Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dessert-of-the-Month: May

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

For Russell's Christmas present in May (read here if you missed the back story), I decided that he would like an easy dessert! Really, when we were brainstorming ideas of desserts for each month, he had a little lapse in listing desserts, so Jeanette suggested this one, knowing that he'd like it (I've made it for family get-togethers). I think she also was putting in a plug for something she knew she'd like, too!

I got this recipe from someone I used to work with and it literally takes 10-15 minutes to prepare (not counting the chill time in the fridge). You use five ingredients and it is a crowd-pleaser wherever it goes. Russell liked it this time, and that's what's important for this story!

Here's the recipe:

Graham crackers (takes about a sleeve and a half of Kroger brand crackers)
Large pkg of Vanilla Instant Pudding (you can use regular or sugar-free)
Container of Cool Whip
Container of Chocolate icing

Mix pudding according to the directions on the box (using milk, the 5th ingredient). When pudding begins to thicken, mix in Cool Whip. Line a 9x13 pan with graham crackers. Pour half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Place another layer of crackers on top of the pudding. Pour remaining pudding mixture on top of second layer of crackers. Finish with one more layer of crackers. Remove the foil from the can of frosting and heat it in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and pour over the last layer of crackers spreading if necessary. Refrigerate overnight (or all day if you make it in the morning).

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