Miniature Chocolate Eclairs

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Eclairs filled with chocolate pudding and frosted with a semisweet chocolate glaze.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Prepare pudding with milk according to package directions. Chill 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, water and salt over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Pour in flour all at once and stir vigorously until fully incorporated and mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat, let rest 5 minutes. Then beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  • Drop dough into twelve equal mounds on baking sheets. Spread each mound into a 4x1/2 inch rectangle.
  • Bake in preheated oven 35 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and make a one-inch slit in the side of each eclair. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Return eclairs to oven for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare icing while eclairs are cooling. Heat 2 tablespoons butter with chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Set aside.
  • To assemble: Slice each eclair in half lengthwise. Spoon about 1 tablespoon chocolate pudding into the bottom half of each eclair. Replace tops and frost with chocolate icing. Chill until serving.