Napoleon Cremes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


4 dozen

Updated: Nov. 05, 2023
For the annual Christmas open house we host, I set out a buffet with lots of food and candies like these lovely layered treats. They're so creamy, and with a green pistachio layer of pudding peeking out, they're very merry. —Gloria Jesswein, Niles, Michigan


  • 2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio or lemon pudding mix
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, coconut, sugar and cocoa. Stir in melted butter and vanilla. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. For filling, beat softened butter until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar, pudding mix and milk; beat until fluffy. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until firm, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. For topping, microwave chocolate chips and butter on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Cool. Spread over pudding layer. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein