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Chocolate Choux Au Craquelin

Chocolate Choux au Craquelin is a perfect dessert to serve up when you’re feeling fancy! A chocolate filled cream puff topped with crunchy chocolate cookies is a perfect treat for any chocolate lover!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Pastry
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Chocolate Cream Puffs
Servings: 6
Calories: 528kcal

Ingredients

Chocolate Craquelin (Chocolate Cookie Dough)

  • 3 ½ tablespoons powdered sugar 25 g
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder 5 g
  • 4 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 35 g
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature (40 g)

Choux Pastry (Cream puffs)

  • cup milk 70 g
  • ¼ cup butter 50 g
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour 60 g
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch salt

Chocolate Whipped Cream filling

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3.5 oz semisweet chocolate melted
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Make the chocolate cookie topper

  • For the chocolate craquelin, place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir with a spatula until smooth and combined.
  • Place the dough on parchment paper and top with another piece of parchment paper. Roll out to 3 mm in thickness. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Make the Cream Puff dough (Choux)

  • Heat the butter, milk, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter melts and mixture just comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add all the flour to the butter mixture at once, beat until well combined. Place over low heat and cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes or until the mixture forms a ball and begins to come away from the side of the saucepan. Remove from heat and transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl if using a handheld mixer. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Whisk the eggs in a small bowl. Mix the dough while adding the eggs in 3 separate additions, mixing well after each addition. Beat until the mixture just falls from the spatula but still holds its shape.
  • Pipe six profiteroles onto the baking tray.
  • Remove the craquelin from the fridge. Cut circles that are the same size as the dough. Place each piece carefully on top of the choux pastry and press lightly.

Bake the Cream Puffs

  • Bake for 25 minutes, then turn off the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Do not open the over, or they won’t puff. Transfer to a cooling rack, letting them cool to room temperature.

Make the Chocolate Cream Filling

  • Place the chocolate and 1/4 cup of heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth. Let cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, beat the whipping cream on medium-low speed until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and melted chocolate. Whip until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a nozzle.

Assemble the Cream Puffs

  • Cut the top of the choux buns. Fill the buns with chocolate whipped cream in several large swirls. Place the top of the choux back on the bun. Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg