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Christmas Lasagna Dessert

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This Christmas Lasagna isn’t at all what you’re thinking. No, there’s no pasta or red sauce. It’s pudding, cheesecake and chocolate! Doesn’t that sound amazing?

If you’re looking for a new and fun holiday dessert you’re going to love this one.

Christmas Lasagna

 

Christmas Lasagna

This dessert has four layers: a cookie layer, a pepermint cheesecake layer, a pudding layer and then a topping. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

For the cookie layer:

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tbsp Hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-6 drops red food coloring

For the cheesecake layer:

  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ C Cool Whip
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract

For the pudding layer:

  • 2 – 3.9 oz. box white chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 C milk
  • 2-4 drops green food coloring

For the topping:

  • 1 ½ C cool whip
  • 3 C mini marshmallows
  • 1 C Crushed candy canes



Christmas Lasagna

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and tear of a large sheet of parchment paper to cover a 9×13 baking dish
  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour, salt and cocoa powder
  3. In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth
  4. Add red food coloring and mix well
  5. Turn you mixer on low speed and gradually add flour mixture
  6. You may need to use your hands to mix throughly to make sure that you get all the flour mixture
  7. Press the mixture into bottom of baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes
  8. Remove from the oven and cool completely

Peppermint cheesecake layer:

  1. Using the standing mixer, beat the cream cheese and powder sugar until smooth
  2. Add 1 ½ cup Cool Whip and peppermint extract and mix until combine.
  3. Spread over cooled shortbread layer.
  4. Place into the freezer to harden while you make the pudding

Green pudding layer:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the two boxes of pudding, milk and green food coloring and mix for 5 minutes.
  2. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  3. Place into the freezer for 1 hour

Topping:

  1. Spread 1 ½ cup Cool whip over pudding layer and top with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes
  2. Place in the fridge for overnight.
  3. Enjoy your Christmas Lasagna!

Christmas Lasagna

Servings: 16 servings

Christmas Lasagna

Prep Time:
2 hrs
 
This dessert has four layers: a cookie layer, a peppermint cheesecake layer, a pudding layer and then a topping. Let’s get started!

Ingredients

Cookie Layer:

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tbsp Hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-6 drops red food coloring

Peppermint Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ C Cool Whip
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract

Pudding Layer:

  • 2 - 3.9 oz. box white chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 C milk
  • 2-4 drops green food coloring

Topping:

  • 1 ½ C cool whip
  • 3 C mini marshmallows
  • 1 C Crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and tear of a large sheet of parchment paper to cover a 9x13 baking dish
  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour, salt and cocoa powder
  3. In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add red food coloring and mix well
  5. Turn you mixer on low speed and gradually add flour mixture
  6. You may need to use your hands to mix throughly to make sure that you get all the flour mixture.
  7. Press the mixture into bottom of baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Peppermint cheesecake layer:

  1. Using the standing mixer, beat the cream cheese and powder sugar until smooth
  2. Add 1 ½ cup Cool Whip and peppermint extract and mix until combine.
  3. Spread over cooled shortbread layer.
  4. Place into the freezer to harden while you make the pudding

Green pudding layer:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the two boxes of pudding, milk and green food coloring and mix for 5 minutes.
  2. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  3. Place into the freezer for 1 hour

Topping directions :

  1. Spread 1 ½ cup Cool whip over pudding layer and top with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes
  2. Place in the fridge for overnight.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 comments

  1. Thank you for the inspiration on this! My family has a “green pudding” on the table every year that includes pasticio jello, pineapple and marshmallows. I’m sure I could change things up a bit this year thanks to you! Merry early Christmas.

  2. This looks amazing! I have a question – what is cool whip? We don’t have that in Australia. Will thickened whipped fresh cream do the same?