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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!

Peanut Butter Lasagna with fork

 

 

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!

Peanut Butter Lasagna in dish

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!

Peanut Butter Lasagna with chocolate sauce

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.

Peanut Butter Lasagna in dish

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!

Peanut Butter Lasagna with chocolate sauce
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Peanut Butter Lasagna

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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients  

Crust

  • 36 Oreo Cookies
  • cup butter melted

PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups whipped topping such as Cool Whip

Chocolate Layer

  • 2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding 4 servings size
  • 2 ¾ cups milk

Topping

  • whipped topping
  • 1 bag of Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • peanut butter chips
  • Chocolate Syrup optional

Instructions 

OREO CRUST

  • 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

  • With mixer on medium, cream cheese, milk & peanut butter until fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Gently fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread the peanut butter layer on the Oreo crust. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.

CHOCOLATE LAYER

  • 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.)
  • Spread the pudding onto the peanut butter layer. Place in the fridge and allow to set for about 5 minutes.
  • Top with remaining whipped topping, chopped Reese’s Mini Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate sauce if desired. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 471 | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I made this today and chose vegan ingredients (for my daughter’s birthday dessert) and chose plant-based chocolate pudding. Kept Oreos the same and used Natural peanut butter. I’m excited for her (and the rest of us non-vegans) to have it. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  2. A fantastic dessert! My son begs me to make it on a regular basis and every year it gets requested by friends for “Friendsgiving”. Usually I substitute stabilized whipped cream for the whipped topping which, in my opinion, takes it up a notch.5 stars

  3. I made this last night for my Bible study group and it was a big hit! The only thing I did differently was use the miniature Reese’s cups instead of the mini ones as I don’t care for their taste.5 stars

  4. I made this for a friend who’s daughterhas been in the hospital. It turned out great! I’m wondering if it can be put in the freezer for a bit and brought out when they’re home and ready to eat it ?5 stars

    1. While I do think it would be ok, I haven’t tried freezing this so I can’t say for sure. If you try it, let us know how it goes!

  5. The pudding was basically chocolate milk. There was no spreading it onto the peanut butter. I poured it on. Hoping it magically sets but prob not bringing the dessert I promised to the bbq.2 stars

    1. The pudding uses less milk than called for on the package so it should set up very firm. Did you use Instant Pudding (not cook and serve pudding)? Did you use two boxes of pudding?

      1. I used 2 boxes, but maybe it was cook and serve. I didn’t look. What I ended up doing was dumping that layer out and continuing on and it was still really good so changing to 5 stars. I’ll have to try again and make sure it’s the right pudding.5 stars

    2. Every time I make this, it’s a huge hit! If there are leftovers, this is a dessert that people want to take home for a snack later!5 stars

    3. This is a little late, but for anyone who has never used instant pudding, you have to mix it for 2 minutes in order for it to thicken properly. Hope that helps anyone else who has this problem.

  6. Can this be made and put in the fridge overnight? Will it get soggy or will the layers get messed up in any way?5 stars

    1. Once made, Peanut Butter Lasagna will last in the fridge for a few days. Enjoy Alisha!

      1. This dessert is hands down one of the best!! I’ve brought it to two different parties and it was gone and everyone asked for the recipe!!
        I make it with homemade whipped cream. It is definitely a keeper.
        Thank you 4 stars