Skinny Eclair

Its been a while since I made something sweet but while scrolling thought facebook and Pinterest, I discovered an easy recipe to an Eclair cake.

Its been so hot outside here in North Carolina that I dread cranking up the oven for anything. This recipe had me at "no bake". That's right. Its a no bake recipe. Its as easy as making instant pudding.

The only problem is that Im actually on a diet. Im trying to eat lighter and healthier. So far I have been doing pretty good at that so that's why I decided to make this Éclair skinny, meaning light or low fat.

This can still be a diet bomber but I made it less fattening by using fat and sugar free pudding and 2% milk. I mean, that's something, right? Im sure its not as good as the original recipe found here. But its pretty darn good and hit the sweet spot just right.

 Skinny No bake Eclair

  • 2 small packages- Sugar and fat free Vanilla Instant Pudding mix, dry
  • 3½ cups- 2% milk
  • 12 oz.- Sugar Free cool whip
  • 2 (14.4) oz box- graham crackers 
  • 3 Tbsp.- butter
  • 3 Tbsp.- 2% milk
  • 3 Tbsp.- cocoa
  • 1 cup -powdered sugar

    1. Mix milk and vanilla pudding packets until it starts thickening (about 2 min).
    2. mix in Cool Whip.
    3. In a 9x13 pan, Layer graham crackers to cover entire bottom of pan.
    4. Pour some of the pudding/cool whip mixture on top and level.
    5. Put another layer of graham crackers to cover entire surface.
    6. Repeat layers- I did 3 but two makes up great too.
    7. Put the final layer of graham crackers on top with bumpy side down. This will help the top look more smooth when you go to put the frosting on top.
    8. FROSTING: Microwave butter and milk just enough until melted. Do not boil it.
    9. Add cocoa and powdered sugar and blend together. 
    10. Pour over top of graham crackers and smooth out nicely.
    11. Refrigerate overnight
    The hardest part of the whole recipe is #11. I skipped that part.
    I had to dig into it within two hours of making it. It was not set yet and the crackers were still not as soft as they are suppose to be. So make sure you let refrigerate at least 8 hours.


    1. I always worry that the "skinny" recipes won't be as tasty, but this one sure looks tasty. I will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! - Kristina

      1. It was really tasty but then again, I never tried the sweet way. I bet its better of course. lol. However, I will tell everyone about a sugar free banana pudding soon. Its really really good just like the fatty ones!!!

    2. may be less calories but sounds just as delish! Best of luck w/the diet! Did you know, we are in NC too! RTP area. Thanks for linking with us :)

    3. A no bake recipe is golden for the summer! I have one no bake recipe that my mother in law makes with egg biscuits- I'm adding this to our collection. Thanks

    4. What a fabulous treat! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen