Chocolate Éclair Extraordinaire
Recipe and photos by Carole Davenport
- 3 individual packages graham crackers
- 2 firm, ripe bananas, sliced with a spoon
- 2 (3-ounce) packages instant French Vanilla flavored pudding mix
- 3 Cups milk
- 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (16-ounce) container of prepared dark chocolate frosting
- Line the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan (preferably one with a snap-on lid) with graham crackers.
- Drizzle ½ Cup of the milk over the graham crackers to help soften them.
- Layer the banana slices over the top of graham crackers.
- In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and remaining milk; stir well.
- Mix whipped topping into pudding mixture.
- Spread half of the mixture over graham cracker layer.
- Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding.
- Top all with a final layer of graham crackers and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Then, frost with room temperature chocolate frosting.
- Cover with lid or plastic wrap and return to the refrigerator for at least 8 hours before serving to allow the graham crackers to soften (this can be made up to two days in advance of serving.)
about the author…Carole Davenport is a Montana travel writer-photographer and content specialist on her blog https://divineviewtraveler.wordpress.com. She is co-authoring a soon-to-be-released cookbook #bitterrootfresh with her two daughters, filled with their original recipes and photographs.
Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2018 issue.
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