This dessert is one for the ages. Mr. Smith refers to it as "That Graham Cracker Thing."
So easy, so so so so very very yummy, addictive even and sort of healthy. Okay, not exactly healthy, but as desserts go, it is more healthy than most. Also, you can dictate exactly how sinful you want to make it.
It Graham Crackers, vanilla pudding mixed with Cool Whip and topped with easily the SWEETEST chocolate frosting you will ever encounter. Just like an eclair.
This is one of those that people will beg you to make. You will find yourself pining for it. Even when you make a lowish-cal version, it tastes soooooo decadent. Mix it up a little and try a different flavor of pudding, it could work. I have even used cinnamon graham crackers a few times and it was AMAZING!
Make it to take for a pot luck dinner. Make it for dessert after Sunday dinner. Make it and eat the whole thing yourself and don't feel guilty for a moment. Okay, maybe for a moment, but it will pass, I assure you.
I would strongly advise that you make this ahead of time. I am talking a bare minimum of 4 hours, but 6 or so is much better. Once you have tasted it, it is extremely hard to wait that long, but it is worth it.
Leave the house, take a drive, go shopping and try to forget about it. Even though you won't, it will be a lovely thing to come home to.
I served this when my cousin Denise and her husband David were visiting one time, and to quote David, "Now, this is what I call dessert!"
You know, just writing about this is making me want it again. I will have to make it this weekend and post some photos.
Maybe I will make it as a little boo boo present for Mr. Smith after his surgery.