If you love eclairs, but hesitate to expend the effort to make them yourself - this easy dessert is for you. This would be considered (by food critics) a ‘trash dessert’ - but my kids had this often growing up and they all turned out in spite of it. This isn’t in the category of ‘beautiful desserts’ - but we love it.
Most of the recipes in my decades-old file have a prefix that is the name of the person who introduced it to me. This one reads “Annette Findlay’s Eclair Dessert” - but I’ve renamed it for what it reminds me of... square eclairs. I had never even heard of it until she gave me the recipe almost 15 years ago. I’m posting this because my kids keep asking for ALL my recipes to be on this blog (they say it’s easier than using the cookbook)
You could also use cook & serve pudding, or even your own homemade recipe - just makes sure it yields about 3-4 cups. The hardest part of the process is getting your CoolWhip thawed. My daughter Aryn taught me that you can nuke a tub of CoolWhip in the microwave for 10 seconds on high and then let it stand a few minutes. Genius! (When I read the CoolWhip label, microwaving it invokes the same fear I feel when I go to cut off the annoying label from a pillow - “federal law prohibits removal of this tag...” Who writes this stuff?)
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