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Java Cream Puffs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

These fun and fancy goodies have chopped pecans in the puffs and mouthwatering mocha cream filling. Guests will be impressed. —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
Java Cream Puffs Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • MOCHA CREAM FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in pecans.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.
  3. For filling, in a large saucepan, combine coffee and marshmallows. Cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and chill just until thickened.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Whisk chilled coffee mixture until light in color; fold in whipped cream. Just before serving, fill each puff with about 1/3 cup filling. Replace tops and drizzle with fudge topping.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 378 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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