Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In Recognition of The Children of the Apocalypse: Eclair Cake

Carl Grimes and Sophia Peletier had the distinct disadvantage of growing up in the violent aftermath of a Global Apocalypse. Although they both managed to escape Atlanta with their parents and the rest of the Group, the situation quickly became even more dire.
Sophia's disappearance and Carl's gunshot wound force the Group to halt at the Greene farm. Although the farm enjoys relative security from the threat of Walkers, dangers still lurk. There is an excellent argument to be made that the only thing Carl and Sophia's parents had to do was keep an eye on them. Although not a parent himself, Daryl Dixon shouts this very same accusation at Carol Peletier. After surviving a gunshot to the abdomen, Carl wanders off on numerous occasions. And not once…but TWICE…steals a handgun. 
The WDSCB is certain that the children in your Group are adequately supervised. We offer one excellent product suggestion for those Groups that experience difficulty in managing their minors.
For the Groups that balk at leashing their children, the WDSCB suggests cooking activities. Most children love to help prepare food. Especially if the food contains refined sugars.
Eclair Cake is a perfect recipe to keep your Group's children occupied and close to camp. With only five ingredients, they'll stick around your campsite, not only to assemble the cake, but to enjoy the final result.

Eclair Cake

1 (1 lb) box graham crackers
2 (3.5 oz) boxes INSTANT vanilla pudding
4 cups almond or soy milk
1 box (2 envelopes) Dream Whip
1 jar Nutella

Grease the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan with butter flavored shortening. Line pan with whole graham crackers. 

In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix with 3 cups of milk. Stir well until pudding thickens and set aside.

In another medium bowl, combine remaining 1 cup of milk and 2 envelopes of Dream Whip. Using a wire whisk, beat well until mixture becomes somewhat fluffy. If you have access to electricity, you may use and electric mixer and beat until peaks form. If not, the wire whisk method will work fine; it will just not be as fluffy. Fold gently into pudding mixture.

Pour 1/3 of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Place another layer of whole graham crackers over the pudding layer. Repeat, and end with a final layer of graham crackers.

Let mixture sit for 30 minutes and then spread the entire jar of Nutella over the top carefully. Let sit for another 15 minutes to finish setting. Cut into squares and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I am SO gonna make this. Just need to grab the ingredients next grocery run. OMG. YUM!