Chocolate Eclair Pie Plus Easy Spring Centerpiece

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Spring has finally sprung and I’m looking forward to all the springtime gatherings with family and friends. If the thought of entertaining makes you tired, cheer up. I’ve got an easy Chocolate Eclair Pie that’s out of this world good. Your family and friends will be asking for the recipe. Pinky swear!

Chocolate Eclair Pie and 5-Minute Spring Centerpiece

My Chocolate Eclair Pie came to me one day while I was daydreaming about my childhood and my mom’s Banana Pudding. She always used NILLA Wafers and I remember looking forward to Sunday lunch. After a meal of delicious fried chicken and all the trimmings, dessert was finally served. To this day, NILLA Wafers remind me of my sweet mom and her scrumptious dessert.

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Chocolate Eclair Pie

All the ingredients for Chocolate Eclair Pie are easy to find at your local Walmart. NILLA Wafers are conveniently located on the cookie aisle.

Chocolate Eclair Pie begins with a NILLA Wafter Crust

Since chocolate makes everything better, I decided to make a pie featuring a NILLA Wafer pie crust, layers of creamy vanilla pudding and NILLA Wafers, topped with a thin layer of delicious chocolate. Don’t let the ease of this recipe fool you. It’s amazing!

Chocolate Eclair Pie and Easy Spring Centerpiece

Chocolate Eclair Pie

Since I always have NILLA Wafers on hand, I make my own pie crust, but you can also buy a NILLA Wafer Crust at Walmart while you’re shopping for the ingredients for Chocolate Eclair Pie.

For the crust, I use my food processor to pulse NILLA Wafers until finely ground. In a medium sized bowl, add the cookie crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Stir until well combined.

Crust for Chocolate Eclair Pie

Firmly press crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9″ pie pan. I use a small measuring cup.

Pie Crust for Chocolate Eclair Pie

Bake until pie crust is set, about 10-12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Chocolate Eclair Pie Crust - Finished Product

While the pie crust is cooling, combine the pudding mix and three cups of milk. Whisk for two minutes. Set aside.

Combine the cocoa, sugar, and butter in a medium saucepan and cook, stirring, on medium-high until the cocoa mixture begins to boil. Boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Topping for Chocolate Eclair Pie

Add 1/2 pudding mixture to pie crust. Top with a layer of NILLA Wafers. Repeat once more, ending with NILLA Wafers.

Layers for Chocolate Eclair Pie

Pour chocolate mixture over the entire pie and refrigerate four hours or overnight.

Chocolate Eclair Pie made with NILLA Wafers

Helpful Hint: When I’m serving Chocolate Eclair Pie at a party or family get together, I make it the night before and store in the fridge.

Chocolate Eclair Pie

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 46 NILLA Wafers
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Pie:
  • NILLA Wafer Pie Crust
  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 box NILLA Wafers
  • Chocolate Topping:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • Garnish with whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

    Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Pulse NILLA Wafers in a food processor until finely ground.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add the melted butter and sugar to the NILLA Wafer crumbs. Stir until combined.
  3. Press crumbs on the bottom and up the side of a 9" pie plate. Bake for 12 minutes in order for the pie crust to set. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Pie:
  5. Mix together the instant vanilla pudding and milk. Whisk for two minutes or until thickened.
  6. Spread half the vanilla pudding mixture into the crust. Add a layer of NILLA Wafers.
  7. Repeat layers.
  8. Chocolate Topping:
  9. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for exactly one minute and remove from heat.
  10. Cool slightly and pour over pie.
  11. Refrigerate overnight.
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Easy Spring Centerpiece

I don’t like to fuss over spring centerpieces. If it’s not easy, I’m probably not doing it.

I grabbed some navy and blush ribbon from my stash and an olive oil bottle that I spray painted white some time ago. For me, navy, blush, and white are perfect for spring. Maybe it reminds me of the sailor dress I wore for Easter when I was little.

Chocolate Eclair Pie - 5-Minute Centerpiece

Helpful Hint: If you don’t have a white vase, use a clear one and add white ribbon to the mix.

Here’s what you’ll need to make my 5-minute centerpiece.

  • ribbon (colors of your choice)
  • vase (clear or white)
  • double-sided tape or use a hot glue gun
  • bouquet of flowers (I bought mine at Walmart)

Cut strips of the ribbon to fit around your vase.

Pull each ribbon tightly around the vase and use double-sided tape or hot glue to hold the ribbon in place.

Chocolate Eclair Pie and 5-Minute

Add water and flowers. Wasn’t that easy?

Chocolate Eclair Pie and 5-Minute Centerpiece

Whenever I’m entertaining friends in the spring, I buy packets of spring flower seeds for take-home gifts. The packets are inexpensive and they add a nice spring touch to the table setting.

Packs of Flower Seeds and Chocolate Eclair Pie

Whether you’re entertaining friends or preparing a meal for your family, be sure and serve my Chocolate Eclair Pie. It’s easy and delicious.

Chocolate Eclair Pie and Easy 5-Minute Centerpiece

What’s your favorite way to eat NILLA Wafers?

 

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Chocolate Eclair Pie

 

 

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Comments

  1. robin masshole mommy says:

    I want this pie in my belly right NOW! Actually, I am in charge of desserts for Easter this year and this sounds like a good pie to bring 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness! I’ll take 2 please! That looks so good and it doesn’t look like it is too difficult either. I love that it uses Nilla wafers for the crust! So easy!
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  3. Oh my goodness now I’m I am craving this! I am going to have to make this soon because it looks delicious.
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  4. That pie looks delicious especially with that chocolate layer on top! #client

  5. I make this type of pie all the time with several different flavors. Pretty easy to make and everyone loves it. Your bottle turned out really cute and something I could do.
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  6. Vanilla wafers can be use in so many recipes. My husband’s mother used to make banana cream pie using those wafers. It looks delicious.

  7. Ana John says:

    This is a no-bake pudding dessert that’s so quick and easy to make–everyone loves it.

  8. My parents used to get chocolate eclairs all the time when I was a kid. I haven’t had them in a while, so I’d love to try this recipe. The centerpiece is really cute.
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  9. yummy, please come deliver this to my home! I’m in need of some chocolate this week and would love to eat this.
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  10. Nilla wafers are a must have at my house, but they usually go into banana pudding. This looks great!

  11. This looks delicious and so easy to make. I love Nilla wafers, they are one of my kids favorites.
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  12. Debra Hawkins says:

    This sounds absolutely amazing! My entire family would enjoy all of these amazing flavors!

  13. The pie looks really yummy. I can only see one problem with it – the Nilla wafers. I’d probably eat them before they ever made it into the pie.
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  14. I’m meeting up with my cousin this weekend and I was looking for something to give her. I think I found it. I’ll make her a chocolate eclair pie! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  15. The chocolate eclair pie does certainly look delicious. Vanilla pudding is a great filling for the pie for sure and the vanilla wafers add just the right touch I think.

  16. michele d says:

    That Chocolate Eclair Pie looks so amazing! My family would be all over that. I loved how you used Nilla Wafers in this recipe. Great idea!

  17. This will totally not help me achieve a 6-pack for the summer. But it sure looks good!
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  18. Thanks for sharing the recipe. This pie looks so good. My hubby loves pies.

  19. This Chocolate Eclair Pie just looks super amazing. This won’t last a day here at home.
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  20. I am not a pie person but holy moly. This looks so good!

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