Graham Cracker Pudding Cake
On occasion, I love to post something for all the little Chef’s in our lives. And this recipe is sure to make your little Chef giggle with happiness.
Actually it makes me giggle with happiness. I think I ate half the dessert, “quality testing” as I like to call it.
I’ve seen this recipe, and many like it making a huge comeback. I suppose the saying “what’s old is new” is true in this case. I remember this recipe from my childhood, and after digging through my high school Home Economics recipe box, I found my graham cracker pudding cake recipe. Thankfully I passed the cooking section of the class, sewing however completely eluded me. My final project looked like a tent… it was supposed to be a dress.
I’m not sure where this yummy little dessert originated, but I remember several of our family friends preparing it for church socials, or pot luck dinners. Wherever and whenever it was served, you’d better be the first in line, otherwise you’d most likely end up looking at an empty dessert dish.
This is such a great recipe for cooking with children, or something fun for your teen to whip up for friends. Suzie Q whipped this up with her gluten free graham crackers and it’s fabulous. And this time I exercised great control and only had one slice instead of half the pan.
1 1/2 Boxes Graham Crackers
2 large boxes instant pudding (any flavor or mix two flavors such as Butterscotch and Chocolate), prepare as directed for pie filling not pudding
Milk (whole milk or 2%)
9×13 glass dish
Layer graham crackers along the bottom of a baking dish, breaking the crackers to fit if needed. Pour a layer of pudding over the graham crackers, about 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Then layer graham crackers on top of the pudding and continue the process. Graham crackers, pudding, graham crackers, pudding and so on. When you get to the last layer cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight so the pudding becomes nice and firm for slicing.
To serve, add a layer of whipped topping on top and sprinkle with crumbled graham crackers or vanilla cookies.
OPTIONS: Mix up the pudding flavors with combinations of two puddings. Butterscotch/Chocolate, Vanilla/Chocolate, Pistachio/Vanilla or whatever strikes your fancy!