So, without further ado (and geekiness) here's the recipe I made for a Labor Day party filled with runners. It was a hit!
Chocolate Eclair Dessert (from my Mom's Best Recipes Cookbook)
1 box graham crackers
2 pkgs instant vanilla pudding (and milk)
1 9-oz container Cool Whip
Butter 9 x 13 pan. Line with graham crackers.
Make pudding and mix in Cool Whip. Pour half of pudding mixture onto crackers.
Add another layer of graham crackers.
Pour remainder of pudding mixture over crackers and top again with layer of graham crackers. Spread topping as evenly as possible.
Topping (mix all together)
3 T butter, melted
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted (Baker's squares)
3 T milk
2 T white corn syrup
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 C powdered sugar (Erika's Extras: I would suggest sifting the powdered sugar)
Make dessert at least one day ahead and refrigerate. (Erika's Extras: My mom's recipe says 2 days ahead, but I think it tastes best the day after.) Serve cold.
Bake well and prosper!