Mini Chocolate Eclairs

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Servings: approximately 12 large, 24 medium, or 60 small eclairs.
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup water
1 stick butter
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
4 eggs

3 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1-ounce squares chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 cup whipping cream





Heat water and margarine to boiling point.  Add flour and stir constantly until mixture is smooth and forms a ball when tested in cold water.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time.  Drop dough from teaspoon to form small eclairs onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until light brown.  Set aside to cool.  Prepare filling by combining milk, sugar, salt and flour; cook slowly until thickens.  Add 3 beaten eggs and continue to cook until mixture is even thicker.  Remove from heat, cool and add vanilla.  With a serrated knife, slice pastry puffs longwise, but not all the way through.  Pipe custard mixture into the center.  Melt chocolate for icing, add sugar and cream.  Cook over medium heat until soft ball stage.  Let cool and beat until smooth.  Ice tops of the eclairs. 

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By renee walke on August 30, 2013


Hey Paula, My favorite recipe from you is the pumpkin bar with the cream cheese frosting. Everyone goes nuts for that!! Keep your head up we all know the REAL Paula!!

By Paula Deniese on July 09, 2013


I wish you can come up with a kool ade pie recipe....with sugar and cream cheese.....and be real creamy....i asked about amost a year.....? I want the pie to be different.........

By susan on December 29, 2012


Thank's for sharing this awsome dessert! I love it! So do my kids and my husband now that I know how to make them I don't have to buy them.I like even more than the ones that I used to buy! BY NADIN JULY 06 2012

By Nadin on July 05, 2012


I just was at your restaurant in Tunica and I had an amazing custard filled eclair the chocolate on the top was dark and riched favored. I am hoping this is the recipe for it. Everything else was also very good.

By Leslie on February 28, 2011


I made this for my grandsons baseball cookout. Everyone loved them.

By Anonymous on March 24, 2010


This is an easy and fun recipe! My family loved this dessert!

By Anonymous on January 17, 2010

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