• 9servings
  • 80minutes
  • 483calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup water

  2. 1/2 cup butter, cubed

  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  5. 4 eggs


  7. 2-1/2 cups cold milk

  8. 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

  9. 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  10. 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  13. 2 ounces semisweet chocolate

  14. 2 tablespoons butter

  15. 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

  16. 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Chocolate Eclairs Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one 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 No.

  3. or large tip, form dough into 4-in. x 1-1/2-in. strips on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 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.

  4. 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. Split eclair; remove soft dough from inside. Fill eclairs (chill any remaining filling for another use).

  5. 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. Yield: 9 servings.


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