Turkey Trot Blog Hop – Nov. 22 – 24, 2016


Welcome to the Turkey Trot Blog Hop! This hop is hosted by Parchment & Plume  and will run November 22nd – 24th.

Since Thanksgiving is in a few days I thought I’d share one of my favorite dessert recipes. This isn’t your typical Thanksgiving pie or a complicated cake, it’s a simple Chocolate pudding dessert that I only make on special occasions with lots of people around…..otherwise, I’ll eat the entire thing in one sitting!

This Chocolate Lasagna recipe is a favorite in our house. If you’re looking for something quick and easy, try this. You won’t be sorry!


Just looking at that makes my mouth water!

What you’ll need
1 package regular Oreo cookies – about 36 cookies (Don’t use Double Stuffed, even though its tempting!)
6 Tablespoon of melted butter
8 ounce softened cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
12-ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 of the 3.9-ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


The Crust
Begin by crushing the Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you can also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them. When your Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in the 6 tablespoons of melted butter and use a fork to mix. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan and place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the other layers.

The Fillings
Filling #1 – Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add 2 Tablespoons of milk and sugar and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip.

Filling #2 – In another bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken.

Now Assemble
Grab your pan with the oreo crust you made and spread all of the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Once you have that layer down, spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further. (I usually put it in the refrigerator while I start cleaning up my mess)

Finish off the dessert by spreading the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the entire thing. Place in the freezer for 1 hour if you’re impatient like me, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

THEN eat until you’re in a chocolate induced coma.

Okay, that last bit wasn’t in the original recipe but it should be. Just remember, calories don’t count on special occasions and Holidays so enjoy! *cough*

Now for the other goodies in this post…..the giveaways!!

There are two prizes being offered for this hop. Please read the directions carefully to enter each drawing.


The 1st prize for this giveaway is “winner’s choice” of any eBook in my Willow Creek Series.
There will be 2 winner’s selected for this giveaway.

The Willow Creek Series by Lily Graison - historical western romance
Travel back to the 1800′s and tangle with ornery town marshals, Indians and schoolmarms who are anything but docile. Willow Creek may be a sleepy little frontier town but the characters who live there are as untamed as the land itself!


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About Lily Graison

Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. Her Willow Creek Series introduced readers to a small Montana town where the west is wild and the cowboys are wilder. Lily also dabbles in sci-fi, contemporary and paranormal romance when the mood strikes and all of her stories lean heavily to the spicy side with strong female leads and heroes who tend to always get what they want. She writes full time and lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and a house full of Yorkies.

27 Responses to Turkey Trot Blog Hop – Nov. 22 – 24, 2016

  1. Mary McCoy says:

    Thanks for being part of the fun! I am in a carb coma from just reading that recipe!

  2. Susan P says:

    Oh my goodness, I would eat the whole thing myself. I cannot make that for that reason!! 🙂

  3. Rachael Clemons says:

    Wow yummy that really looks good, thanks for letting me do the blog hop.

  4. Shannon England says:

    Happy Thanksgiving

  5. Joye says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your books.

  6. vera mallard says:

    wonderful recipe. I love the name turkey hop, what a hoot.

  7. Bambing Dela Cruz says:

    That dessert looks good.

  8. Yummy!! Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from The Book Review!

  9. Cathy says:

    Recipe sounds yummy.

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such great prizes!

  10. Valeri Dedich says:

    This is interesting, I have never done this before.

  11. Cynthia Powers says:

    Not a fan of cream cheese, and I wish oreos were sold without that awful filling. I’m happy eating the plain cookie. Any way, thanks for the hop!

  12. C_Patterson says:

    Looks like a tasty dessert! I’ve been visiting quite a few blogs. Your books are all wonderful (I’ve read them all) and I am already on your newsletter so I don’t miss anything!

  13. Kelly Snyder says:

    I’m dropping over that. Yummy!

  14. It sounds very yummy.

  15. Jeannie Platt says:

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like a great desert. Thank you for being part of the hop.

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