Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake

Easy Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake | No bake recipe that goes together in minutes. Can be made a day ahead. Great for parties and gatherings!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.

Easy Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake | No bake recipe that goes together in minutes. Can be made a day ahead. Great for parties and gatherings!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!

Easy Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake | No bake recipe that goes together in minutes. Can be made a day ahead. Great for parties and gatherings!

Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake

A delicious no bake chocolate dessert!
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

If you can't find Thank You canned pudding, substitute about 16 oz. of any other pudding available.
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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.

Easy Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake | No bake recipe that goes together in minutes. Can be made a day ahead. Great for parties and gatherings!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.

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  1. Hi Ann, First let me say that I just adore you and your blog. I have made so many of items you show and even bought the antique pink stripped dish towels from you as a gift for my sister. My sister loved them!!
    This recipe came just in time last last week. My neighbor invited us over to dinner to meet two new young men who are on their way to becoming priests. I thought, great I’ll make Ann’s chocolate dessert. Well it was a BIG hit with the boys. They are working 60 hrs a week in hospitals in our area as ministry chaplains. Believe me they needed a homemade steak dinner and chocolate!! They LOVED it!! Thanks SO MUCH!
    Only complication: I looked everywhere in our Chicago suburb for Thank You pudding. No luck. I substituted Jello instant regular Chocolate and I think it made it too sweet and a little runny. I should have taken the time and made homemade. It probably would have set up better. Enjoy your day! Meg

  2. KittyLuvr says:

    I had to laugh when I read your comments about the issue with the sloped sides and the cracker corners not fitting properly…I was just admiring the picture and thinking how pretty it looked with the sloped side and wondered how you got the filling to fit perfectly! Making this tonight…..

  3. Jane Annie says:

    Recently I have made both the Strawberry Icebox cake AND the Lemonade Icebox cake. They are both yummy, but I am a lover of lemon. It was so good!!! Trying to figure out a way to cut the calories, although I did use Lite sweetened condensed milk and Lite whipped topping on both. The men especially like the Lemonade Icebox cake. Thanks!

  4. I make a chocolate eclair cake recipe that also takes graham crackers for the bottom layer. I use a kitchen shears and round off the corners of the graham crackers so the fit in the cornet. No pudding oozing out the side!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Ann:

    I tried the strawberry icebox cake and it was delicious. The only thing – we are ahead of you in seasons so I had to purchase strawberries from the grocery store and they just aren’t as good as the fresh homegrown variety. Thanks for sharing your recipes. The chocolate looks good.

  6. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Ann, I think it looks as good as (I’m sure) it tastes!

  7. I’m with you. I love fruit but for dessert give me CHOCOLATE!
    Can’t wait to try this recipe, I’m sure it will become a favorite.

  8. This looks and sounds so yummy! Saving this recipe to make soon! :) ~Rhonda

  9. Carole Strawn says:

    This looks amazing. I’m sure my husband would love it. I have the recipe for a lemon version as well.

  10. I have a weakness for chocolate anything, and this looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

  11. I love anything chocolate so I will be making this probably this evening.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  12. I prefer chocolate over food:D WOW! Looks yummy!!! Thanks for sharing this, Ann:)

  13. Debrashoppeno5 says:

    OMG… it is a chocolate lovers dream come true.

  14. Sue Farmer says:

    Looks and sounds oh so good!! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks Ann for the recipe!!!!

  15. I cannot wait to make this!
    It’s pretty & it looks like it will fix that chocolate habit my family has!
    Thank-you for sharing.

  16. That’s all I can say is…yum!