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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Key Lime Eclair Dessert

Whoever invented Cool Whip, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk were a bunch of geniuses because whenever you mix those three things together you’re guaranteed a winning dessert. Am I right or am I right? And this one is no different. It screams summertime AND it’s no-bake, you guys! I mean, c’mon!! How much better can it get? Well, except it’s super good. So there’s that. Try it!

Key Lime Eclair Dessert
1 box graham crackers (3 sleeves)
1 8-ounce container Cool Whip
1 8-ounce package cream cheese ~ room temp
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup Key Lime juice
1/2 cup shredded coconut ~ toasted
Zest of one small lime
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. About 2 - 3 minutes.
Add the Key Lime juice a 1/4 cup at a time until well blended.
Fold in the Cool Whip.
In the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan, place a layer of graham crackers. (You make have to break/cut them to fit in all the corners.)
Add 1/3 of the filling mixture.
Add another layer of graham crackers.
Add another layer of filling then the last layer of graham crackers then the last layer of filling.
Sprinkle with the toasted coconut and lime zest. If you have any graham crackers left over, crush them up and sprinkle over the top.
Chill for several hours until set.

Okay....here we go with 
a yummy dessert!

Combine the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.

Then add the key lime juice.

Next fold in the Cool Whip.

Now start layering. Some graham crackers, then some filling.

And so on until all is used. You should end with the creamy filling on top. You may have to trim or cut the graham crackers to fit in the pan. And you may have a few pieces left over. Save them! You can crush them up and sprinkle them over the top of the dessert!

Sprinkle the top of the dessert with 
the toasted coconut, the key lime zest 
and any graham crackers crumbs you've saved. Chill for several hours.

Slice and eat!


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