You know guys, I've been trying to be good...I really have. I've been eating the whole grains. I've been eating a lot less meat, and even eating the veggies (sorta). But sometimes I just need something big and gooey and chocolate. I'm a sweets girl at heart. People who say they don't like sweets...I just don't get them. I could eat them morning, noon, and night. It was time I had a big chocolate treat, but since we've been trying to eat healthier there really wasn't anything in the house. That's how this desperation dessert was born.
I starting scrounging through the cabinets, just looking for something I could throw together to resemble dessert. I found some ladyfingers but they smelled like they had been in the cabinet too long. I found some buttercream frosting that had been unsealed then stuck back in the cabinet to see what sort of things would grow on it. Then I found this stuff....
....and some cool whip way back in the freezer. So the layering began.
The girl was more than happy to help since she hasn't been eating as many sweets either, and I'm afraid she's inherited the old sweet tooth. Or picked up my bad habits (sure, blame the mom!).
So in a nutshell, here's what we did...
1 box of instant pudding (mix according to directions)
Graham crackers (or ladyfingers if you've got them)
peanut butter chips
Layer graham crackers in bottom of 8x8 baking dish. Pour in half the pudding, sprinkle with peanut butter chips, then cover with half the cool whip. Repeat this process once, top with graham crackers, and smear frosting all over it. Sprinkling with pb chips on top of course. Chill for as long as you can resist eating it. In our case it was about an hour.
And voila...dessert is born! I suppose this is a lot like the potluck favorite eclair cake, just simplified using what's on hand.
I'm not giving up on the healthy stuff, just a side trip now and then :)