As promised last week, here is the first post in my new recipe series that focuses on recipes for a potluck, gathering, or crowd. I actually can’t believe that I’m choosing to share this Chocolate Eclair Pudding recipe with you today. This is my NUMBER ONE go-to recipe that I make for family functions, church potlucks, and get-togethers. So, if you know me in real life and we’re attending the same potluck, I’ll definitely be bringing this dish. It’s not only easy to make, but I have never once brought home any leftovers of this dessert. And I’ve made this approximately 50 times for gatherings since my husband and I have been married. I promise that if you make this once, you’ll be requested to make it again and again.
I found this recipe in a magazine the first year that my husband and I were married. This was back when I used the internet less and loved getting magazines in the mail. I have an entire cookbook with recipe clippings in it. Am I the only one that still has this? Anyone else out there still use an actual, physical cookbook? I don’t remember what magazine from which I got the recipe, but this recipe is taped neatly in one of the pages of my cookbook.
What ingredients do you need to make it? A box of instant vanilla pudding mix, milk, graham crackers, a tub of whipped topping, and a can of chocolate frosting. This will make approximately an 8×8 dish. I typically double the recipe.
Now, how to make it? As I stated above, the recipe is easy and pretty much cut and dry. Prepare a box of vanilla pudding as indicated on the box, fold in a half of a tub of whipped topping, and layer the mixture in a dish alternating with graham crackers. Cover the top with slightly melted chocolate frosting. Refrigerate overnight, and that’s all that there is to it! I’ve tried refrigerating this for only a few hours, and that will work in a pinch, but the best taste comes when the dessert is refrigerated overnight.
If you make this for a potluck and it’s a huge hit, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear about it!