Happy Valentine's Day! I wanted to show you a quick & easy recipe to make for today! I've seen a lot of recipes for chocolate lasagna, and even though chocolate is scrumptious, I wanted to try it in a different flavor. I asked the kids and they said strawberry. So when I went to the store I was so excited to see that they had a strawberry crème and I couldn't wait to give it a try. This is so simple to make, and yet it tastes so delicious. This is the perfect recipe to make for your loved ones this Valentine's Day!
Ingredients are as follows:
18 golden vanilla sandwich cookies (Oreo's), crushed
3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 C milk
1 (3.4 ounce) strawberry crème instant pudding
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 C sugar
1/3 C + 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1 C heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
red food coloring, optional
Have an 8 x 8" pan ready.
In a small bowl, melt the butter and add to the crushed cookies.
Evenly pat into the bottom of the pan; set aside.
In another bowl whisk the pudding and milk together; place in the fridge.
Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and (1/3 + 1 Tbsp.) heavy whipping cream together.
Spread the pudding onto the crust.
Place little dollops of the cream cheese mixture on top.
Carefully spread out (I used a butter knife that I dipped in warm water); set aside.
Whisk the heavy whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.
Remove a big spoonful and place into a separate bowl. Take the remaining and spread onto the cream cheese layer.
Mix in a dash of red food coloring into the spoonful that you removed previously.
Spread this on top (you don't have to do this step, however it looks pretty!).