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Thelma's Chocolate Eclair Recipe
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Thelma's Chocolate Eclair Recipe

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I love eclairs but making the actual pastry is difficult so I came up with this recipe as a substitute. It still satisfies my cravings with the same wonderful flavors.—Thelma Beam, Esbon, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 18 whole graham crackers
  • 3-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 238 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. dish with nine whole graham crackers; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in whipped topping. Spread over graham crackers. Top with remaining crackers.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Spread over graham cracker layer. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Thelma's Chocolate Eclair in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p93

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 238 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Thelma's Chocolate Eclair(7)

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

This recipe was so good. We had to force ourselves to stop eating it. Light, refreshing, tasted like an éclair but with more yummy cream. My 18 yr old son wants this for his birthday cake. Thanks for an easy, quick delicious recipe.

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

Thanks for sharing---this was always a staple at family get togethers, when we were growing up. Over 30 years+ and it is still good! It used to be known as Mock Eclair.

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Reviewed May. 11, 2013

This recipe has been a favorite for years. I have made it often for bbq's and it is always a crowd pleaser.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

I prefer to add another layer of graham cracker. Friends and family love it! One of these days I'm going to get creative and change out the flavors. This is always good!

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

I have made this desert many times. Unfortunately, my recipe apparently grew feet because I cannot locate it. This is the closest to my own. Thanks for sharing!

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