Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce

Photo Credit-Sherri O

OMG!!!!!!!!!! Help me! I don’t think I have ever told you this but I have a LOVE for cream puffs. I love cream puffs!OMG,OMG I feel the tears!I want to try because I love them so much. A lot of people, when they bake they make brownies,cake,cupcake,cookies. A lot of people never do pastries like cream puffs,eclairs, dough cups and filling. I will be honest, Same with me. When I have sweet Saturdays I usually make cake and cookies and brownies, stuff like that. What is so special if I make it like every Saturday anyway? Nothing right’. So these are extra special!! I’m loving it. If you watch food network and cooking channel and all the baking shows, they make these things look extremely hard. To make a cream puff is simple. Like a cake, they make it and they pipe it and use fondant and me, well, I just spread it and put sprinkles on. Well, sometimes a pipe because I love decorating cake.Anyway,the presentation just looks so unique and difficult when it is really not. Like for the chocolate sauce, I just drizzled it on. A lot of people here the word pastry and get all freaked out. Well don’t be for this. A 5 year old could make this.So a lot of you might ask, “what kind of filling”. I know pretty much all cream puffs have the same filling but people do ask this. It is a whipped cream filling. Which goes amazing with the chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m loving it!

The dough sandwich outside part taste amazing. It isn’t sweet but more
floury. But it is NOT dry. The filling gives it that dessert sweet
flavor.Then the chocolate gives it a chocolate rich dessert flavor. As a
garnish I finished it off with powdered sugar!These words are like on
the type of my tongue.You can’t describe these, you have to make them to
believe how good they are!!

I Love to eat pastries. I love canollis, cream puffs, eclairs, lobster tails, all that stuff. I love to make desserts but when it comes to pastries, not my hot shot. I can make them but only by recipes. So I am sighting my sources and saying this is not my recipe. But it is delicious!!

Lets get this thing started!!

  • Prep- 15 minutes
  • Cook- 1 hour
  • Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Makes 12 medium cream puffs

Ingredients- 

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup  semi sweet chocolate chips  
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 

Directions- 

  1. Preheat oven to 450 
  2. In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add butter and stir as it melts, then
    return it to a boil. Add flour and salt,stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and add eggs, one at a time, stirring  after each until smooth.
    Put on a cookie sheet
  3. Bake 15 minutes in oven then lower heat to to 325 and bake 25 minutes Remove puffs from oven, cut in half and the remove dough from the center
  4. Put  puffs in cooling oven, for 20 minutes  Cool completely . 
  5. In medium bowl, whip cream with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Stir in
    vanilla and sugar. Fill puffs with whipped cream. Melt chocolate chips
    in microwave or slowly over low heat. Drizzle melted chocolate on cream puffs, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from-ALLrecips, dessert Valentines day-section,

Chocolate Brownie trifle with cool whip, chocolate pudding, and Reese’s peanut butter cups

So let me tell you about the layers because the title can be confusing. So there is one layer of brownie,chocolate pudding, whipped cream,Then Reese’s peanut butter cups!!This screams my BFF Malina!!!! So she loves chocolate trifles, then she loves chocolate pudding, cool whip everybody loves, and we both share a passion for Reese’s peanut butter cups!!!!!!! When I texted her to ask her what her favorite dessert is. She said Chocolate trifle and Reese’s peanut butter cups. So I decided to add them.  My original plan was to do a chocolate cake instead of a brownie. But then I decided to do a brownie. I think that this would be better with a brownie. The brownie goes better with the pudding then cake would. Cake is very light and fluffy and udding is kinda dence. Brownies aren’t as light so that is one of the main reason I added it in. I love trifles. Litterally of flavor.You get one spoonful with one taste and you want to scream. The texture rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have  the crunch of the Reese’s and creamy part with the pudding and cool whip then the brownie. I am probably boarding you right now! So I will tell you something interesting.

When I was 9 I made a chocolate chocolate birthday cake. After the cake was done baking I flipped the cake out of the pan. It went bad! It crumbled completly. So using my smart brain I decided to make a trifle. I just put cake,icing,cake,icing,cake, icing! It was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It taste just like the cake, since it was, it was just crumbled.My sisters good friend was with us and she liked it to. So that was my birthday cake. For your birthday this should be your birthday cake!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and guess what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can change the candy. Say you want mint, do peppermint paddies, for color,m&ms, for cookies do a cookies&cream bar!! You can make this your own. My favorite beyond favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups! I will never stop loving them! I treat them like my kids! I know the peanut butter is all sugar but its still good!! But add whatever you want, you could even  add more then one candy if you want!

Prep-30 minutes

Cook- 25 minutes

Ready in 8 hours 55 minutes

  • Ingredients-
  • 1  package brownie mix
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1  can sweetened condensed milk  
  • 2 container frozen whipped topping, thawed ( one 8 one 12 oz)
  • 6 reese’s peanut butter cups

Directions- 

  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch squares. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 8 ounces whipped topping until no streaks remain. Crumble the Rees’e to desiered size
  3. In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, place half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture ,half of the 12 ounce container of whipped topping,put Reese’s on top Repeat layers.Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.Serve and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!