Friday, July 30, 2010

my favorite summer dessert



When it's hot outside I love to have a cool treat. This Eclair dessert always hits the spot. Mmm, good thing it's hot today!

Eclair Dessert
2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 package of chocolate frosting (or make your own)
8 oz. cool whip
1 box of graham crackers

--Stir pudding mix and milk together and let set for 5 minutes. Fold in cool whip. In a 9 x 13 pan layer graham crackers (I usually break some to get them to fit right). Then layer on 1/2 of the pudding mixture. Layer twice more and then spread frosting all over the top. Let set overnight or at least 3 hours.

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39 Responses to “my favorite summer dessert”

Hannah said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! YUMMY!!!!

Jenn said...

Ok I am definitely trying that! The extra poundage seems worth it..

Miriam said...

yum, this dessert is always a hit wherever i take it!

i melt my frosting for a few seconds in the microwave and pour it on top. And I also make it 1/2 day to a day before serving so that it will be easier to cut.

Also I have tried this with the cinnamon sugar graham crackers and it becomes so much better!

Annikke said...

This sounds yummy!

P.S. I stumbled by from another blog, I've been blog-hopping this afternoon! Love your blog!

Kris said...

I make this too. It is wonderful!

Andrea said...

This is one of our favorites too, omg, I'm so glad you reminded me, lol! Yum Yum's comin' right up :)

Morgan said...

Holy Yum! That looks delicious. I will be trying this very soon.

Cameron and Holly Noblit Family said...

My sister and I make this every time we are together and hide it from the kids, so we don't have to share. :)

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

yummm!!!

Kristi said...

My sister in law makes this for almost every family function. The kids go crazy for it!

Stamping Mutt said...

OMG! My mother-in-law made this recipe when she was here visiting and all I can say is "YYYUUUMMMYYY!!!" It just melts in your mouth. Thanks for the reminder...this will be good to make at this get together my hubby and I are going to this weekend.

Alma =)

Fatticus Finch said...

This looks so tasty and easy!! Is it weird that I want to eat the whole thing right now?

Leslie said...

Wow that looks great and seems so easy to make!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Can I have some now please? Not fair to make me crave dessert before dinner :P

Life of Mrs. Peters said...

i already make this : )
and LOVE it!
it is also one of my favorites!
you have good taste : )

Cassie said...

Yum! I definitely want to give this a try! Thanks.

arkie said...

This is my "man dessert"! I haven't found very many men that don't just love this! I haven't tried it with the canned frosting though. It would be even quicker to make then!

Cerise said...

Yum! Sounds delightful!

lisa westphal said...

Oh my goodness. . .I want to eat this NOW! :) YUMM-O!! :)

E said...

I'm sorry, but maybe I'm missing out on the obvious here...but is the final top layer graham crackers with the frosting on top of them, or is it frosting on top of pudding? I would imagine it would be easier to get the frosting over the grahams. :)

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

Sounds yummy, looks yummy! I need to try this.

Have a great weekend!

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Little Birdie Secrets said...

You are right, E. Frosting over the grahams. I microwave mine a bit so it is softer and easier to spread.

Lisa said...

Oh My. Looks yummy. I am going to try this ASAP.
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fawndear said...

Sounds like Heaven. I'm going to link you to my 'To Hot to Cook Summer Recipes.' I can't wait to try this.

Suzi said...

this looks delicious! i'm definitely going to make it real soon. thanks for posting the recipe!

Rachelle14 said...

My grandma made that all the time when I was growing up! I love it!

Diane Conn said...

Mmmmmm...that's one of my favorites!

Ben and Taryn said...

My family has been making this dessert for YEARS!!! and we all LOVE it!! We use french vanilla pudding and always make it at least the night before so the grahams have time to get all soft. Oh now I think I have to go make one :)

Srtaperez said...

I just made it, can't wait to try it tomorrow. Thank you!!!

hanci06 said...

I make something like that,and the key word is overnight.Or at least 3 hours! :-)

Nikki said...

it's like smores for grown-ups!!! It looks so yummy it's gonna make it hard to stay on track this week!! LOL Thx 4 sharing!!

~Nikki

Kamala said...

I've made it using chocolate pudding. Super yummy!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I had forgotten about this dessert...thanks for that sweet reminder!

Amy said...

Looks fantastic!

Beach Hendersons said...

I made this over the weekend. It turned out fabulous. For the last layer of graham crackers. I crushed them up. It was delish!

Aimee said...

This looks divine! I featured it on my blog here! YUM!

star said...

love this.............5 . Summer training in Chandigarh

Kim R said...

Silly question....but I just made this (thanks for the recipe!) How did you get the frosting on without it pulling up/mixing with everything else? Thanks!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Hi Kim,
I usually microwave my frosting until it is softer and more spreadable and that helps. Then you just have to be gently as you spread! Hope that helps! :)
Jessica

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