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Chocolate-Hazelnut  Cream Puffs Recipe
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Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Puffs Recipe

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Chocoholic friends and family will know you fussed when they taste Mary Lou Wayman’s mini chocolate cream puffs filled with creamy, chocolate-hazelnut flavor. “These tiny treats are as pretty as a picture,” notes the Salt Lake City, Utah baker, “and worth every mouthwatering bite.”—Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 303 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in Nutella and cream until blended. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and remaining sugar. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour mixture 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.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until set and browned. Remove to wire racks. Immediately split puffs open; remove and discard soft dough from inside. Cool completely.
  4. Spoon filling into cream puffs; replace tops. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Puffs in Country Woman January/February 2006, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 303 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"Recipe was requested the first time I tried it. Follow directions carefully"

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