate pudding layer uses two boxes of chocolate pudding mix (4 servings size each) along with milk.  You’re going to want to add a bit less milk than the box calls for which makes the pudding layer a little bit thicker and the dessert will hold it’s shape better.

Once made, Peanut Butter Lasagna will last in the fridge for a few days so it’s the perfect make ahead dessert for summer parties! I use a 9×13 glass pan that has a lid making transport and storage easy.  We add the toppings just before serving to keep the chocolate sauce from soaking into the whipped topping.

Everyone at my potluck asked for the recipe for this one! Peanut Butter Lasagna is a light and rich no bake dish with layers of chocolate, fluffy peanut butter and whipped topping all nestled on top of an Oreo cookie crust.

The best thing about this perfect summer time dessert: no baking is required … and no oven in the summer time is a great idea in my books!  This is loved by my whole family… you’ll be amazed at how something can be so rich yet so light at the same time!

4.82 from 11 votes
Review Recipe

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER LASAGNA

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This Peanut Butter Lasagna is an amazing dessert recipe that is both light and rich at the same time! Chocolate lasagna has been a long time favorite in my household… and very few things go better with chocolate than peanut butter!

Ingredients

CRUST
  • 36 Oreo Cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping such as Cool Whip
CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding 4 servings size
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
TOPPING
  • whipped topping
  • 1 bag of Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • peanut butter chips
  • Chocolate Syrup optional

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Instructions

OREO CRUST
  1. In a food processor, finely crush oreo cookies. Stir in melted butter. Press into a 9″ x13″ pan or glass dish. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
  1. With mixer on medium, cream cheese, milk & peanut butter until fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Gently fold in whipped topping.
  2. Spread the peanut butter layer on the Oreo crust. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
CHOCOLATE LAYER
  1. In a bowl, mix together both boxes of pudding mix and milk. (Note: This will be less milk than called for on the box. You want this layer a little bit thicker than pudding.)
  2. Spread the pudding onto the peanut butter layer. Place in the fridge and allow to set for about 5 minutes.
  3. Top with remaining whipped topping, chopped Reese’s Mini Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate sauce if desired. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 471, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 424mg, Potassium: 345mg, Carbohydrates: 49g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 545%, Calcium: 119%, Iron: 3.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This is the best peanut butter dessert I've ever had! Peanut Butter Lasagna is a light and rich no bake dish with layers of chocolate, fluffy peanut butter and whipped topping all nestled on top of an Oreo cookie crust.
This is the best peanut butter dessert I've ever had! Peanut Butter Lasagna is a light and rich no bake dish with layers of chocolate, fluffy peanut butter and whipped topping all nestled on top of an Oreo cookie crust.

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  1. To: spend with pennies.com

    Your Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies recipe calls for “18” Tablespoons of unsalted butter. Is that correct? (18 seems like a LOT.)

    Please clarify for me. Thanks.

  2. What a great recipe! It was a big hit with everyone at our cookout. The only change I made was I didn’t have any chocolate sauce for topping so crushed some Oreos to add on top with the Reese’s.

    1. It should be fine for a few days Dena, just leave the toppings off until ready to serve. We haven’t tried freezing it, so if you do let us know how it turns out!

  3. I made this for Easter. Most people raved about it, but my mom and I found it to be a touch too sweet. It was so easy and I will definitely make it again (it’ll be a great summer dessert), but I will definitely cut the icing sugar in the peanut butter layer in half. I may even try eliminating it altogether, as all the other layers are very sweet.

    1. I am glad this well received Krista. This is definitely a sweet dessert! I like to have a cup of coffee with it to cut the sweetness a little.

  4. Hi Holly! I am looking forward to making this for an Easter Potluck. I am planning on making this the night before, as I am working lunch shift. Do you think this would hold overnight, or is this more of a prepare and serve immediately kind of dish?
    Thank you for this awesome dish!

    1. Hi Jennifer, this dessert can be made ahead of time and will be perfect the next day. I hope everyone loves it at your potluck!

  5. I needed a dessert for a Sunday dinner with friends watching the football games. I saw this on Facebook and decided to give the chocolate peanut butter lasagna a try. AWESOME!!! Everyone loved it and ask me to make another for Christmas dinner, ( I’ll be hosting at my home). Thanks for the great recipe. Everyone gives it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.

  6. Chocolate layer says – Spread the pudding onto the peanut butter layer. Place in the fridge and allow to set for about 5 minutes.

    I believe you are supposed to let the pudding set for 5 minutes before spreading onto the peanut butter layer

    The pudding mix and milk is watery until it cools.

    1. The recipe is correct as written. I find adding it to the chilled peanut butter layer allows it to easily spread and it will set in the fridge for 5 minutes once spread.

  7. I was just wondering about the Cool Whip. It says 1 1/2 cups. Does this whole amount go in the peanut butter layer or is part of this amount used for the top Cool Whip only layer? Thanks.

    1. The amount of whipped topping in the peanut butter layer is 1 1/2 cups. The topping is additional. Enjoy the recipe Janice!

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written, but I think it would work. Let us know if you try the springform pan Elaine!

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written so can’t say for sure Val. Let us know if you try substituting the caramel!

  8. So…I love my peanut butter cups and my Oreos. The part I’m not a fan of is cream cheese. Is there any substitute I can use instead of cream cheese? Is is that what makes this recipe?

    Thank you!

    1. I’ve only made it as written, the cream cheese is quite thick (and not so sweet) so it does make up a good part of the recipe. You could certainly try it with pudding/whipped cream. Let us know how it goes!

  9. I took this as a treat to our small group at church and they all LOVED it!!!  It’s a little rich for some people so don’t make the servings too big!! Thanks!!

  10. Made this dessert for Easter and everyone raved about it.  A new tradition was born.  Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I made whipped cream instead but I don’t know how much of it goes on top. I put the 1 1/2C with the peanut butter…: please advise.

  12. i live in china and it is hard to get some normal bakery or dairy products here. if there is no whipped topping what can i use instead?
    please help and suggest 

  13. hi ! i wanna make it tonight for my hubby. he is out of city. will be back tomorrow. can i make all the layers and freeze it in freezer the whole night? or just keep it in normal fridge? i m afraid the top layer will melt in normal fridge. please suggest.

    1. The top layer is whipped topping and it shouldn’t melt. You can keep this in the fridge for up to a few days so it should be fine overnight.

  14. Yes, I can already feel this lasagna clogging my arteries…but it’s a risk I’m willing to take! This looks so delicious, especially with the Reese’s cups on top.

    1. I’ve only made the recipe as written but you could maybe try another type of nut butter and see if that works for you.

    2. I to have a daughter allergic to peanuts so I make it a banana layer instead. She doesn’t live at home anymore so I am definitely making this peanut butter one tomorrow. Looks amazing.

  15. This sounds delish! Do you think a person could use cooked pudding in this? Maybe with less milk too? I don’t care fore instant pudding… Oh, and a friendly “Hello” from your neighbour to the north in sunny northern British Columbia Canada ;)

  16. I just made the chocolate peanut butter lasagna dessert for my guests tonight. Let me tell you this was so easy to make and it was hard to resist going back for seconds. This one is a keeper and I’ll definitely be making it again…love it and your site – keep up the good work!!

  17. Wonder if you could freeze this up to the last two layers? I think the pudding would separate after freezing, so that wouldn’t freeze well. Have you tried freezing for a make ahead dessert?

    1. I have not tried freezing it before… I have made it a couple of days ahead though. If you make it a couple of days ahead, I would put the top layer on the day of serving.. but the other layers were fine in the fridge including the pudding!