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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lasagna

No bake Chocolate Lasagna with Strawberries is a layered pudding dessert filled with chocolate, sweet cream and fresh strawberries! Dessert Lasagna topped with chocolate covered strawberries is perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time35 mins
Set Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Chocolate Dessert Lasagna
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 326kcal

Ingredients

Crust Layer

  • 2 sleeves Chocolate Graham Crackers -ground in a food processor
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted Butter - Melted

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 8 oz Regular cream cheese - room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Strawberry extract
  • 7 medium strawberries
  • 1 oz unflavored gelatin

Strawberry Layer

  • 2 cups diced strawberries

Chocolate Pudding Layer

  • 2 boxes (3.4 oz each) Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk

Ganache Layer

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup Heavy whipping cream

Whipped Topping Layer

  • 1 12oz Cool Whip -thawed

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • 1 bag milk chocolate melting wafers about 1 cup
  • 10 small Strawberries

Instructions

Crust

  • In a food processor crush the chocolate graham crackers till fine, no chunks.
  • Pour in the melted butter and pulse until mixed like wet sand.
  • Transfer mixture into 9x13 baking dish and press the crumbs down evenly to make crust and refrigerate.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Add Powdered sugar and strawberry extract to the cream cheese and continue to mix until light and fluffy.
  • In a blender puree 7 strawberries to make 1/4 cup of strawberry puree, then add to the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with unflavored gelatin. Mix well, using an electric mixture to get it smooth and creamy.
  • Carefully spread over the Graham Cracker Crust and refrigerate.

Strawberry Layer

  • Dice up 2 cups of strawberries and sprinkle them onto the cream cheese mixture and refrigerate.

Pudding Layer

  • Whisk together 2 boxes of pudding and 2 1/2 cups of milk until thickened.
  • Pour over the diced strawberries, and spread evenly and refrigerate.

Ganache Layer

  • Place 1 cup of milk chocolate chips in a small mixing bowl and set aside. Get a plate that can be used to cover the top of the bowl.
  • Heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave, for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Cream should be hot and steaming.
  • Immediately pour over the chocolate chips and place a plate on the bowl to cover. Let it sit for 5 minutes - do not stir at this time.
  • Then gently whisk until thickened and combined. As is cools it will set up. Pour over pudding mixture - Let set in the fridge for about 10 min. Before you put on the cool whip.

Whipped Topping

  • Stir the whipped topping before spreading it over the top of the ganache. Refrigerate the dessert for a couple of hours (or overnight) to allow everything to set up.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • Wash and dry your strawberries well before beginning to make sure that the chocolate will stick to the clean berries.
  • Place the chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl and set the microwave power to half. Then microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring after each one.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Dip your strawberries into the chocolate and then place them on the cookie sheet. Continue until all berries have been coated; you're welcome to top the dessert with more than 10 berries!
  • Refrigerate the cookie sheet until the berries have set. Garnish the dessert with the chocolate dipped strawberries right before serving and ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg