Chocolate Eclair Cake

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 37 Ratings
Serves: at least 12
Cooking Method: No-Cook or Other


2 small boxes instant french vanilla pudding
3 c milk
1 8 oz. tub cool whip
1 box graham crackers
1 jar(s) hot fudge topping
1 jar(s) maraschino cherries

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Penny R Recipe
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Atoka, TN (pop. 8,387)
Member Since Jan 2010
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This is sure to give you your chocolate fix!  It is such an easy dessert to prepare, and yet you still get all the flavor of a hard-to-make eclair. Take it to your next potluck and you will be sure to come home with an empty dish!


Using electric blender or wire whisk, in a large bowl, blend pudding and milk until smooth. Stir in Cool Whip until well blended and creamy.

Line the bottom of a 9x13 pan with graham crackers. Pour and spread ½ of pudding mixture on top of graham crackers. Add another layer of graham crackers on top of pudding mixture. Spread remaining pudding mixture onto graham crackers. Add another layer of graham crackers.

Place hot fudge topping in a microwavable bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 1 minute more. Stir again and pour over top layer of graham crackers. Spread until smooth.

Garnish top with maraschino cherries.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, for best results.

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user Lisa Knock LisaK - Feb 19, 2010
I made a similar recipe at Christmas for my Dad who is a diabetic. I just switched out pudding, cool whip and hot fudge for the sugar free. It turned out great.
user Polly Anna Polly - Feb 23, 2010
Love the fat free and sugar options for pudding mix, and toppings. I've used them with great results in other recipes I have never used the ice cream topping this way, but I will...It looks great!
user S S parfait - Feb 23, 2010
I haven't even tried this yet and I already love it! Thanks for sharing!
user Carla Skiles Masnick - Feb 23, 2010
I do not use the cherries but I have made this recipe before and it is AMAZING!
user Cindy Conant conant87 - Feb 23, 2010
Yep! This is a winner!!

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