Skinny.Chocolate.Lasagna. 3 words that don’t go together in the English language, right?! Well I’m defying the odds… Let me introduce you to this skinny (yes, skinny!) chocolate layered dessert inspired by the all-so-popular Chocolate Lasagna recipe.
I love challenging myself with new recipes, especially ones that require me to get creative with healthier substitutes. Even though the original recipe says it’s “light,” it really only tastes light, but is loaded with calories. This variation is not slim on the flavor, just the ingredients!
Skinny Chocolate Lasagna Ingredients
- 1 package reduced fat Oreos
- 4 tbsp yogurt butter, melted
- 8 oz plain greek yogurt
- 12 oz fat free cool whip (divided 4 oz and 8 oz)
- 2 packages of fat free sugar free chocolate fudge pudding
- 3 cups milk
- dark chocolate bar for topping
Crush Oreos until finely chopped. Mix in with melted yogurt butter and press firmly into a 13×9 inch baking dish. If you don’t have yogurt butter, try using light butter or unsalted butter.
Mix 8 oz (2 single serving containers) of greek yogurt, 4 oz cool whip and 1 tbsp milk until combined. Spread over Oreos. (Note: the other 8 oz will be used for the top layer)
Whisk 2 packages of chocolate pudding and 3 cups milk. Let the pudding set for a few minutes until thick. Spread over yogurt layer. Before proceeding to the next step, let the pudding and yogurt set. I put it in the fridge for about 10 minutes… and had a little taste!
Spread the remaining 8 oz of cool whip over the pudding. Top with grated dark chocolate (Antioxidants, please?!?) and keep refrigerated. I bought a bar of Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolate. I’m so glad I didn’t open this until I was ready to top the lasagna! I am a HUGE fan of dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate + Red Wine = Perfect Match
This dessert is amazing! Instead of making in a 13 x 9 inch dish, I think I would try this in clear plastic cups to divide into servings because I always want more!! This would make a great healthy dessert for a kids party (dirt cups – remember those!!) or just a whenever kind of day when you need a little chocolate. Or just everyday for me!
After 2 days in the fridge, the greek yogurt began to separate a little (you know, like it does when you buy the tub). It didn’t change the taste at all, but I would recommend serving the same day to keep the lovely layered lasagna look! My dad just got a hold of this dessert so it WILL NOT last another 2 days!
On a different note: The Katie Ride is in 13 Days!!! (yikes) I did cycle class on Friday and Saturday and did circuit training today. My goal is to cycle 5 or 6 times this week and test out the new
padded butt diaper cycle shorts! Interested to see how that goes! The rest of my weekend consistented of the beach, the pool x 2 days, tropical smoothie, church and a whole lot of driving around! I must say, I’m so thankful and blessed to live in Florida with the most amazing weather! (someone please remind me of this statement when I’m dreading the heat of summer!)