Chocolate graham crackers layered between creamy vanilla custard, topped with chocolate glaze. Very rich and habit forming. Everyone I have made this for has fallen in love with it!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and 3 cups milk; mix well. Fold in whipped topping and beat with mixer for 2 minutes.

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  • In a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish, spread a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of the dish.

  • Spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over crackers, then top with graham crackers. Spread remaining pudding over crackers; top second pudding layer with another layer of crackers.

  • To make topping: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1/4 cup milk, cocoa and sugar and allow to boil for 1 minute; remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Mix well and cool.

  • Pour sauce over graham cracker layer and refrigerate until set; serve.

Nutrition Facts

413.7 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 65.2g 21% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 10.4mg 4% DV; sodium 385.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
Only difference was out of necessity: I used half and half for the pudding mix as I was out of milk. So very rich and creamy! My husband said this was the best dessert I have ever made.... rave reviews by all who sampled! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/19/2003
Hmmmm...I was pretty disappointed with this one. It's really nothing special I guess maybe because it has that "boxed" taste with the instant pudding and the Cool Whip. My husband loves any dessert and he thought this one was "just ok". My children didn't care for it at all. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
Only difference was out of necessity: I used half and half for the pudding mix as I was out of milk. So very rich and creamy! My husband said this was the best dessert I have ever made.... rave reviews by all who sampled! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I did a few alternation, and it was Awesome! First: Use the Regular Graham Crackers-NOT Chocolate! Second: Use FRENCH Vanilla Pudding. Third: Use Betty Crocker's DARK CHOCOLATE Icing (30 seconds in Microwave) and pour over the last layer of Graham Crackers. Refrigerate overnite...EXCELLENT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2005
This recipe is extraordinary because it uses very ordinary ingredients that result in the sophisticated taste of eclairs. A few hints: MAKE THE SAUCE FIRST! It will be nearly cool and ready to spread by the time the other ingredients are assembled. If you want a more "true" eclair taste, use honey graham crackers instead of chocolate. You do not need to butter the pan first, and you do not need a full package of graham crackers. I counted about 20 in my 13x9 pan. Take the time to make the chocolate sauce. It tastes much better than canned, and doesn't have all that heart-clogging palm oil in it. Also, the sauce needs only 1/2 t. vanilla in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2003
This is a Fabulous and Quick Recipe. My kids LOVED this the only thing I did differently was I added a can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk to the filling (this gave it the same pudding taste as our favority no cook banana pudding) Wow it was great and even better the next day! This is definitely a keeper at our house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2003
As a whole the cake is VERY good. However next time I will use store-bought chocolate frosting rather than making the toping. The topping gets hard and it is a little bitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Loved this recipe! Everyone was very impressed and it was so simple!!! I did attempt the chocolate topping but was not impressed wit the taste, so I found a review from MEME from a similar recipe and used that chocolate topping! It was perfect! Just mix 3T Butter, 3T. Hot water, 3T Cocoa powder and about 1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar (to desired thickness) and pour over the top. Will definitely be making again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
Wow! Easier than rice krispie treats (which I made at the same time) and everyone LOVED it. I took the advice to use a can of frosting nuked for 45 sec. for the topping. AWESOME recipe-- everyone wanted it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2003
This recipe is definitely a "keeper". My husband who usually doesn't eat many sweets couldn't get enough of this cake! He kept going back for more! The kids also loved it and they are picky eaters. I also used the canned frosting with great results. The other reviews were right on-this tastes better the next day so plan ahead when taking to a potluck...but be careful there may not be any left to take with you!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2003
Hmmmm...I was pretty disappointed with this one. It's really nothing special I guess maybe because it has that "boxed" taste with the instant pudding and the Cool Whip. My husband loves any dessert and he thought this one was "just ok". My children didn't care for it at all. Read More
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