Monday, March 8, 2010

martha moments: chocolate eclair pie

last week, it was another birthday for the hubs!  he and i have both been working so hard lately that we decided to go way low-key and have dinner with his family at the local pizza joint.  he's not a huge dessert person, but he always orders eclairs if they are ever a choice.

so, instead of the normal birthday cake, i made him a chocolate eclair pie. it's so, so good!  i just stuck candles in the top and voila! instant birthday and one happy birthday boy!

happy birthday to my sweet hubby, who just gets better and better with age.  not that he reads this blog or anything, but if he should happen to stalk in one day, i love you, babe!

chocolate eclair pie

You'll need:
1 box of graham crackers
3 cups cold milk
2 packs/boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix
8 oz. container of whipped cream, thawed
1 can/container of chocolate frosting

to make:

In a 13x9 casserole dish, take 1 of the 3 packs of graham crackers that come in the box and layer them in a single, flat layer.

Mix milk, pudding and whipped cream well. 

Put half of pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers. 

Top with the 2nd pack of graham crackers.

Top with remaining pudding mixture, then finish with the last pack of grahams.

Spread the chocolate frosting over the top.

Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.


carrie said...

We've been making this in our family for YEARS!!! I grew up eating it and it's one of Chad and Caleb's fav. Chad would MUCH rather have it than cake. Good choice! :)

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Dreams of Perfection said...

Oh my gosh, this looks soooooo good!

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Jenn said...

Chocolate eclair pie is one of my all-time favorites. I would take that over birthday cake any day.