How to Make Original No Bake Chocolate Eclair Delight

Last week I shared a twist on Chocolate Eclair Delight. I replaced the graham crackers with Milano milk chocolate cookies. I also left off the chocolate topping since the Milano cookies have chocolate inside. It’s delicious.

A sweet comment on the Milano Chocolate Eclair post asking me for the original recipe inspired me to make the original Chocolate Eclair Delight. The person who commented wants to make it for her husband’s birthday. That’s so sweet! So, I made the dessert today (Saturday) for Sunday’s dessert so I could get it on the blog ASAP.

Original Chocolate Eclair Delight Dessert

Elaine, a sweet lady from church, always makes Chocolate Eclair Delight whenever we have a potluck. It’s become one of my favorite desserts over the years. The chocolate topping is amazing and I could eat it by the spoonfuls. There’s never any leftovers when I make this for the family. So, a big shout out to Elaine for sharing her recipe so I can share it with you. You’ll likely find variations of this recipe in southern church cookbooks. However, Elaine’s is my favorite.

Chocolate Eclair Delight Dessert - Single Piece

Chocolate Eclair Delight

I always make the topping first and allow it to cool before layering this dessert. Mix together sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for exactly one minute. Set aside to cool.

Whisk together the vanilla pudding and milk according to pudding directions. Add whipped topping and vanilla.

Place a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a 13×9 pan. Spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Add another layer of crackers.

Layering Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Spread remaining pudding over the graham crackers and top with another layer of crackers.

Layers of crackers and pudding - Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Pour the chocolate mixture over the top of the crackers. Refrigerate overnight.

Chocolate Layer - Chocolate Eclair Dessert

No Bake Chocolate Eclair Delight

No Bake Chocolate Eclair Delight


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium sized saucepan, over medium-high heat, stir together the sugar, 1/4 cup milk, butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil and let boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Whisk together the vanilla pudding and 3 cups milk, until well combined and thickened. Fold in whipped topping and vanilla.
  3. In a 9x13x2 pan, place a single layer of graham crackers. Top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture. Place another layer of crackers. Top with remaining pudding mixture. Top with another layer of graham crackers. Pour slightly cooled chocolate mixture over the top layer of crackers.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
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I enjoy making no-bake desserts, especially when I can make them the night before. Chocolate Eclair Delight is the perfect dessert when the family comes over for Sunday dinner or when entertaining guests. It’s always a big hit!

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  1. I love this so much! Eclairs are one of my all time favorite sweet treats, but I have never had it like this before. I can’t wait to make this.

  2. I am all for a no bake anything! If I don’t need to turn my oven on I am a happy camper! This sweet treat looks like something our family would wolf down in one sitting. It looks delicious.

  3. I have everything I need in the pantry to make this today. Sounds perfect and something my family would enjoy

  4. This is an original dessert that you make seem so good. I have always liked eclairs so I have to try and make this for the kids.

  5. Love making no bake desserts. They’re so much fun to make with the kids and no worries about turning on the stove or slicing and dicing.

  6. Another yummy no bake recipe that I can’t wait to try. This would be perfect to make for my family for dessert tonight. I know my son would love this.

  7. YUM!! Looks delicious, and looks easy enough!! I’ll definitely have to make this for dessert this weekend. Thanks!

  8. Ooo, thank you for sharing this recipe. It will be the perfect thing to take to a gathering this weekend. Yum.

  9. I would eat SO much of this. What a fantastic dessert. I’ll be trying to make this soon, that’s for sure. I’m a huge fan of eclairs.

  10. My husband would be drooling on that treat. That looks so decadent. Anything thaT DOES NOT involve baking, I am in.

  11. This is one of my go to things for potlucks. It is always a hit.

  12. Totally loving the fact that this recipe is no-bake. That chocolate topping is so smooth and sheen and looks absolutely delicious!

  13. That’s all too good! I’d love to make it one of these days. Again, it’s a win for me because it’s a no bake dessert!

  14. I love no-bake desserts, my family loves sweets but having the oven going in the Florida summer isn’t my favorite. I will have to try this for sure!

  15. May I please have a tray of this please? It looks so good and it’s easy to make, I cannot wait to treat myself to this at the end of the week. It’s a no bake treat too, so that’s definitely a good choice!

  16. Oh my god this brings back childhood memories! My mom and my grandmother both made their own versions of this often! Yum!

  17. OMG I had this as a kid and totally forgot about it. I am doing a Whole 30 right now, but am going to need to have this when it’s over!

  18. I’m such a huge eclair lover! I’ll definitely have to try this one.

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