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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yummy Summer No Bake Dessert

Chocolate Eclair Dessert RecipeI promised I would post a yummy recipe, and it was my 14 year old daughter who discovered it.  She had to bring a typical Guatemalan type of dish for her Spanish class. She googled for it, and this no bake Eclair Dessert came up. It was so easy, and comes together fast. I like that it was economical too but fed her whole class! This would be lovely for a Fathers Day gathering, or any time you want to serve something refreshing and not too unhealthy!  I found the recipe in many places under different titles, it most resembles an eclair, so here are my easy steps with pics.  Actual recipe can be found below.

The first step is whipping up the instant puddings with milk. You will add the thawed cool whip to the mixture. Start layering graham crackers across the bottom of a 9 x 13 or large pan.  (we used cinnamon, it gave it a nice kick!)

Here you see blobs of the mixture on top of the first layer.  Add more crackers on top, and then layer in more of the pudding mixture.

 After the third layer, melt the frosting in a microwave safe dish, just till gooey, mine took around 40 seconds, be careful you don't burn it! Pour and spread on top of last graham cracker layer.  Chill for at least an hour, and enjoy!
Here is the recipe as it was written from All Recipes.com
Eclair Dessert

2-3 individual packages graham crackers
2 (3 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

3 cups milk

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting (or make your own)


1.Line the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan with graham crackers. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir well. Stir in whipped topping to pudding mixture. Spread half of mixture over graham cracker layer. Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding. Top all with a final layer of graham crackers and frost with chocolate frosting. Refrigerate until serving.

Daughter had her last day of 8th grade today, we celebrated with a huge party at the local pool, I was on the volunteers committee.  We had a huge outpouring of food and water donations, people were so generous!  I think the kids had fun!  Now we have the whole summer to get ready for high school! 

And just a few comments about our crazy weather!  We have had record heat many days that were preceded by record rains, April and May.  Here are pics of the result in my yard

Guess Roses like it!

 Don't forget to post your linky on my Reap What You Sew linky #8. Something that reminds you of your dear old dad!  Add yourself as a follower and comment if possible!  I changed the closing time to Monday or Tuesday each week, so everyone can get in.  I plan to pick my fav's and feature on a post during the week. See ya on Sunday!


Wendys Hat said...

Your garden is beautiful!

The4Rs said...

Thank you, we get to enjoy for such a short time, love your blog and thanks for linking up!

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