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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

"My father, who's diabetic, loves chocolate and baked goods," explains Owen Jack Hiatt of Colorado Springs, Colorado. "Our whole family can enjoy this beautiful mouthwatering dessert."—Owen Jack Hiatt, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (1.5 ounces) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 2-3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup light chocolate syrup


  • In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil, stirring constantly until butter is melted. Reduce heat to low; add the flour. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball. Remove from the heat.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until the batter becomes smooth. Spread into a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden. Immediately remove from pan and cut in half horizontally. Cool completely.
  • For filling, beat the pudding mix, milk and cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Just before serving, place bottom eclair layer on a serving platter; cover with filling. Replace top layer and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 175 calories, 10g fat (0 saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • barbjoey
    Nov 19, 2014

    excellent make it a great deal for my husband and grandchildren they all love it and my husband is a type 2 diabetic

  • 1946quilter
    Feb 10, 2012

    I first made this recipe from the magazine right after it was published, then lost the magazine. This was wonderful! So easy to do eclairs for a crowd. I used regular pudding mix and regular chocolate syrup, but otherwise the same, and everyone loved it. So glad I found this again!

  • nanny1991
    Dec 27, 2011

    I have had this recipe before so it was nice to find it again. I can tell you this is a great dessert for people who need sugar free foods, you can give it a twist by changing the flavors of pudding you use, it also works well with regular puddings. In my family there are a few diabetics so this works great for gatherins and everybody enjoys it!