Scoop the cream cheese mixture onto the cooled crust. Use a spatula to smooth out the mixture and cover the entire crust. Return the dessert to your refrigerator while you prepare the next layer.
For the Chocolate Pudding Layer
In a third large bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the instant pudding mix and milk according to package instructions. Make sure the pudding is completely mixed, then pour it over the cream cheese layer.
Use a spatula to smooth the pudding into an even layer. Place the dish back in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes to set slightly before adding the whipped topping.
For the Whipped Topping Layer
After the chocolate pudding has set, carefully add the whipped topping. Spread in an even layer. Top with chopped walnuts if desired.
8 ounces whipped topping, ¼ cup chopped walnuts
Transfer the chocolate lasagna back to the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow all the layers to set.
Enjoy chilled. See post for storage options.
*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 slice of chocolate lasagna. Actual calories will vary.*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.