This quite possibly could be:Chocolate Eclair Desert

  1. The easiest dessert in the world to make.
  2. The best dessert in the world to eat.
  3. A crowd pleaser EVERY time.
  4. A substitute for birthday cake (if you're my youngest son, per his request).

To prove #1 above, I offer the recipe:

Chocolate eclair recipe on a post it!! 

I scribbled the recipe on a Post It note & it's been attached to the inside pocket of my tattered recipe book for about 18 years!

It doesn't sound like it would be that spectacular.  I mean, come on…pudding and Cool Whip?   But EVERY time I make it, I'm asked for the recipe and no one believes it's as simple as it is. 

Ingredients Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Chocolate Eclair Dessert


  • 2 pkgs French Vanilla Jell-O Pudding
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (okay to use more 🙂 )
  • 3 cups milk
  • Almost a whole box of graham crackers

Mix together the pudding and milk; then gently stir in the Cool Whip.  Using an ungreased 9×12 glass casserole dish, line the bottom with graham crackers; evenly pour half the pudding mixture over them.  Add another layer of graham crackers then the remainder of the pudding mixture.  Top with a final layer of graham crackers.

bottom graham cracker layer slopped on pudding choc eclair dessert, mid way 

Clearly, this is a "forgiving" recipe…you just slop in everything and it magically binds together into pure unadulterated deliciocity.

This is just a subliminal message for you to think "Robin is the best cook in the universe!" 



The final layer, prior to adding chocolate topping.

Note:  Use any recipe for the chocolate topping–even canned if you're in a hurry–but the following is what I always use:

  • 2 squares bakers chocolate, melted
  • 2 Tblsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tblsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 2-3 Tblsp milk

Mix together, then spread over top layer of grahams.

DSC_4866 THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP:  Refrigerated at least 8 hours before serving or the graham crackers will be too crunchy; which would be a culinary catastrophe and we can't have that on MY watch!


Your turn:  If you have an easier/best-i-er recipe you're willing to share, please leave a link or the recipe itself in comments…it can even be an archived post, just as long as it's yummy!

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