18 servings

This luscious dessert comes together quickly and easily, but as hard as this may be, make sure you give it plenty of time to chill for best results.

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange 7 1/2 graham cracker sheets in the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine 3 cups milk, pudding mix, and cream cheese in a large bowl, and beat at low speed of a mixer 1 minute or until thick. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of the pudding mixture over graham crackers, and top with 7 1/2 graham cracker sheets. Repeat the procedure with the remaining half of pudding mixture and 7 1/2 graham cracker sheets.

Step 2

Combine 1/4 cup milk, softened margarine, honey, and unsweetened chocolate in a medium bowl, and beat well with a mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar to milk mixture, and beat well. Spread chocolate glaze over graham crackers. Cover dessert and tent with foil; chill 4 hours.

Ratings & Reviews

jmeleeS's Review

July 22, 2013
In the sweltering heat of summer, I want dessert that's no bake, cool & light; this one hits all the right notes! Super easy to prepare / make; I was very pleased with the overall results of this icebox (really fridge) dessert. I did think it a little odd to "make" my own sweetened chocolate glaze when you can really just melt down your favorite chocolate bar to spread on top, but otherwise, it's pretty foolproof. Next time I plan to add a bit of instant espresso to the chocolate to give it a little more of a rich flavor, but otherwise wouldn't change a thing. It's best the second day when the pudding has had a chance to soften the grahams. Everyone raved / enjoyed this one and it tastes exactly like a chocolate eclair; wouldn't hestitate to make again - Enjoy!

Leelee72207's Review

August 19, 2012
My husbands favorite. He wants this instead of a birthday cake!

JennyLiz's Review

June 28, 2012
One of our favorite CL recipes of all times. This recipe is a family favorite! I've made elaborate and fantastic desserts before, but my kids still rave about Chocolate Eclair Icebox Dessert. It's perfect for a hot summer day~ sweet, cool and creamy. I wish CL would post a picture with it.

phoebe1214's Review

January 17, 2012
This dessert is fantastic. I will say that i didn't use fat free products. I used normal graham crackers and instant pudding mix (with skim milk), and I used low fat not fat free cream cheese. The result is so very very good; it does make a huge amount; my family will be eating it for days and days, but I have a feeling no one will mind at all!

Co2l2en's Review

June 19, 2011
This was SO easy and turned out beautifully! A PERFECT summer dessert! Light and fluffy! I needed to add more milk while making the glaze. I also used only 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Highly recommend!!

meghanm's Review

September 18, 2010
AWESOME! Eating a leftover piece right now and loving it. I was skeptical while making it b/c the graham cracker "crust" seemed lazy and the cream cheese was lumpy, but it tastes wonderful. All my guests were raving about it.