Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna

This Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna is a delightful no-bake dessert that layers creamy, chocolatey, and crunchy goodness. It’s perfect for peanut butter lovers and is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Let’s dive into the delicious details and how to make this irresistible treat.


  • 1 family size package Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 5.9-ounce box chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter


1. Prepare the Cookie Layer

In a 9×13 casserole dish, place a layer of Nutter Butter cookies. This will form the crunchy base of your dessert.

2. Make the Cream Cheese Mixture

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until completely blended. Fold in 1 ½ cups of the whipped topping to create a light and fluffy mixture.

3. Layer the Cream Cheese

Spoon the cream cheese mixture in dollops over the cookies and press it into an even layer. Ensure the cookies are fully covered to create a smooth layer.

4. Prepare the Pudding

In another mixing bowl, beat together the pudding mix and milk for 5 minutes or until the pudding has thickened. Follow the package instructions for best results.

5. Layer the Pudding

Spread the prepared pudding over the cream cheese layer. This will add a rich, chocolatey flavor to your lasagna.

6. Top with Whipped Topping

Add a layer of the remaining whipped topping over the pudding. This creamy layer will balance the rich chocolate and peanut butter flavors.

7. Crush and Sprinkle Cookies

Place the remaining cookies in a zip-top bag and crush them. Sprinkle the crushed cookies over the whipped topping layer for added crunch.

8. Drizzle with Peanut Butter

In a small microwave-safe dish, heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Cool slightly, then transfer to a piping bag with the corner snipped and drizzle over the crushed cookies.

9. Refrigerate

Allow the lasagna to refrigerate until the peanut butter has solidified. Cover and return the dish to the refrigerator to store overnight, allowing the cookies to soften and the flavors to meld together.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Chill Before Serving: Make sure to refrigerate the Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna for at least a few hours before serving, ideally overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together and the dessert to set properly.
  2. Perfect Slices: For clean and neat slices, use a sharp knife dipped in hot water. Wipe the knife clean between each cut to maintain the layers’ integrity.
  3. Garnish: Add a finishing touch by garnishing each slice with a drizzle of extra melted peanut butter, chocolate syrup, or a sprinkle of crushed Nutter Butter cookies.
  4. Serving Size: This dessert is rich and satisfying, so small portions are often sufficient. Serve in small squares or rectangles to control portions.
  5. Accompaniments: Complement the dessert with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side for an extra indulgent treat.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. The cookies will continue to soften, enhancing the texture over time.
  2. Cover Properly: Ensure the dessert is well-covered with plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container to prevent it from absorbing any refrigerator odors and to maintain its freshness.
  3. Avoid Freezing: Freezing is not recommended for this dessert as the texture of the cream cheese mixture and whipped topping may become compromised upon thawing.
  4. Individual Portions: For convenience, you can pre-cut the lasagna into individual servings and store them in separate containers. This makes it easier to grab a quick treat without having to cut it each time.
  5. Re-Drizzle: If storing leftovers, the peanut butter drizzle may harden. You can reheat it slightly or add a fresh drizzle of melted peanut butter before serving again to restore its appearance and flavor.

Reheating (if needed):

While this is a no-bake dessert best enjoyed chilled, if you prefer to soften it slightly before serving, you can let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. Avoid microwaving, as it can alter the texture of the layers, especially the whipped topping and cream cheese mixture.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna remains delicious and visually appealing from the first slice to the last. Enjoy the creamy, crunchy, and chocolatey layers of this delightful dessert!


  • Banana Layer: Add a layer of sliced bananas between the cream cheese and pudding layers for a fruity twist that complements the peanut butter.
  • Oreo Twist: Substitute the Nutter Butter cookies with crushed Oreo cookies for a different flavor profile.
  • Chocolate Lovers: Add a layer of chocolate ganache between the pudding and whipped topping for an extra rich and decadent version.
  • Nutella Drizzle: Replace the peanut butter drizzle with Nutella for a delightful hazelnut flavor.
  • Caramel Delight: Drizzle caramel sauce over the top layer for a sweet and gooey finish.
  • Berry Burst: Add fresh raspberries or strawberries between the cream cheese and pudding layers for a fresh, tart contrast.
  • Minty Fresh: Mix a few drops of peppermint extract into the cream cheese layer for a refreshing mint flavor.
  • Almond Joy: Use crushed Almond Joy candy bars instead of Nutter Butter cookies for a coconut and almond twist.
  • Salted Caramel: Sprinkle a bit of sea salt over the caramel drizzle for a sophisticated sweet and salty combination.
  • Toffee Crunch: Add a layer of toffee bits between the pudding and whipped topping for extra crunch and sweetness.


  1. Can I use a different type of cookie? Yes, you can use Oreos, graham crackers, or any other cookie you prefer.
  2. Can I make this dessert ahead of time? Absolutely! It’s actually best when made a day ahead to allow the cookies to soften.
  3. How long can I store this dessert? Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  4. Can I use homemade whipped cream? Yes, homemade whipped cream can be used in place of the frozen whipped topping.
  5. What if I don’t have a piping bag for the peanut butter? You can use a plastic sandwich bag with a small corner snipped off.
  6. Can I use low-fat cream cheese? Yes, low-fat cream cheese can be used, but the texture may be slightly different.
  7. Can I freeze Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna? It’s not recommended to freeze as the texture of the cream cheese mixture may change.
  8. Is there a non-dairy version? Use non-dairy cream cheese, whipped topping, and milk to make it dairy-free.
  9. Can I use instant pudding mix? Yes, instant pudding mix works well for this recipe.
  10. What if my pudding doesn’t thicken? Ensure you follow the package instructions and use the correct amount of milk. If it still doesn’t thicken, you can refrigerate it until it firms up.

Peanut Butter Crunch Lasagna is a delectable no-bake dessert that combines creamy, chocolatey, and crunchy layers, making it a perfect treat for any occasion. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple steps, this dessert is a hit among peanut butter lovers and can be customized with various delicious variations. Whether you’re making it for a family gathering or just indulging in a sweet craving, this dessert is sure to impress. Follow the serving and storage tips to maintain its fresh and delightful flavors. Enjoy creating and sharing this irresistible dessert!