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Monday, October 3, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Eclair Dessert & A Winner

Beaulah 
and I thought we should 
make a cake
to celebrate the lucky winner of the
Williams Sonoma Copper Soup Station.

We feel really bad that we don't have 
a roomful of them to mail out

BUT

we have planned another really fun
GIVEAWAY
for the month of October.





The winner is.................


Renee 

Congratulations Renee, hope you enjoy
your wonderful gift.

Beaulah 
was blown away with all
the people who supported us on
this giveaway.  Thank you so much.
This next giveaway is something Beaulah
picked out!  Can't wait to show you in
about a week!

The cake we made is 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Eclair Cake -
of course it needed to be chocolate.

This is one of those cakes that have been around
since I was young - eons ago!

I first made it out of an old church cookbook
that my aunt gave me when I was in college.

This is a variation  of one that was created by

She added the peanut butter and used chocolate
graham crackers.  What an upgrade. 



The filling is layered with the graham crackers
twice and then topped off with a fudge
frosting.  You have to make this one
the day before so that the moist
goodness of the filling seeps into the grahams
and softens them so that the dessert just
melts in your mouth.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Eclair Cake

1 box chocolate graham crackers
2 - 3 1/4 oz. packages instant vanilla pudding
1 C. creamy peanut butter
3 1/2 C. milk
1 - 8 oz. contain Cool Whip, thawed
Frosting

Spray Pam in the bottom of a 9x13 inch  cake pan.
Place one layer of graham crackers on the bottom,
cutting to completely cover the bottom.

In mixing bowl mix the pudding, peanut butter
and milk with electric mixer.  Mix for 2 minutes.
Fold in the Cool Whip.  

Spread half the pudding mix on top of the
first layer of crackers. Place a second layer
of graham crackers on top.   Spoon the remaining
pudding mix on 2nd layer of crackers.  Finish
with a third layer of graham crackers.  

Spread frosting on top of the last layer
of graham crackers all the way to the edge.
Place in the fridge overnight so that the
crackers become soft and moist.

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

Frosting:
1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 T. melted butter
2 T. white corn syrup
1/2 C. powdered sugar
2-3 T. milk

In small mixer bowl combine all ingredients
and beat until smooth




Beaulah
was soooooo glad we had to celebrate,
she dove right in and ate more than her fair share.


OOPS!!

Beaulah, wipe the chocolate off your nose.

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46 comments:

Diane Hodrick said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! You took my favorite recipe up a notch. I have been making the "plain" version for about 10 years or so when I was introduced to the recipe at a potluck. I made it for my brother (who has Downs Syndrome) once and he fell in love. He calls it "the stuff." I remember coming through the door to visit him at my Dad's once, he says "You got the stuff?" No "hello" or anything. lol! I felt like drug dealer supplying a junkie. He will love this version. Going to save this for Thanksgiving and surprise him with "souped up stuff." Thanks for sharing this. Woo hoo, ya made my day!

Jo said...

Yay for the winner ~ what a lucky lady!

This dessert looks amazing! I can't wait to try it out on my family. We are huge chocolate and peanut butter lovers.

Have a great week ~
Jo

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Sweet Meanderings said...

I'm saving this one! Some friends from Arizona are visiting in a couple weeks and it sounds ideal to serve.
Thanks!
Candy

The White Farmhouse said...

Congratulations to the winner! Lucky dog! The consolation prize looks so good though! I bet the family will love this especially the boy and hubby. They go all week in the knees over anything peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks for sharing your version!

Bonnie said...

Two of my favorite things together in one eclair cake. Who'd have thought?

Sarah said...

Congratulations to Renee. She is a lucky lady! The dessert looks delicious. ~ Sarah

Barbara F. said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! This cake is mouthwatering, as I sit here with my egg white omelet, I am swooning! :) Looking forward to the next giveaway. xo

Peeters Liliane said...

Please send this cake to me yummy ;-)) How I love chocolate and everyting that is made from chocolate!!!
Great post
Liliane

once in a blue moon said...

too decadent for breakfast?

Kathleen said...

Lucky winner!

Looks delicious, that witch will be flying high on sugar!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL! I just entered the pot give away..too late, I see!

Conrgatulatiosn to Renee!

This looks so delicious -- and very creative!

kitty said...

Congratulations to the winner! That is one lucky lady...woo-hoo!! I love the updated version of the eclair cake. I, too, have made the "old" version, but this sounds super-fabulous!! No wonder Beulah has it on her nose.

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks fantastic!! Great pictures! You've sold me on the recipe! And a big hurray for your winner!

XO,
Jane

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Wow! That looks decadent and oh, so delicious!

Congratulations to Renee!

Jennelise said...

That looks fantastic! I will definitely have to try it. :)
Jennelise

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

OH my Oh my, my mouth is watering.... I am making a recipe from plain chicken this week too!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Congratulations to your winner of the soup station.
This dessert looks decadent, something nice to serve when the girls are here for lunch.
Judith

It's me said...

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!....xxxxx.....

Mimi said...

A piece of this cake would be a nice consolation prize, since I didn't win the soup station.
Congrats to Renee!
Mimi

La Table De Nana said...

Congratulations to the winner of that wonderful piece~

That was nice of you to offer it:)

The cake looks decadent..and I am loving Beulah.

A Hint of Home said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!
That dessert looks just sinfully delicious!

Rita May said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love the look of your blog.
So pretty and since I do eat chocolate every day, the
food is right up my alley.
Cheers!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats to Gnee and thanks for the fun give-away Jacqueline! Boy that cake looks good, even on Beaulah's nose-enjoy:@)

Gina said...

Congrats to Renee & that cake looks de-lish!

Steph@PlainChicken.com said...

The cake looks delicious! The photos are so beautiful! So glad you liked it. Now I want a piece

Julie Harward said...

Your winner is a friend of mine, so happy for her! Love your recipe, I make one similar but in mine I use ice cream bars...looks so good1 ;D

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

So this is the astoundingly lucky winner chiming in. I am still in shock Jackie. I can hardly wait to get it. Thanks you so much again and again. I have big plans for that huge copper pot and the eclairs look like they are perfect party fare too.

Thanks to all of your well-wishing followers as well. This is the best contest I've ever won for sure!

Savvy Seasons said...

Wow, that looks good, my family would eat that up in seconds!
XO ~Liz SavvySeasons.com

Sue said...

Congrats to renee! Your cake looks so awesome, Jackie! Love the photos! Looking forward to the next giveaway:) I'm having one SOON too!

Shel said...

I haven't been around blogland for a while, so, not surprising, yours was one of the first to visit.....ALL your Halloween posts are just to die for...wow, I'm impressed....and that Copper Soup Station is gorgeous!! So is Beaulah and your yummy cake!
Have a great week.
Shel

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

That looks amazing! What a simple dessert to make the night before for a dinner party. Cant wait to try this recipe!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Congrats to Renee. What a lucky girl. Love the addition of peanut butter and chocolate graham crackers to this old favorite. I wouldn't leave this alone until every crumb was gone.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Renee...and thank you Jacqueline for this giveaway

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and shared it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

Mary said...

This looks wickedly delicious! Congratulations to Renee :)

Carrie said...

OH my! I almost fainted when I saw this... I need it in my life! Bookmarking this recipe for future baking!

Abby said...

This looks like a chocolate lover's dream come true. I happen to be a chocolate lover and will no doubt dream about this!

Lisa said...

Oh I am so saving this recipe. It sounds fantastic.

Mindie Hilton said...

I just had a big dinner and I am still drooling over here. Looks amazing. I am following you now on Pinterest. I would love for you to join my weekly linky that runs every fri-monday, come strut your stuff.

Mindie Hilton said...

Forgot to leave a link,
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/ for the linky, sorry. It's Mindie from Bacon Time again, and yes still drooling :)

Mindie Hilton said...

Forgot to leave a link,
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/ for the linky, sorry. It's Mindie from Bacon Time again, and yes still drooling :)

{Steph} said...

This looks delish!

I'm a new follower from: http://stephssilverboxes.blogspot.com/

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

Screaming Sardine said...

Oh my - what an incredible looking dessert. I must try this!!

Pinning on pinterest. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Anonymous said...

Looks a great sweet, just a query is there a substitute for graham crackers. I live in Australia and would love to make it but don't quite know what the consistency of the crackers is - we do have chocolate ripple biscuits which I could use but I need an approximate quantity please.
Nancyfromaus

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