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This fun dessert is prefect for a dinosaur birthday or just a cute dessert for anyone that loves dinosaurs! You’ll love how easy this Dinosaur Fossil Eclair Dessert is to make!
RECIPE IS BELOW IN PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD BUT BLOG POST IS FULL OF “HOW TO MAKE IT”, TIPS, INFORMATION AND FAQ
Last year we threw our little boy a dinosaur birthday party and he loved everything about it, including this cute Dinosaur Fossil Eclair Dessert.
I love making eclair desserts for his birthdays to match the theme because they are easy and everyone loves them. So for the dino party, I decided on a Dinosaur Fossil Eclair!
QUICK GLANCE AT INGREDIENTS FOR Dinosaur Fossil Eclair Dessert:
- graham crackers
- vanilla Instant pudding
- chocolate icing
- candy rocks/Choco Rocks – I found them at Hobby Lobby
- white candy melting chips or white candy coating
- Dinosaur Fossil Mold – I found mine on Amazon!
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These are the chocolate candy rocks that I used for this dessert. I found some on amazon but they were so expensive! So I went to the local craft store and grabbed a bag instead.
How to make a candy Dinosaur Fossil for an Eclair Dessert:
While I did make this dino fossil for an eclair dessert for Jackson’s birthday, you could also use this candy fossil to top a birthday cake, pull apart cupcake cake or a dirt cake.
Lay dinosaur mold on a flat surface.
Melt white chocolate candy coating according to package directions.
Fill Dinosaur Fossil Mold with melted candy melts.
Let sit 15 minutes to harden.
While dino is resting, start on the eclair using the recipe below!
Frequently Asked Questions
Canned frosting is what I use for éclair desserts. I doesn’t really matter what brand. 🙂
I found mine on amazon 🙂 You can find the link for the dino mold here.
More Éclair Desserts to make:
- Pumpkin Patch Eclair Dessert
- Banana Split Eclair Dessert with Banana Whipped Cream
- Pumpkin Patch Graveyard Eclair Dessert
Dinosaur Fossil Eclair Dessert
- 4 ounces white chocolate candy coating
- 1 box of graham crackers
- 2 Large boxes of Vanilla Instant pudding
- 6 cups of milk
- 2 cans of chocolate icing
- 1 cup Choco rocks/candy rock
- Melt white chocolate candy coating according to package directions.
- Fill Dinosaur Fossil Mold with melted candy melts.
- Let sit 15 minutes to harden.
- While dino is resting, start on the eclair.
- In a large bowl, mix together the Vanilla Instant pudding mix and cold milk. Whisk until the pudding starts to thicken!
- In a 9 X 13 (or whatever size) dish, lay out a row of graham crackers. Cover the graham crackers in pudding. Lay down another layer of graham crackers and cover with the pudding.
- Continue to layer the graham crackers and pudding until you reach the top of the dish. Finish with a graham cracker layer.
- Heat the chocolate frosting so that it easy to pour but not completely liquid. (I normally stick my cans of frosting into the microwave for about 20 seconds.)
- Spread the chocolate frosting over the top layer of graham crackers.
- Pop dino out of mold and place on top of melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle chocolate rocks around dino fossil.
- Refrigerate for 6-8 hours (or overnight) *Long enough for the graham crackers to become soft*
You'll also need a Dinosaur Fossil Mold – I found mine on Amazon!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 large scoop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g
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