Mini Chocolate Cream Pie Puffs

Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

I am having a love affair with puff pastry! I swear I could eat it with everything! I came up with this while brain storming for ideas of what desserts to make for Thanksgiving. This combines several of my favorite things: puff pastry (of course), chocolate and homemade whipped cream! Honestly, what could be easier or more tasty?! It's so light and flaky, it practically dissolves in your mouth! So it feels like you get all the flavor but none of the calories! Well... a girl can dream right?!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
9-18
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2
puff pastry sheets, thawed per packagedirections
1
egg (or egg substitute for optional egg wash)
1 Tbsp
water (for optional egg wash)
3.9 oz
box chocolate pudding mix (sugar free also works)
1 c
milk (i used skim)
8 oz
cool whip, thawed (more if not making homemade-as below)

WHIPPED CREAM (OPTIONAL):

1 c
heavy whipping cream, cold
2 Tbsp
sugar
1
small piece of dark chocolate, for shaving (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
2Unfold thawed pastry dough on floured surface. using a small round cookie cutter, cut as many rounds from the dough as you desire. Place rounds on prepared pan and brush with optional egg wash. (The egg wash will give them a nice golden color when baked.) Bake in preheated oven for about 11 minutes until golden and puffed. Remove and allow to cool completely.
3While puffs are baking, prepare pudding mix and milk. Beat with mixer until slightly thickened. Gently fold in 8 oz. of cool whip. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
4OPTIONAL HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM: In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, whip the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Store in refrigerator until needed.
5TO ASSEMBLE: Pipe the chocolate mousse onto the cooled puffs. Pipe a little whipped cream and then garnish with chocolate shavings. Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American