Easy Chocolate Fluff

June 18, 2020
This super easy Chocolate Fluff dessert is simple creamy no-bake chocolate comfort at its best, whipped up in no time flat.  Kid-friendly and loved by the grown-ups, too!

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Since moving to North Carolina from Vermont about 20 years ago, I have found a few things I miss that you just can't get in the South. -- One of which is Ring Dings.  Sure, you can find them in a few stores in the South, but they're few and far between.  Ohhhhhh, how I miss my regular fix of Drake's Ring Dings.

If you're not familiar with Ring Dings, they're these totally awesome, totally delicious round little creme-filled, chocolate-covered chocolate cakes ...

And my oh my, they're little round bites of chocolate heaven.

My Mom used to pack them in my lunch box, and I loved them.  Way back then, they were individually wrapped in foil (instead of the current cellophane-wrapped two-pack) and I used to make a little hat out of the foil wrapping.  You know, chocolate yumminess and  a little fun with a hat -- you can't beat that.

This super easy Chocolate Fluff dessert is simple creamy no-bake chocolate comfort at its best, whipped up in no time flat.

I love Ring Dings so much that any time my parents or friends travel to Vermont, they bring me back a box.  And I do a little happy dance when my box arrives!  And then devour them -- every last bite, in about three days flat.

So, what's a now-Southern girl to do to get her Ring Ding fix when she doesn't have anyone traveling to Vermont?

Well, this super easy Chocolate Fluff recipe does a pretty great job filling the bill.  

That's right, I get my creamy-chocolatey Ring Ding fix with an easy to make simple no-bake mixture of homemade whipped cream and chocolate graham crackers.

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This Chocolate Fluff actually came about by mistake.  But hey, don't lots of great things come about by mistake?

My brother's mother-in-law was trying to create an easy dessert that my brother's kids would eat.  They were kind of picky eaters when they were little.  In trying to please them, she created a trifle-like dessert using Cool Whip and chocolate graham crackers dunked in vanilla-flavored milk and layered together, which she called it "Nanna's Special Dessert."

Well, let me tell you, when I gave it a try at her house one day, Nanna's Special Dessert was sooooo good!  So I of course asked her how to make it.

This Chocolate Fluff actually came about by mistake.

Well, when I decided to make some, I totally forgot what she had told me.  I thought she had told me she just crumbled some chocolate graham crackers in whipped cream.

So that's what I did.

I whipped up some homemade whipped cream, and crumbled in some big hunks of chocolate graham crackers.  And it was delicious!

So while it's not exactly  Nanna's Special Dessert, it is totally yummy.  And creamy.  And comforting.  And chocolatey.  And Ring Ding-y.  And one of the best mistakes I've made.

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To make a batch of this easy Chocolate Fluff dessert, start by coarsely crushing chocolate graham crackers.

Don't just crumble them all into crumbs -- you want to keep the pieces are fairly decent size, like in the photo above.  It's okay if some of them are just crumbs, but with bigger "hunks" of graham crackers, you get nice big streaks of choclatey-ness in the fluff.

With bigger "hunks" of graham crackers, you get nice big streaks of choclatey-ness in the fluff.

Once the graham crackers are crushed, simply mix the graham cracker crumbles into a batch of homemade whipped cream.  Or, you can use Cool Whip if you want to be even easier.  We do much prefer this dessert made with homemade whipped cream, however.

Then, refrigerate the fluff mixture over night to allow it all to meld together.

Serving Spoon of Easy Chocolate Fluff Image

While the mixture melds overnight, the chocolate graham crackers absorb some of the moisture from the whipped cream and soften into tasty, creamy fluff goodness.

And that's all it takes to whip up a batch of this easy no-bake Chocolate Fluff!  That I could totally do a face plant in and be quite happy.

Easy Chocolate Fluff Dessert Made with Chocolate Graham Crackers Image

So in between my deliveries of Ring Dings, I'll get my creamy, chocolatey comfort fix from Chocolate Fluff instead.  And rest assured,  I'll be very  happy with the substitution.

Bowl of Easy Chocolate Fluff Made with Chocolate Graham Crackers Image
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Yield: about 6-8 servings

Easy Chocolate Fluff

Easy Chocolate Fluff

This super easy Chocolate Fluff dessert is simple creamy no-bake chocolate comfort at its best, whipped up in no time flat. Kid-friendly and loved by the grown-ups, too!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M


  • 1 c. (8 oz.) whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. coarsely crumbled chocolate graham crackers (about 1 packet)


How to make Easy Chocolate Fluff

  1. Chill a large mixing bowl and the beaters of an electric mixer (or whisk attachment of a stand mixer) in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. 
  2. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold in crumbled graham crackers. Refrigerate over night until graham crackers are softened.
  1. An 8 oz. container of Cool Whip can be substituted for the homemade whipped cream, if you'd like. However, we do prefer this fluff dessert made with homemade whipped cream.
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  1. This looks so light and tasty! My kids will love this dessert.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Yes, it's always a hit with the kids!

  2. This sounds yummy. I like how this dessert came about. I like when mistakes turn out be something that is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yuuum! Love how simple this fluffy dessert is, it's just the kind of dessert that I'll always have room for at the end of dinner!

  4. This sounds divine! I would be honored to have you hop over and share with us at the Tip Me Tuesday No Bake Linky.
    Wink~ Laurie {aka the Tip Junkie}

  5. OMG stop!! I'm drooling everywhere, this chocolate fluff looks SO GOOD! Seriously, I have got to try this. My boys would flip. Thanks for sharing this on Saturday Night Fever Recipe Link Party - pinned to our group board!

  6. I know a little boy who would LOVE this! Hmmm, Alex and I would love this too:) adding to my summer list!

  7. We don't have Ring Dings here in Texas...we have Ding Dongs which are suppose to be the same thing.

  8. Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party. {knuckle bumps}

    Did you know that I can "lend" your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous}

    If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you'll be in business!
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  9. I lived up north as a child - had forgotten about Ring Dings! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! And your recipe looks wonderful!

  10. This looks heavenly! I`m pinning your recipe, I`ll have to try it out!

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  12. OooohMG every recipe I find just gets yummier, creamier and oooie gooey heaven! Love no bake desserts that look like we've gone out of our way to make! Makes any church dinner, cookouts and family reunions a snap! TFS!!! Awesome site!!

  13. That sounds so good! I didn't realize Ring Dings were a northern thing. Though I never did like them or devil dogs either as I hated cake as a kid. I know; weird right?!

  14. Sounds really good. Being in captivity I might eat the whole lot! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a fabulous week!

  15. This is one dessert I have never made..just because I'm a little afraid I'd just eat the bowl of it!~ It looks delish!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday this week.


  16. In the South, Ring Dings are called Ding Dongs and are made by the Hostess Company (think Twinkies). Now you can get your crave on from any grocery store and I can get mine on with this recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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