Under $10 in less than 10 Minutes and Only 10 Steps

Summer=Barbeques, Picnics, and Pool Parties.

Barbeques, Picnics, and Pool Parties=Food. And lots of it.

Naturally, dessert (chocolate in particular) is my favorite food. And while I’m happy to prepare the final portion of the meal for any event I attend, I still don’t want to a.) break the bank, or b.) spend the entire summer in the kitchen. So, for an easy, budget friendly ($6.63 to be exact), and incredibly tasty dessert, I often turn to éclair cake!

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INGREDIENTS for Éclair Cake:

Instant Vanilla Pudding (5.1 oz)

1 (8  ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

3 cups milk

1 (16 ounce) package graham crackers

1 (16 ounce) container chocolate frosting

 DIRECTIONS:

1. Prepare pudding in large bowl as directed on box.

2.  Stir in frozen whipped topping until smooth.

3. Lay graham crackers in a 9×12’ pan (so that they cover the whole bottom)

4. Pour pudding & whipped topping mixture onto layer of graham crackers

5. Layer graham crackers on top of pudding & whipped topping

6. Melt frosting (remove lid and foil) in microwave for 45-60 seconds

7. Stir melted frosting

8. Pour frosting on top of final layer of graham crackers

9. Refrigerate

10. Enjoy!

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Side Note: Éclair cake tastes best after it has been in the fridge for 12+ hours, allowing the ingredients to blend. However, it can be served earlier and is still very tasty.

Bonus: For the calorie counters and health conscious, éclair cake can be made semi-healthy with skim milk, low fat, and sugar free ingredients!

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