Easy Icebox Eclair Dessert Made Lighter

Looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe that takes just 15 minutes to make? You’ll love this Easy Eclair Icebox Cake recipe. An old fashioned no bake icebox cake with layers of graham crackers, pudding, and chocolate icing.

It’s a cool and creamy layered dessert made lighter, perfect for hot days.  A big hit with friends and family, I’ve lightened it up with sugar free pudding, low fat milk, light cool whip and fewer graham crackers.

This luscious dessert comes together quickly and easily. For best results allow at least 8 hours or overnight for it to fully chill. 

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Easy Eclair Dessert Made Lighter?

According to my calculations, each serving has 155 calories.

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How to Make Easy Eclair Dessert 

Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients:

  • 1 (4-serving size) package sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups low fat milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups light whipped topping
  • 9 full sheet graham crackers, broken in half
  • Chocolate Fudge Glaze

Step 2: In a medium bowl whisk together the pudding mix and milk until it is smooth and lump free. 

Step 3: Gently fold in the vanilla and whipped topping. 

Step 4: Break the graham cracker sheets in half. Arrange 9 of the 18 halves in the bottom of an 8-inch square pan. Top the crackers with the pudding mixture, spreading evenly to cover.

Step 5: Arrange the remaining 9 graham crackers on top of the pudding.

Step 6: Prepare the chocolate fudge glaze and while it is still warm, spread it evenly over the graham crackers. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight before serving. 

Recipe Notes

For best results this eclair cake needs to be kept refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it and then promptly returned to the refrigerator to ensure that it doesn’t soften up too much.  

Substitutions & Variations

Different Pudding Flavors – French vanilla, Banana Cream, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Cheesecake, Pumpkin, Coconut, Lemon, Cookies & Cream

Different Graham Cracker &/or Cookie Flavors – Cinnamon grahams, chocolate grahams, Oreo Cookie Thins, Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins, Vanilla Wafers, Chocolate Wafers, Ginger Snaps

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Easy Eclair Dessert Made Lighter

This Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe is an old fashioned icebox cake with layers of graham crackers, pudding, and chocolate frosting. An easy no bake dessert recipe made lighter that everyone loves!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time0 mins

Chilling Time8 hrs

Servings (adjustable): 9

Calories: 155

Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

Instructions

  •  In a medium bowl whisk together the pudding mix and milk until it is smooth and lump free. Gently fold in the vanilla and whipped topping. 

  • Break the graham cracker sheets in half. Arrange 9 of the 18 halves in the bottom of an 8-inch square pan. (Note: there will be a little space between each cracker and the sides of the pan which is fine. )

  • Top the crackers with the pudding mixture, spreading evenly to cover. Arrange the remaining 9 graham crackers on top of the pudding. 

  • Prepare the chocolate fudge glaze (https://simple-nourished-living.com/skinny-chocolate-fudge-glaze/) and while it is still warm, spread it evenly over the graham crackers.

  • Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight before serving. 

  • Cut into 9 even pieces: 3 times each way. 

Recipe Notes

For best results this eclair cake needs to be kept refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it and then promptly returned to the refrigerator to ensure that it doesn’t soften up too much.  

Substitutions & Variations

Different Pudding Flavors – French vanilla, Banana Cream, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Cheesecake, Pumpkin, Coconut, Lemon, Cookies & Cream
Different Graham Cracker &/or Cookie Flavors – Cinnamon grahams, chocolate grahams, Oreo Cookie Thins, Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins, Vanilla Wafers, Chocolate Wafers, Ginger Snaps
Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

Nutrition Facts

Easy Eclair Dessert Made Lighter

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 155 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Carbohydrates 25g8%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: skinny easy eclair dessert

Recipe source: Eat What You Love Everyday (affiliate link) by Marlene Koch

*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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