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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

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This recipe is from Justin’s mom…and I think she got it from Justin’s Aunt Mary. It’s called Pudding Dessert on the recipe card. But I think of it as chocolate eclair dessert. I don’t like this kind of dessert (I don’t like pudding or cool whip), so I make it when we’re having guests (Justin’s parents will be here today). Justin loves it but can’t eat a whole pan by himself. I let him have some last night…taste test 🙂 I only made a half batch since there will only be 3 people eating it. I like the top layer with graham crackers and chocolate 🙂

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

2 pkg. instant french vanilla pudding (small size)
3 cups milk
9 oz. Cool Whip (thawed)
graham crackers

2 squares baking chocolate
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. Karo corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 (or more) Tbsp. milk

Layer 9×3 pan with graham crackers (do not crush). Mix pudding with milk until set. Fold in Cool Whip. Put half of pudding mixture over crackers. Put another layer of crackers on. Put other half of pudding mixture on. Top with another layer of crackers.

Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan. Turn off heat. Add corn syrup, vanilla and sugar. Mix well. Add milk…enough to make it spreading consistency. Put on top of crackers. Let set in fridge for 10 hours.


  1. Sara says:

    I think this is very similar to my family’s recipe for chocolate eclair. I love the stuff!

    Seeing Karo syrup in your ingredients made me think of something I read about two weeks ago. I haven’t checked my bottle yet, b/c I had forgotten about it, but I read some where that Karo is now putting HFCS in their clear corn syrup. I guess they never used to. The dark is supposed to be HFCS-free still, though. Just curious if you’d heard that? I’ll have to remember to pull my bottle out and check (I think I just have like Meijer brand or something).

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