Chocolate Lasagna

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Refrigerator desserts make weekends a snap and everyone is happy, from the kids to the cook. Any dessert that can do that is a winner. This dessert allows you to work a bit and then relax and enjoy.

You can use 2 packages of instant pudding mix in place of making the Coconut-Chocolate Pudding.

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  • 8 - 10Servings

Ingredients

Coconut-Chocolate Pudding

  • 5 cups coconut milk
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 vanilla beans, scraped, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

Crust

  • 40 Oreo cookies or chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance shortening, melted

Chocolate Topping

  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 ounces Earth Balance shortening, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee, or soy milk

Preparation

Coconut-Chocolate Pudding:

1. Heat 4 cups of milk with sugar, salt, and vanilla over low heat until the mixture begins to steam.

2. While the mixture is heating, whisk remaining 1 cup of coconut milk with cornstarch until a smooth paste forms.

3. Add cornstarch mixture to hot coconut milk and cook, whisking constantly until the mixture is very thick and bubbling, about 5 to 8 minutes.

4. Separate the mixture into 2 bowls and stir chopped chocolate into 1 of the bowls.

Crust:

1. Process cookies in a food processor until they form crumbs. Add shortening and pulse a few times.

2. Press two-thirds of cookie mixture into an 8- x 8-inch pan. Chill the crust for 30 minutes.

3. Layer chocolate pudding on the bottom of the crust and sprinkle with half reserved cookie crumbs. Gently spread vanilla pudding on top of chocolate pudding and chill the pan for 15 minutes.

Chocolate Topping:

1. Warm melted chocolate with shortening and coffee or soy milk and pour over chilled pudding pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Cover and cool in refrigerator until ready to serve. You can even freeze this dessert and the result is almost like an ice cream cake. Refrigerate, covered for up to 3 days, or freeze for 1 month.