No bake desserts are right up there with the invention of sliced bread. Mothers and those on a tight schedule adore this no bake dessert recipe. No wonder: This simple dessert recipe requires less time in the kitchen and virtually no slaving over a hot oven.
Cinnamon Chocolate Eclairs
This recipe is great for any occasion and can be made the day before. It does require some chilling time, so, if you plan on making this dessert, remember to make it the day before you plan on serving it.
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 box cinnamon graham crackers
3 cups milk
3 boxes French vanilla pudding mix
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 8-ounce tub Cool Whip
1 tub chocolate frosting
Place one layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a large casserole pan, and set aside. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the milk and pudding mixes together. Add the cinnamon to the pudding, and stir until blended. Slowly beat in the cream cheese. When the cream cheese has all been added and the pudding has reached a smooth consistency again, add the Cool Whip.
Place a layer of the pudding mix over the graham crackers, and add another layer of crackers over top of it. Do this three or four times, ending with a layer of graham crackers.
Remove the top from the tub of frosting and heat the frosting in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir the frosting and return it to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds. When the frosting has become nearly liquefied, or melted, pour it over the top of the graham crackers and pudding. Chill overnight or for at least four hours.
Variations: Instead of cinnamon graham crackers, you can use regular ones, honey grahams or chocolate grahams.
Don't get scared off by the hard-to-pronounce name; this French dessert could not be easier to make and is sure to impress anyone you serve it to.
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