Saturday, March 25, 2006

Layered Éclair Dessert

I'm officially apologizing for the complete neglect in here the last month. I've been really busy... so here I am to tempt your taste buds with a very EASY, very QUICK, very PLEASING desert. This recipe is from my friend Kelly who claims it disappears every time they take it to a potluck lunch. I would suggest that you ONLY take it to a potluck lunch (or other large gathering), though... or you might end up making the same mistake I did - eating it for three days in a row at home! It makes a HUGE pan, and has a few layers in it, and does better if it doesn't have to sit in the fridge for more than 24 hours. You can make it the night before your gathering... and I doubt you will have leftovers by the next day! If you do, however, it may get a little runny in its second day in the fridge. It is best about 6-12 hours after you refrigerate it! My kids are begging me to make more of this, so it was a hit in our family.

Layered Éclair Dessert

1 box graham crackers (splurge on the name brand!)
2 boxes French Vanilla pudding mix (instant)
1 8oz. container of Cool Whip
1 tub of chocolate cake frosting
3 cups of milk

Mix the milk and packages of vanilla pudding for as long as the package indicates. Then fold in your Cool Whip. Put one layer of un-crushed crackers down in a 9X13" pan. Pour half of the pudding mixture on top. Place another flat layer of cookies, covering as much of the pudding as possible. Pour rest of pudding mix on top of that and re-cover pudding with another flat layer of cookies (that's cookie, pudding mix, cookie, pudding mix, cookie!). Now take your can of frosting and pull off the silver lining completely so you don't burn out your microwave. Microwave the whole can of frosting for about 1-2 minutes and WATCH IT while you do it because it tends to bubble out and over the top of the can. Pour the frosting evenly on the top cookie layer of the desert and smooth with a frosting spatula. Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. Best eaten 24 hours after preparation. Makes up to 20 servings.

1 comment:

Gary Wood said...

I'm trying to stay on the South Beach diet. I'll try harder in a few days. Layered Eclair Dessert sounds to yummy!