24 Hour Dessert

The things I like best about this dessert are the great taste and the ease of preparation. It is an attractive dessert, as well.


  • 1 box graham crackers (45 squares)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned milk (like milnot or pet)
  • 1 1/2 cups margarine or butter (3 sticks)
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  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


In saucepan mix 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup (less 6 Tbsp. reserved) canned milk, 2 sticks margarine, and beaten egg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in 15 crumbled graham cracker squares, 1 cup coconut and 1 cup pecans. Set aside. Line bottom of 8-1/2 x 11 inch cake pan with 15 graham cracker squares. Pour filling over graham cracker layer. Place 15 more graham cracker squares on top of filling. Ice with butter cream icing made with 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 stick margarine, and 6 Tbsp. reserved milk. Spread on top, using long sweeping motion. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and pecan pieces. Refrigerate overnight for best results.


Servings: 18-24
Time:1 Days Preparation Time
10-15 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My grandmother gave me this recipe over 40 years ago.

By Pat from Dawson, IL

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October 26, 20100 found this helpful

This sounds like it's really delicious. Very rich, huh? Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it.

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