For those of you who prefer chocolate over fruit…I have just the thing. Today I’m sharing my third icebox cake recipe and I’m calling it Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake. Not too original but oh so good. It’s as easy as the other two (that were fruit inspired) but has a little twist. Instead of regular graham crackers, I used chocolate graham crackers. I wondered if it would be overkill and taste too chocolatey…but it’s light and not too filling. It got a thumbs up from my husband AND my dad. Two very hard to impress guys.
I used a glass Pyrex square pan. As you can see from the photo above, it was hard to get the crackers into the corners because they are rounded. The filling ran out a little around the edges. Not a bad thing really…but it would look a little prettier if all four sides displayed a nice, cut edge. This definitely did not make a difference in the taste!
Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake
- 15.75 oz. can Thank You Chocolate Pudding
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- 1 box Chocolate graham crackers
- mini chocolate chips or shaved chocolate
- In a large mixing bowl add the chocolate pudding and milk.
- Beat on high for 1 minute.
- Fold in Cool Whip. (I used Cool Whip Lite.)
- In an 8 x 8 pan, using a spatula, make a thin layer of the Cool Whip mixture.
- Top with chocolate graham crackers.
- Repeat these layers 3 more times ending with the Cool Whip.
- Sprinkle generously with mini chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate 8 hours...overnight is better.
I noted in the printable recipe that if you can’t find Thank You canned pudding, it’s perfectly fine to substitute any other brand. If you’re feeling energetic, you could even make real chocolate pudding from scratch. I would venture to say that would taste amazing. I used mini chocolate chips as a topper because I had them on hand. Shaved chocolate would work as well.
Thank you for stopping by. July is here and I hope you are all enjoying summer. I hope you are slowing down just a bit. I hope you take time to sit outside in the evening and breathe in the summer air. You need to take those moments and lock them away in your heart so you can bring them out when January rolls around. Summer is a short season and before we know it, it will be gone. So…on that note here’s wishing you a lovely and sunshine-filled week.