Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blake's Eclair Dessert for a Belated Birthday

The guys at our house all like this cold dessert, but Blake has requested it for several years in place of a birthday cake. Since we've got his belated birthday, as well as Dana's, to celebrate, I thought I'd make this dessert that is fairly easy, but looks like you "made a fuss"!

I originally got this recipe from Pat Hose, a lady that we attended church with in WV. Park Avenue was hosting a Ladies' Day and this is the dessert that we served for that luncheon. It's very pretty if you have a serving dish that's clear glass so that you can see the layers.

Chocolate Eclair Dessert
Pat Hose, Charleston, WV

1 lb. pkg. graham crackers
2 pkg. French Vanilla instant pudding (small boxes)
3 1/2 C cold milk
One 9 oz. Cool Whip Topping

Chocolate Topping:
2 pkg. Nestle's Choc-o-Bake (baking aisle)
2 TBSP clear Karo Syrup
2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP soft oleo (margarine)
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
3 TBSP milk

Butter and line 9x13x2" glass dish with a layer of graham crackers.

Mix and beat pudding and milk for 2 min.; blend in Cool Whip.

Beginning with cracker layer, add pudding layer, then another cracker layer, then pudding, ending with a cracker layer. Add chocolate topping. Refrigerate for several hours. Enjoy!

I will be joining BlessedwithGrace for the recipe swap!


  1. Looks and sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have never made this,but have enjoyed eating it!! Thanks for the recipe. It does sound good. Hey, I just followed you on Twitter!!

  3. How do I put together the chocolate topping?

  4. Dear dbf, Cream sugar and margarine, alternating with parts of the milk. Then add in the vanilla, Karo and chocolate packet; mix until smooth.