Easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Éclair Dessert

I love a quick and easy recipe.  Someone left a Spring 2008 issue of Kraft Food and Family magazine at the gym and this recipe caught my eye.  It is super easy to make and I had most of the ingredients on hand.  I wondered if it would be worth the effort and it definitely was.  I’m sure to make this easy dessert again.


What You Need

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-3/4 cups  cold milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
24 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams
6 squares  BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
3 Tbsp. butter


Make It

BEAT pudding mix and milk in large with whisk 2 min. Add peanut butter; mix well. Stir in COOL WHIP. Layer 1/3 of the grahams and half the pudding mixture in 13×9-inch dish, breaking grahams as necessary to fit. Repeat layers. Top with remaining grahams.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spread over grahams.

The graham crackers get soft in the pudding/peanut butter mixture creating a peanut butter pie with a graham cracker crust flavor.

My version:

Doesn’t this look good?

My Notes:
~I used skim milk and fat free Cool Whip.
~Melted chocolate chips could easily take the place of the Baker’s Chocolate Squares.
~The chocolate hardens and won’t cut neatly. 

I can’t wait to enjoy this each night this week.  Yum!

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  1. That looks really, really tasty! I love that Kraft magazine. Is it the same one they used to mail out for free?

  2. My daughter’s birthday is in two weeks — she’d LOVE this as her Birthday cake! Thanks….just in time!

  3. Oh my, that looks so good! I’ve had eclair cake with the pudding/graham crackers/cool whip, but never with peanut butter. Yum!

  4. Wow, this looks yummy! And I pretty much always have these ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. I am supposed to be losing weight, but MAN this looks good! Luckily I seem to have lost my graham crackers in my messy disgusting pantry so I’ll have to put off making these until later. I’m having company in a few weeks so I think I’ll try it then. Thanks for sharing Paula!

  6. Why did I look at your blog today when I new darned good and well it had something to do with chocolate…and peanut butter…the most perfect marriage of flavors since….um….ever!

  7. Yummy! I’m printing this out to make very soon! Love it! I’m your newest follower, I hope you’ll stop over as I’m having a giveaway but it ends tonight!

  8. That does look fantastic and easy to make. I think I have all the ingredients too. I’ll have to give this a shot this weekend. Thanks for the great pictures!

  9. YUM!!

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  10. Paula! I used to make this years ago and forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder. Your pictures are brutal! Makes me want chocolate!! 🙂


  11. It’s not good for me to drool over yummy recipes at 11 pm. 😉 Thanks for linking up, girl! 🙂

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