I couldn’t get this dessert off my mind, ever since I accidently came across a picture and recipe on this website. I resisted and resisted, till this weekend – when I finally went for it! I altered the recipe to make it a little less heart-clogging, but its still an indulgence so I stuck to just one small piece. I didn’t have much choice in that anyway since the moment I posted the picture, long lost friends showed up on my doorstep for a piece – TRUE STORY!
I used sugar-free chocolate biscuits instead of oreos, no butter, and cashew whip cream instead of regular “cool whip”
I’ll stop with the babbling, and introduce to you
you will need:
- 20 sugar-free chocolate biscuits (mine were about 36 calories per biscuit – I used digestive)
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 200g light philadeplhia cream cheese (or any reduced fat cream cheese)
- 1 pack chocolate pudding (I used the “jello cook and serve” brand)
for the whip cream:
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar (to be added later)
- Start by crushing the biscuits onto your pan. After being thoroughly crushed, add milk to the biscuits to soften a little, and refrigerate for about 5 minutes.
- The second layer is the cream cheese. Make sure to whip the cream cheese till it is fluffy and soft
- The third layer of our lasagna is the chocolate pudding. Follow the instructions on the box, and add about 1/2 to 3/4 of the pudding onto your chocolate lasagna. This will reduce total calories and still be chocolatey and sweet
- The final layer is the whip cream, in this case it its the cashew cream. For an added touch, you shred a single piece of chocolate as decoration.
Cashew cream how-to:
- Soak the cashews for 3-4 hours in the cool water
- Use a blender to mesh the cashews and add the sugar as you go
- Keep blending till the cashews turn into a fluffy cream
Calories and servings:
Will make at least 6 servings (if you want to keep those calories down, better make these small servings!)
Calories/serving: 240 calories
which is an AWESOME reduction from the original. It’s still more fatty than necessary, so limit these to special occasions only, and single pieces – try it though!