Chocolate Eclairs

“With creamy filling and fudgy frosting, this chocolate eclair recipe is extra special.” —Jessica Campbell, Viola, Wisconsin

Chocolate Eclairs
Chocolate Eclairs
Chocolate Eclairs
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
9servings 45minutes 35minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
9servings 45minutes
Cook Time
35minutes + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: servings
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: servings
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Using a tablespoon or a pastry tube with a #10 or large round tip, form dough into nine 4x1-1/2-in. strips on a greased baking sheet. Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split eclairs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool eclairs.
  3. In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mix according to package directions. In another bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar and vanilla; fold into pudding. Fill eclairs (chill any remaining filling for another use).
  4. For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar and enough hot water to achieve a smooth consistency. Cool slightly. Frost eclairs. Store in refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 each: 483 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 174mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fibre), 7g protein.