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Mini Chocolate Eclairs

June 23, 2014Danita

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Not too long ago I made Churros and Mexican Chocolate Sauce.  The sauce makes more than we usually eat with Churros so it was just sitting in the refrigerate.  It’s too good to throw out but I didn’t really have a “plan” for it. 

Then I had a dessert emergency.  What’s a “dessert emergency”?  Last minute guests, forgotten dessert commitments, late night (or anytime) cravings that require a dessert, but you realize you don’t have one.  I usually keep frozen Mini Chocolate Eclairs on hand for these situations, but not this time.  What I did have was Mexican Chocolate sauce, a box of vanilla pudding mix and all the ingredients for Cream Puffs.  Together, that’s the perfect recipe for homemade Mini Chocolate Eclairs!  

I love being able to make something yummy out of things I already have on hand.   

Here’s the Recipe:

Cream Puffs – 1 recipe

1 small box vanilla pudding and ingredients needed to prepare, usually milk

Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Piping bag and large round tip

Prepare Mexican Chocolate Sauce according to recipe

Prepare pudding according to directions

Place in refrigerator to thicken while making eclairs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Spray a baking pan with non stick cooking spray

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Prepare Cream Puff batter according to recipe

Using a pastry bag with a large round tip (about 3/4 if you have it) pipe a 3″ line of batter on a greased cookie sheet

*Please excuse the “well used” baking sheet…it was a dessert emergency and I just grabbed the first pan I saw

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Bake for 30-35 minutes

Remove from pan and immediately cut a slit in each one to allow steam to escape

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Cool on wire rack

When completely cool, slice lengthwise and fill with pudding

Place top back on eclair and drizzle with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

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It can be a little time consuming to make everything at one time.  

I would recommend preparing the pudding and Chocolate Sauce ahead of time.

This post linked with Create With Joy, The Weary Chef, Creative K Kids, What’d You Do This Weekend, Happy House and Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Comments

  • treanah

    June 25, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    I just drooled at my desk. This is your fault. Thank you so much for sharing on the Merry Monday linky party! We hope you come back this week! – Treana @ HouseofBennetts.com

    1. Danita

      June 25, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Sorry! Ok, not really…mission accomplished! Thanks Treana for stopping by…see you next Monday!

  • Old World ~ New Girl

    June 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    super simple and it looks so yummy! pinned it =)

  • PoisedinPrint.com

    June 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    I really love eclairs and could see myself baking these during the fall.

  • Louida (@MissLouMae)

    June 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Now you got me crazing desserts!!! Those mini chocolate eclairs looks scrumptious! Pinning for later, thanks for the recipe!

  • logancan

    June 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    These look so amazing! I love anything chocolate!

  • mybigfathappylife

    June 24, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    I love eclairs! These look so yummy!

  • Madaline

    June 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    These look so delish I an almost taste them! Wish I could churn out gorgeous eclairs in a pastry emergency!!

  • Shirley Wood

    June 24, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    I had no idea it could be so easy to make your own eclairs! This is right up my husband’s alley. Pinning to my Dessert board.

  • Alli

    June 24, 2014 at 5:47 AM

    I love eclairs, but I have never, ever made them myself. Well, that is about to change. Pinning!

  • Nadeen

    June 24, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    You make it sound so easy!! Looks delicious!

  • Kristin

    June 23, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    It’s 1 am and I want those right NOW! Ha!

  • Erin

    June 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    I am a chocolate eclair junkie! Thank you for sharing!

  • alisonswonderlandrecipes

    June 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    I can’t like this enough times! Back when I used to work in a bakery, mini eclairs were my ultimate weakness. I used to pray that there would be leftovers at closing, so I could take them home! 🙂

    1. Danita

      June 23, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      I can totally see myself doing the same thing! Thanks for stopping by!

  • subterraneanhero

    June 23, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Oh how lovely! I love the step-by-step photos. Everything you make looks so easy. I must try these as well 🙂

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

    1. Danita

      June 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      Thanks Tammy! I always wonder about all the photos. Glad to hear they are helpful, thanks a ton!

  • Leslie

    June 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    I haven’t made these in forever! I love them, they are one of my favorite to make and eat.

  • balmtomysoul

    June 23, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Danita, I love eclairs and cream puffs. One of my favorite desserts! These look delicious and I am so intrigued by your Mexican chocolate sauce. Off to visit that page now!! Have a beautiful day!

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