Éclairs are indeed scrumptious but several people find it too complicated to make and time consuming as well. So for busy moms who still want to give their family delicious desserts, here's an easy recipe that you can share with your friends.
Instead of the traditional pastry dough, this recipe makes use of graham crackers. Be sure to refrigerate your product before serving it to make sure that the crackers have thoroughly absorbed the pudding mixture.
- 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (16 ounce) package graham crackers
- 1 (16 ounce) container chocolate frosting
In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and confectioners' sugar. Whisk in milk until mixture is smooth, then gradually fold in whipped topping.
Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Spread 1/3 of pudding mixture over crackers. Cover pudding with another layer of graham crackers. Continue layering until pudding mixture is gone. Cover last pudding layer with another layer of graham crackers.
Remove lid and seal from frosting and microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring between intervals, until frosting is pourable (about 1 minute). Spread frosting evenly over top layer of graham crackers. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving.
View the recipe for the graham cracker chocolate Éclair.
View an alternative recipe for chocolate Éclair.
Fact: Graham cracker named after a Presbyterian minister who believed unhealthy eating leads to sexual excess.
Nabisco RJR, maker of the Graham cracker, acquired by KKR in history's first corporate buyout.