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graham cracker pudding

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Erica Freyer
Mocksville, NC

This is a quick and simple dessert my mama use to make when I was young and I have continued sharing it with my kids. It's delicious.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cool and creamy no-bake dessert is so good. With all its layers, this version of an eclair cake reminded us of a graham cracker pudding lasagna. The peanut butter was an added flavor we loved and it also protected the crackers from becoming completely soft. A very thin layer of chocolate pudding on top is the perfect touch. If you need a great make-ahead dessert, give this recipe a try. It can really sit overnight to allow the graham crackers to soften. Delicious for a pot luck.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 8 -12
prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For graham cracker pudding

  • 1 box
    graham cracker
  • 2 box
    vanilla pudding (large, 5.1 oz each)
  • 1 box
    chocolate pudding (small, 3.9 oz)
  • 1 jar
    peanut butter
  • 1 pkg
    softened Cool Whip (8 oz)

How To Make graham cracker pudding

  • Prepared vanilla pudding in a bowl.
    Go ahead and prepare puddings according to package instructions. Prepare vanilla pudding and set aside.
  • Prepared chocolate pudding in a bowl.
    Prepare the chocolate pudding.
  • Peanut butter spread onto graham crackers in a baking dish.
    Next, spread peanut butter on graham crackers. Place the first layer of graham cracker/peanut butter on the bottom of 9x13 pan (peanut butter side up).
  • Spreading some vanilla pudding over the graham crackers.
    Then spread 1/3 of the vanilla pudding on top of that.
  • Adding a layer of Cool Whip on top of the vanilla pudding.
    Then spread a layer of Cool Whip (works best if soft) on top of vanilla pudding.
  • Continuing to layer the dessert.
    Continue layering in order as above.
  • Spreading chocolate pudding on top.
    Layer until there's just enough room to spread chocolate pudding on top as a finish (use chocolate pudding to top the dessert only).
  • Sprinkling crushed graham crackers on top.
    Crush remaining graham crackers. Sprinkle them over the chocolate pudding for garnish.
  • Covering with plastic wrap before putting in the fridge.
    Refrigerate 1-2 hrs or until graham crackers are soft.
  • A slice of Graham Cracker Pudding on a plate.
    You can use any flavor graham cracker you wish and honestly whatever flavor pudding you wish. I have used cinnamon crackers with cream cheese pudding and it was great. Whatever you prefer.
  • Graham Cracker Pudding in a serving dish.
    You can also make your puddings from scratch with this recipe if it's what you prefer. But that requires more effort and time so this is the quick version.