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Need a Great Dessert for a Crowd? 
Sep. 8, 2012 9:38 am 
Updated: Sep. 21, 2012 4:50 am

When I have a crowd to feed dessert to, this is my favorite dessert to make.  It tastes like my favorite dessert of all times-chocolate eclairs.  

Now, don't get me wrong, I love to make choux pastry for delicious Eclairs au Chocolat, but it would take so much time to make that many for a group of people, so I make this instead-same taste.

Layers of graham crackers filled with rich vanilla cream and then topped with a creamy chocolate topping-YUM-EE!

Start with a 9x13" pan (I use a little larger one, and it's glass).

In a large bowl, beat 2 small boxes of french vanilla instant pudding with 3 cups whole milk (has to be whole-don't use 2%) until it thickens - I use a whisk.

Then add 8 ounces of thawed whipped topping (I use prepared, or you can whip your own from heavy whipping cream if you're in the mood).

Put a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of the pan, then add half of this wonderful rich creamy goodness and spread flat.  Add another layer of graham crackers and do the same, using all of the vanilla cream.  Now, one more layer of graham crackers-covering the top.

Take 1 plastic container of the pre-made chocolate frosting (regular, not whipped), and microwave it for a few seconds-about 30-40, stirring midway.  I keep it in the plastic can-so easy!

Now it's ready to spread-put it on top of the graham cracker layer and spread evenly-use all of it-it's the perfect size!  

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.  When you're ready to serve it, cut into small squares, and make a pot of coffee or pour some milk.  

Shortcut-Yes.  Wonderful-Of Course!

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Easy Chocolate Eclair Dessert
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Sep. 8, 2012 10:24 am
This recipe has been and still remains,on AR for a long time, submitted by KBehrens2, under chocolate eclair dessert. I, along with many others, posted a review for it(October, 2009) substituting a glaze change recommended by another reviewer. It is a delicious dessert evidently enjoyed by many.
Sep. 16, 2012 10:52 pm
It's a true classic, for sure
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About Me is my food blog where I post my simple recipes in a complicated world. I work for a commercial insurance agency, so cooking is the creative outlet that I need. I love to create my own recipes and enter an occasional cooking contest. My two grown sons grew up cooking in our kitchen, and now I enjoy cooking with my 5 year old grandson.
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Baking is my favorite thing to spend time doing. The science of baking has always fascinated me. From the time I was 12 I couldn't understand how popovers rose and kept their hollow middles and just had to see for myself by making them at 2 a.m. on a school night. I got grounded from the kitchen after that stunt.
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Any holiday-my personal favorite? Halloween It wasn't until I had 2 kids of my own that I discovered how fun Halloween cooking can be!
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-Cooking among professional chefs in The 2013 World Food Championship -Representing Bob's Red Mill in Scotland in the World Porridge Making Competition -Winning Bob's Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle in 2013 -Appetizer Host for Kraft's Real Women of Philadelphia contest for season -Making cooking videos for Kraft as contracted.
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I've had plenty-from burning toast to ruining an expensive piece of steak, if you cook enough, tragedies are bound to happen. Just like in life, live and learn.
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