This No Bake Mint Chip Lush dessert is a layered chocolate and mint dessert that is perfect for any occasion! Layers of crushed cookies, mint chip cheesecake, and chocolate pudding make this the perfect dessert for mint lovers, and it's no bake!
2tablespoonsunsalted butter— melted
8ouncescream cheese— regular or low-fat
18 ounce container whipped topping (regular, light, or fat-free) *you can substitute about 3 cups freshly whipped cream, see note*
Additional mini chocolate chips or crushed cookies topping
Place cookies in a large resealable bag. Seal all but one inch of the bag and gently crush the cookies using a rolling pin. Pour melted butter into the bag and mix gently with your hands. Pour the crushed cookies into a 9x9” baking dish. Spread evenly over the bottom. (The crust will not completely join together as a pie crust will.)
Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Mix in sugar, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Add more peppermint extract, up to 1/2 teaspoon total, as desired for your personal taste. Fold in 1/2 the container (about 1 1/2 cups) whipped topping. Fold in chocolate chips. Add green food coloring and gently stir to fold in the color. Spread the mint layer over the cookie layer.
Mix the pudding mix with the milk. Whisk for 30 seconds. Let sit for a few minutes until the pudding thickens, then spread over mint layer.
Top with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips or crushed cookies. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving. Eat within 3 days.