No Bake Orange Dreamsicle Lasagna

INGREDIENTS  

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz Cool Whip frozen whipped topping thawed, divided
  • 2 3 oz Jell-O Orange Jelly Powder
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 3.4 oz Jell-O vanilla-flavor instant pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup canned mandarin orange segments drained

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  • Firmly press into a crust in the bottom of 9 x 13 glass or porcelain dish, let it chill in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  • In small bowl, whisk orange jell-o and boiling water until gelatin has dissolved. In a large bowl make vanilla pudding according to package directions.  Stir in dissolved gelatin. Let stand 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust
  • Pour pudding mixture over cream cheese layer and spread evenly over top. Top with the remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls, and carefully spread until even.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. When ready to serve, sprinkle orange segments on top. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces.
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