Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eclairs in a Jar

Making dessert in a jar is my latest obsession. 
They are just so cute.
You can transport them easily and you have portion control - win, win, win.

It all started last summer when I made these cupcakes in a jar.

.Now I've been thinking of all the other desserts I can make in these adorable little containers.
Look out Wal-Mart, I'm stocking up on jelly jars like there's no tomorrow :)

I found the idea for Eclairs in a Jar on Whipperberry and thought they would be perfect to take for a friends cookout this past weekend.  I used 4 oz. jelly jars and this recipe made 20 jars.  I kept them in a cooler until serving time to keep them chilled. 

I used my 2 inch Marvy Punch to make these toppers from scrapbook paper.
I think it makes them even cuter!

Eclairs in a Jar

1-2 sleeves Graham Crackers
2 (3.4 oz) boxes Instant French Vanilla Pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
1 (8oz. ) container whipped topping, thawed
1 tub chocolate frosting

Wash and thoroughly dry jars. 
Break graham crackers into small pieces and line the bottom of each jar.
In a large mixing bowl combine the pudding and milk, beating at medium speed for two minutes.
Fold in thawed whipped cream.  Divide pudding mixture amoung the jars filling about 2/3 full.
Top with another layer of graham cracker pieces, covering the entire surface as well as you can.
Pipe a layer of chocolate frosting on the graham crackers.  (I used a Wilton #21 tip)
Refrigerate for several hours before putting the lids on so the frosting can firm up.
Display on a cute little stand (from Wal-Mart) for serving.

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  1. I love to do desserts in a jar. Thanks for sharing this one!


  2. i agree with the previous comment, i just love a dessert in a jar! i dont know why, i just love kitsch

  3. Hi. I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your blog is great.. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

  4. Wow, I love using jars too. I love this idea and can't wait to try it out. I am a new follower and would love you to come check out my blog :)

    The Farm Girl

  5. Ohh my..I totally love these. My Mom would go crazy over them..she loves eclairs!
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  6. This is absolutely adorable! How creative!

  7. These sound so easy and look so cute!

  8. I've tried many desserts in a jar for parties but the eclairs are new to me. I'll give it a try.

  9. Seriously adorable! I've made a similar recipe in a pan and it's delish, but I might just have to make a trip to Walmart and join in on the jar revolution! That little stand is sweet too! Ya gotta love Walmart!

    Newly following from Foodie Friday. Love to have you stop by and say hello sometime!

    ~Mrs B

  10. Visiting from Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. These are the most adorable sweets I have seen. I love this idea. Got to go to Wal-Mart. xo,

  11. Oh....yum....salivating over here!

  12. Absolutely adorable!

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  13. Oh my gosh! This sounds amazing and they look adorable! What a lovely way to say thank you to a friend of teacher too! I'm your newest follower - can't wait to peek around your blog more! Come visit my little 'ol blog too, at

    Have a lovely day! Thanks again for the inspiration!!!

  14. Great idea to bring to a friend's home. They look very yummy.
    Visiting from Amanda's linky party!

  15. I absolutely love this! What a great gift!!!

  16. Those look delicious!! We'd love to see you at our Monday Link Up at!

  17. These look beautiful and delicious! This is my first time on your blog and I love your pink mixer. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  18. Yummy and cute! I can't wait to see what other kinds of fabulousness you have on here. Maybe I shouldn't I am extremely hungry right now! :)

  19. Those are so cute and look divine! We found your blog through TT&J and are your newest followers! We would love for you to check out our blog. We have an awesome giveaway going on right now!

  20. I'm a new follower and I pinned the recipe too!!!

  21. Most of the comments are older, but I just found this recipe recently and made it a week ago. It was yummy and so easy. I cut the recipe in half for my first try, but next time I'll use it for a potluck or picnic and make the full recipe.

  22. Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve made it about ten times. It’s everyone’s favorite.


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