Easy Recipes Desserts

No bake Chocolate Eclair Cake

This chocolate eclair cake is SO EASY! And it tastes amaaaazing with its creamy and delicious layers!

Luxurious, glamorous and decadent are the words that come to mind when I see THIS!

Eclairs were the first gifts I got from my husband when we were still boyfriend-girlfriend. He asked my friends behind my back about my preferred gifts. They knew that flowers were not my thing except perhaps if it’s a single-stemmed rose. I am not too much into cheesy surprises too so balloons and teddy bears are out of the question. He asked the right sets of friends though because he presented a box of eclairs and a tall cup of coffee when he first declared his intention of wanting to get to know me romantically.

That was the time I knew his intentions were true. We were teased by our friends together, but I never took it seriously. Well, until that morning when he stood in front of my doorstep.

Men who research what a girl wants is worth taking seriously. It always means you are serious about wanting to get to know the girl. When my sons grow up, I will tell them to follow the footsteps of their father when it comes to getting to know a woman.

Why am I talking about this again? Oh yes, because of the eclairs. You see, our wedding anniversary is next month and I am pretty sure he’ll be giving me a box of eclairs again (for sentimental purposes).

It’s been a tradition between the two of us. He would come home with a box of eclairs and a cup of coffee for me. We’ll eat dinner composed of tomato-less lasagna (this is a story for another day) and share the eclairs.

It’s a simple celebration, but we both know it’s a special night.

Quick Tip: One box of graham crackers contains 3 individually wrapped packages of crackers. Use one package for each layer of this decadent no-bake dessert.

My husband and I had a lot of food adventures as a couple. Food is really one of the things that bind us together- it’s not a joke. Our first date was in a cafe where we shared a dessert. We celebrate momentous occasions as a couple by sharing our favorite food. It was a pretty simple relationship that’s why it lasted for a long time and now we’re here. Our lives just got better with the addition of those two little angels that brighten our day with every little thing they do. I can say that our life as a married couple is pretty dope.

Ingredients

Filling:
2 (3.5 oz.) boxes vanilla instant pudding
3 c. milk
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
Graham crackers Topping:
⅓ c. cocoa
1 c. milk
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter (or margarine)
1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

For the filling:
1. Combine pudding mix and milk; beat. Stir in Cool Whip.
2. Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9×13″ dish. Spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Repeat with another layer of graham crackers and pudding; then top with a final layer of graham crackers. For the topping:
3. Bring cocoa, milk, and sugar to a full rolling boil; boil about 1 minute, stirring very frequently. Remove from heat and cool one minute. Add butter and vanilla; stir until butter is melted.
4. Pour chocolate topping over the top layer of graham crackers.
5. Refrigerate overnight.
That’s it! Enjoy!

Notes

Need to make it the day before you plan to eat it to give it time to soak the pudding stuff into the graham crackers

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