Rich Chocolate Glazed Cream Puffs

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
12 cream puffs

This cream puff recipe gets added decadence from its easy chocolate chip glaze. Use HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips for a topping that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    water

  • 1/2 cup

    butter or margarine (1 stick)

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 4

    eggs

  • fresh strawberries (optional)

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Add a Garnish

Make our Chocolate Cream Filling to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Cookie Sheet
Cookie Sheet
Saucepan
Saucepan
Stovetop
Stovetop
Bowls
Bowls
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave
Microwave
1

Prepare Chocolate Cream Filling. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until cold.

2

Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.

3

Heat water, butter and salt in medium saucepan to full rolling boil. Add flour all at once; stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture leaves side of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth and velvety. Drop batter by spoonfuls to form 12 balls on prepared cookie sheet.

4

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. While puffs are warm, horizontally slice off small portion of each top; reserve tops. Remove any soft pieces of dough from inside of puffs; cool on wire rack.

5

Fill puffs with Chocolate Cream Filling; replace tops. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze. To serve, garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired.

Tip

Filling can be made a day ahead.

Chocolate Glaze: Place 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.

Note: For miniature cream puffs, prepare batter as directed above. Drop batter by level teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Fill as directed above.

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