Sunday, November 18, 2012

Peanut Butter Eclair Cake


                           Who doesn't love peanut butter & chocolate????? 

(No, no...please...don't tell me if you don't, my heart couldn't bear it!;)

This is a yummy 'spin' on a regular 'chocolate eclair cake'. If you've never tried one, oh boy, are you missing out!

Layering pudding & whipped topping between graham crackers, and in this case, you add peanut butter to the pudding mixture, and use chocolate graham crackers. 

Topped with frosting...it's a great make ahead dish because you want the crackers to soften, so you want to make it ahead!

Gotta love that don't you???




PEANUT BUTTER ECLAIR CAKE


1 box chocolate graham crackers (3 packs inside)

2-3 oz. pkgs. (sugar free) instant vanilla pudding

1 c. creamy peanut butter

3-1/2 c. milk

1- 8 ozs.container (lite) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1/2 tub chocolate ready-made frosting

chopped peanut butter cups, optional 


Spray Pam in bottom of 9" x 13" cake pan.  Place one layer of graham crackers on bottom, breaking to completely cover.  In a large mixing bowl, combine pudding mixes, peanut butter and milk; beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.   Fold in whipped topping.  Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of first layer of crackers.  Place second layer of crackers on top of pudding; spoon remaining pudding on 2nd layer of crackers.  Top with 3rd layer of crackers. 

Heat 1/2 of frosting in microwave for a few seconds to soften; pour over graham crackers and spread all the way to the edge. Cover and refrigerate overnight so crackers will soften. 


Slice and serve. Garnish with peanut butter cups if desired. 

8 comments :

  1. Holy cow, this is amazing. I want some RIGHT NOW.

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  2. I've never had this version. I thought the regular one was good, but this takes it over the top for peanut butter lovers.... mmmmmm!

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  3. Thank You for linking up to In The Kitchen Thursdays!

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

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  4. Oh my, you make the greatest desserts! I love it!

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  5. This is making me so hungry! =)
    ( already saved to my Pinterest Dessert board )

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  6. Your cake is gorgeous!! I thought I spotted a peanut butter cup in the photo. Over-the-top YUM!

    Neighbors About Town Blog

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  7. Love the peanut butter in this! Sounds sooo yummy.

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  8. Marsha, this look so scrumptious! I am pinning it and can't wait to try it out. My entire family loves PB/chocolate combo!

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