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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Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

46 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. Lucky winner!

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

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

    Conrgatulatiosn to Renee!

    This looks so delicious -- and very creative!

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  12. 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.

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

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Wow! That looks decadent and oh, so delicious!

    Congratulations to Renee!

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. Congrats to Renee & that cake looks de-lish!

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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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!

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

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

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  30. 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

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

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  32. 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.

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

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  34. 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

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  35. This looks wickedly delicious! Congratulations to Renee :)

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

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

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

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  39. 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.

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

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

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  42. This looks delish!

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

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  43. 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

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

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  45. 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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