This simple no-bake Strawberry Eclair Cake will melt in your mouth, literally. It's full of decadent strawberries surrounded by vanilla cream and lightly drizzled with chocolate; Oh, and if that wasn't enough to get your tastebuds craving it, it takes only 15 minutes to whip up!
1 sleeve of graham crackers
1 box Vanilla Pudding Mix (the large box size)
2 c. Milk
2 cups Sliced Strawberries
3/4 of a Tub of Cool Whip
Chocolate for Drizzling (*optional)
I came up with this delicious treat while we were camping. I happened to have a box of pudding in the camper with an expiration of date of next month, so I figured I'd better use it up.
In a 9"x9" dish or pan, make a layer of graham crackers. You'll probably need to snap the corners off to get them to fit snuggly. Spread a layer of sliced strawberries, about a cup.
In a medium bowl mix the pudding mix and milk together until thickened. I didn't have a whisk or beater, so I used 3 forks together, but sticking out in different directions and taped together. (Well, I was camping, I had to improvise!) Mix in the cool whip until smooth & creamy.
Pour a layer of the pudding mixture over the strawberries. Add another layer graham crackers, then pudding mix, then top generously with more berries. If you'd like, you can drizzle chocolate over the top. In this photo, my son had purchased a hershey bar along the way to the Campsite and we broke off about 1/4 of it, melted it in a coffee mug and then drizzled it over the top.
Cover, then place the dessert in the freezer or a cooler filled with ice. It won't take long to freeze through.
For our friends, Across the Pond, so to speak, here's some clarification on the recipe.
Graham Crackers- would be graham flour digestives/biscuits. Here is a homemade recipe
of them so you can see what they look like to get a better idea of what may work locally for you.
Vanilla Pudding Mix- this is a commercially prepared product to make "instant" pudding by just adding milk, but doesn't require any stove top cooking.
If you don't have instant pudding mix, you could make a batch of fresh pudding from scratch, here is a make ahead mix
that you can keep in your pantry. Rather than mixing it with cold milk as the instructions list above, you would prepare it by the instructions on the mix recipe page (making 2 batches as you want 2 cups of pudding for the recipe above).
Let it cool, then mix it with freshly whipped cream (about 2 cups). It's a bit more work for you to make the recipe, but I promise you it's worth it.