No Bake Chocolate Eclair

WORKOUT

Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump

Thursday: 10 miles @ 8:14 pace on trail

The humidity was down to 85%, so it was actually bearable out this morning, haha, and I had a nice little run. I saw my sister biking, too! I felt my glute the whole time, but again, nothing hurt, it just made itself present. I wanted to keep my pace between 8:10-20 so I was happy with my 8:14. I ran the last mile or so around a 7:00 pace, just to get my legs turning over a bit. It felt good ­čÖé

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Tonight I am going to another girls night and I am on dessert duty. I’ve been seeing recipes for this No Bake Chocolate Eclair and I wanted to give it a go. It was really easy to prepare, but didn’t come out quite as I wanted. The original directions said to pour the chocolate topping on while it was still hot/warm so that’s what I did. It was way too liquidy though and ended up spilling more on the sides than the top ­čÖü

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Don’t mind the bite taken out of it ­čśë┬áThere are a ton of recipes for this, but here is my take:

INGREDIENTS:

Filling:
2 (3.5 oz.) boxes french vanilla instant pudding
3 c. milk
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
22ish Graham crackers

Topping:
1/3 c. cocoa
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter
1 tsp. vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

For the filling:
1.  Combine pudding mix and milk; beat. Stir in Cool Whip.

2. ┬áPlace 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:
1.  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.

2.  Pour cooled chocolate topping over the top layer of graham crackers.

3.  Refrigerate over night.

Obviously from the picture above, I had a hard time waiting until overnight, but whateve! I even let Todd sample it when he got home from work. We both think it tasted pretty darn good! However, if I make it again, I will use the same amount of ingredients in a 8×8 or 9×9 dish. Here is what it looks like in the original recipe picture:

Mine was not tall and the topping is nothing like that. Like I said, it tastes awesome, just doesn’t look it:

IMAG1099I’ll let you know what the ladies think tonight!

When’s the last time you had a girls (or boys) night?

Are you a fan of Eclairs?

This article has 3 comments

  1. Ohh my gosh I haven’t had an eclair in years, this looks so good!! I totally believe it tastes amazing despite not looking just like that original photo. Sometimes the uglier the food the BETTER it tastes!! Girls nights sound so fun, I don’t have enough girls around that are available at the same time!

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