This no bake Eclair Cookies Recipe will be the hit of the party. From the chocolate frosting to the rich filling, it is absolutely divine.

Eclair cookies ready to serve.
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Most people have made No Bake Eclair Cake Recipe but have you made Eclair Cookies? They are so simple and starts with vanilla wafers. The entire recipe could not be easier, and it is so decadent.

Friends and family will love this no bake recipe that I have been making for years. The next time you are craving a treat, try making these Eclair Cookies or our ​​Eclair Cupcakes for the Graduation Desserts.

The base is vanilla wafers. Each one gets topped with a luscious pudding mixture and another vanilla wafer. The remaining wafer is covered in chocolate and placed on top.

It is so easy to build these and they taste amazing without even heating the oven.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Eclair cookies.

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

How to make eclair cookies

Bowl with pudding mix and milk.

Step 1. Combine the pudding mix in a medium bowl with cold mix. 

Cool whip and pudding mixture.

Step 2. Then stir in the cool whip. 

Pudding ready to place on cookies.

Step 3. Allow the pudding mixture to chill for 10-15 minutes so that it thickens.

Pudding mixture on cookies.

Step 4. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of the pudding mixture onto the flat side of a vanilla wafer and set aside.

Bowl of melted chocolate.

Step 5. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.  Be careful not to overheat the chocolate. 

Cookies placed together.

Step 6. Dip the tops of the remaining vanilla wafers into the chocolate. Make sure to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.  Then place it on top of the wafers with the pastry cream mixture layers. Refrigerate the cookies until the chocolate is set. 

  • Sprinkles. You can us any type of sprinkles to make these festive for any occasion. I would not add the sprinkles until ready to serve.
  • Raspberry Drizzle. Add a raspberry drizzle on top and swirl back and forth.
  • Caramel Sauce. Drizzle some on top for a great combination.
  • Nuts. Sprinkle crushed pecans, walnuts or peanuts on top of each cookie.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

These no bake cookies are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days. 

How long will eclair cookies last?

Stored properly they will last up to 3 days. However, they will become soft and harder to keep its shape.

Eclair cookies on a platter.

The next time you need a bite size treat, give this dessert a try. Please leave a comment and star rating once you make this recipe.

Eclair Cookies

4.93 from 13 votes
This no bake Eclair Cookies Recipe will be the hit of the party. From the chocolate frosting to the rich filling, it is absolutely divine.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 40
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 79

Ingredients

  • 1 box Vanilla Wafers I used Nilla wafers
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding 3.4 oz
  • 1 cup Cold Milk
  • 4 oz Cool Whip whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
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Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mixture and cold mix.  Then stir in the cool whip.  Refrigerate the pudding mixture for 10-15 minutes to allow it to thicken. 
  • Spoon approximately 2 teaspoons of the pudding mixture onto the flat side of a half of the vanilla wafers and set aside . 
  • Place the chocolate chips in a shallow microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.  Be careful not to overheat the chocolate. 
  • Dip the tops of the remaining vanilla wafers into the chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.  Then place it on top of the wafers with the pudding mixture. 
  • Refrigerate the cookies until the chocolate is set.  Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy

Recipe Notes

These cookies are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 79kcal, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 63mg, Potassium 34mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 16IU, Calcium 12mg, Iron 0.1mg

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