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Danish Cream Squares ~ Flashback Friday

This creamy dessert has been a family favorite for years and is often requested instead of a birthday cake. I originally posted it right here on my daughter's 30th birthday and more recently served it for my granddaughters' fifteenth birthday celebration. Garnish with strawberries or cherries during the holiday season, with a lemon peel spiral in spring or with fresh berries in summer. It's a dessert for all seasons!
  • graham wafers
  • vanilla pudding and pie filling, 6-serving size
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream (500 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 square semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
  1. Line 9 x 13 inch ungreased pan with whole graham wafers, trimming to fit.
  2. Cook pudding with milk as directed, using only 2 1/2 cups of milk.
  3. Allow to cool; spread over graham crackers in pan.
  4. Beat cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff. Spread over pudding.
  5. Top with second layer of whole graham crackers, trimming to fit.
  6. Mix icing sugar and milk together well. It needs to be fairly thin (add more milk if necessary). Spread over cracker layer.
  7. Melt chocolate with butter (in microwave). Drizzle over top. 
  8. Chill. Let stand overnight before serving.



  1. These are so pretty! I don't really like graham wafers so I would guess that Nilla Wafers or ladyfingers would work as well? Or maybe Social Tea biscuits?

    1. Why not? I have only used the graham wafers, but I'm sure other wafers would work as well. If Oreo chocolate wafers were rectangular shaped, they would be my choice.

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  3. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This recipe is a favorite at our house as well!! I changed it up a little a few weeks ago and it was also tasty...chocolate pudding, a block of cream cheese and some Nescafe Ice Java in the whipping cream layer and I did the topping the same but put a few drops of the Nescafe in the topping...gave it a real light brown color...
    For the person who doesn't like graham crackers try soup crackers!

  5. This was a family favourite over 50 years ago and I'm bringing it back.
    The taste improved and crackers softened, when served the next day.


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