Monday, November 16, 2009

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Eclair Dessert

We celebrated hubby's birthday with family today and this was his 'birthday cake'. It kind of tasted like a creamy peanut butter cup!
I know there are other versions of this dessert but this is the one I chose to make. A great 'make ahead' dessert.

1 3/4 cup milk..I used skim milk
1 pkg (4 serving size) vanilla instant pudding
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups of whipped cream..you can use cool whip
2 packets of graham wafers (approx 63)
6 squares (1 oz each) of semi-sweet baking chocolate
3 tbsp butter
1) Whisk milk and pudding together until well blended, approx 2 min
2) Add peanut butter and mix well
3) Gently stir in the whipped cream till blended
4) Layer 1/3 of the graham wafers in a 9x13" pan breaking up some of the wafers to fit.
5) Pour half of the pudding mixture on top of the graham wafers
6) Repeat layers and finish with a layer of wafers
7) Microwave chopped up chocolate and butter in a bowl for 1 min, stir and microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir till smooth.
8) Spread immediately over top layer of wafers
8) Refrigerate at least 8 hours. Take out of fridge about 1/2 hour before serving. Store leftovers in fridge.

25 comments:

  1. Mmm...that looks fantastic, and sounds super easy too! Happy belated birthday, John! :)

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  2. I used to make something similar without the peanut butter - this sounds like a nice variation.
    I think perhaps the two liquid milk ingredients are a typo?

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  3. I feel this will become one dessert I will make alot.

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  4. happy belated b-day John and Kevin ;^D
    this looks like a really tasty dessert. i bet there wasn't a crumb left!

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  5. Thanks Ruth for the typo reminder..all is good now.

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  6. Happy birthday gramps...great cake, wish i coulda fit more in!

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  7. Ohh.... you didn't include extra forks! smile
    that looks soo good.. I know you can buy gluten-free graham crackers.... I'll have to try them.

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  8. Delicious!My mouth is watering as I look at it.Thanks.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this! It's just what I needed for my grown son's birthday later this month. He doesn't like cake--much prefers pie and I made peanut butter cream pie for his birthday last year. Although it was very good--I wasn't looking forward to making it again. So we'll give this a try.

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  10. I would have all the ingredients eaten before it was assembled! heehee! Very tempting!

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  11. oh my - that looks delicious - can't wait to try this one

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  12. Betty, you take amazing pictures! If I could only get that from my screen to my plate.

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  13. I love peanut butter pie so I can imagine I'll love this one. .thanks Betty. .and happy birthday to your menfolk.

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  14. Hi i have a question. When you say 2 packets of graham crackers, do you mean 2 boxes or 2 packages? 63 crackers is a lot! I just want to make sure before I make this. Looks delicious!

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  15. Lisa..2 packages is right..I know 63 sounds like a lot but it is a 9x13" pan and has 3 layers, each layer has 20 (and a bit) crackers.

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  16. Happy Birthday to John...and thanks for sharing his cake with all of us. Looks yummy!

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  17. PERFECT birthday cake!!! What a treat.

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  18. IF it tastes half as good as it looks I'm sure my family could down that all in one sitting!

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  19. Who can resist one thing like that?
    Alfazema

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  20. Somebody peel me off the ceiling; I'm heading over the moon this sounds so good!

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  21. So yummy! Can't wait to try it!

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  22. I think I gained 10 lbs just looking at the picture of this beautiful Chocolate and Peanut Butter Eclair!

    LaTeaDah

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  23. i made this tonight, it was yummmy! my only advice is I actually prefered the filling prefer adding the whipped cream (thicker) when I tried it and it was just tastier. And where do you buy graham wafers? I bought graham crackers and they look nothing likek that and they didnt lay right or look thick like that

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  24. Christina..these graham wafers are available in any grocery store..they are called Honey Maid Graham Wafers made by Christie. Some of the wafers have to be cut to fit the pan.
    Thank you for letting me know that you tried this recipe:)

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  25. I too have tried this without the peanut butter (saw it on a paula deen show LOL)--can't wait to try it with the peanut butter---oooh bet it will be even better--YUMMM

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