I’m talking about Chocolate Eclair Dessert. It’s possible this dish has a fancier name, but that’s what I call it. I can’t remember where I got the recipe either.
Do you see a pattern here?
Now, I’m going to give you this recipe. It is both easy and tasty. But don’t be blaming me if you must immediately run to the store, make it and eat it all at once. Unh-uh. Not my fault! Besides, you can re-start that diet tomorrow, right?
Chocolate Eclair Dessert
2 packages graham crackers
2 – 3 oz. packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 – 8 oz. tub of whipped topping
1 – 16 oz. can of chocolate frosting
Mix pudding, milk and whipped topping. Cover the bottom of a 9×13 pan with graham crackers. Pour half of the pudding mixture on top. Layer grahams, then pudding twice. Cover with graham crackers, then pour softened frosting on top. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Now, there’s nothing I can do about the chocolate frosting. (Except lick the spoon. I can do that.) But you can use skim milk, sugar free pudding, low-fat graham crackers and fat-free whipped topping. Making those changes doesn’t really affect the taste and it might be enough to help you rationalize that second piece. I know it is for me.
This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday and possibly even Family Recipe Friday. Because if I can’t remember who gave me the recipe, then it’s completely possible it was a family member. Right? (It will also be linked to Ingredient Spotlight at Eat at Home Cooks.)
This dessert is so ridiculously easy. What’s your favorite EASY recipe to make?
My mother-in-law makes this at least once a month for Sunday dinner – and every time I struggle not to eat the entire thing. :-)
My favorite easy receipe is a "trifle". Crumble your favorite cake, then layer it with your favorite instant pudding, top the whole thing with whipped cream.
Can you tell my mind is centered on sweets today?
Okay, seriously, why'd you have to go and do that?!…
I've never had such a thing — but I love eclairs so I know I'm so making this — and who cares if the rest of them like it?!
The easiest thing I still make is good ole velveeta and salsa — how embarassing is that? Stick in the microwave and enjoy with chips — quickly. And this totally doesn't count as a real recipe — it's just that I haven't had enough coffee to come up with anything better.
Looks good. Can we have that next time I visit you? Because we both know how likely I am to make it myself… ;)
Mmm, that looks yummy. When I'm craving a Reese's, I take a large spoon, scoop a big ol' glob of peanut butter, then squish a generous amount of chocolate chips into the gooey pb, and enjoy! That's easy and it gets the job done. I'm not too hard to please. :)
As far as recipes… I have a cream cheese pie that's made with a store-bought graham cracker crust, instant lemon pudding, cream cheese, milk, and topped with a can of cherry pie filling. Easy and delish.
Oh yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum!! I love that dessert! My parents will be here tomorrow, and I think I'll make it. Thanks!!
That is one of my favorite desserts too!!! Love it, except the recipe I use has you make the chocolate frosting so it's more of a hardened ganache. I guess that makes it a little less easy, but it's still pretty basic.
I just made this recently for a ladies game night for church. It barely hit the counter before the girls were scooping it onto their plates! I was reading at allrecipes.com where I originally found the recipe that many people have had good success using different flavors of pudding. Just an idea!
yum! looks good!
and my favorite EASY recipe?! super chunky cookie dough ice cream, of course! :-)
So excited about this! have to try it soon!
I have one called Jeannie's Shingles that sounds horrible, but is super easy and wonderful. Here is the link because I'm lazy:
You will enjoy that post, too. My children are eating off an ironing board. That's all I'll say.
You all have such good ideas – now I'm hungry! Good thing I have some leftover dessert at home…
Seriously – I love Velveeta and salsa/rotel. And PB with choc chips on a spoon? YUM!! :)
mmmm…I love this dessert, and this is my favorite way to make it, although I am in possession of a lighter, weight watchers version that is also delicious!
My family thanks you;)
I think I'm going to pretend I didn't run across this……..
my hubby would love this because he loves chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
So … how many people have to be present for that dessert not to be pathetic? Is one girl enough? One girl and two dogs?
Seriously. My mouth is watering.
I HAVE NEVER seen this recipe.
and I am now furious and depressed for this fact.
Oh. mah. hell.
I make a very similar dessert … using chocolate pudding instead of frosting. We both have to watch our sugar intake, so by using sugar-free chocolate and vanilla puddings, we feel like we're cheating when we eat this. Thanks for sharing!
I have seriously got to make this!! It looks so good!
Oh that looks heavenly! I am new to your blog but I love your header and quote!
This is so good! I've been making it ever since my high school French teacher passed it along to me way back when.
How scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!
Looks easy and delicious!
This is one of our favorite desserts!!