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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mille Feuilles

"Hershey Chocolate"........this is the world's largest Chocolate Kiss and Chocolate bar in Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. I try and not go into the store quite often, with all those chocolate 'things' for sale.
This is a Mille Feuille also known as the Napoleon........well a fast and modern twist to the real recipe. Which originated in France originally with 3 layers of puff pastry and alternating 2 layers of pastry cream. The top was usually glazed with white fondant and brown chocolate strips combed to make a design.

This is my recipe, it's fast and easy and very delish. I've been making this for many many years. I got this recipe off Bea my brother's Mother-in-Law, who at that time was a teacher. Monthly the teacher's would get together and have these tea parties and someone had made this recipe. Then when she made it once I was hooked and have been making it since.
Graham wafers [whole cracker]
2 boxes instant vanilla pudding [use 1 2/3 cups milk for each box]
1 container Cool Whip
Confectioner's sugar [enough to make an icing for the top layer]
1 or 2 Baker's chcolate square, melted. I used a Hershey's chocolate bar.
-Grease lightly a 9 x 13 dish.
-Layer the bottom of the pan with whole Graham wafers.
-Make the pudding according to the instructions but use 1 2/3 cups of cold milk for each one.
-To the ready pudding mix till well combined 1/2 of the Cool Whip and spread over the Graham wafers.
-Take remaining Cool Whip and spread over the pudding mix.
-Cover with another layer of Graham wafers.
-Mix enough Confectioner's sugar and water to make n icing and cover the whole pan.
-Melt chocolate and drizle in a zig zag design and use a toothpick to make a design.
------Notes**** I have used real whipped cream instead of Cool Whip. Sometimes I use FF Cool Whip and pudding to take the calorie count down. But both ways no one complains.

As you can see the crowd has already taken a few bites.

Thanks for stopping by..........


  1. Erica, that looks like something my family would enjoy immensely. Thanks for sharing. I really love recipes with a history.

  2. Thanks you Becky.......everytime I make this recipe everyone alwasy enjoys it. I also love your recipes with history on your Blog....it makes it more special. hope you are feeling better.

  3. Oh, wow! I'm afraid I might eat a whole pan of this if I made it...but it's too beautiful and delicious sounding to not try!!!!

  4. Thanks Lizzy.....this is my fave dessert. Fast, easy and yummy.

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  7. That looks really delicious.Id love to try this soon.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this napoleon widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about mille feuilles or napoleon,Thanks!

  8. I had completely forgotten about this dessert! My Mom used to make this and I did too, many times when the kids were younger. Somehow the recipe fell by the wayside and I haven't made it in years. It's SO good, isn't it? Thanks for the reminder!!!