Dream Cream Puffs


Low in fat and calories, these light and airy chocolate dessert puffs are filled with a fat-free, minty chocolate filling.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
60 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
115 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 4-serving-size package instant chocolate pudding mix or reduced-calorie regular chocolate pudding mix

  • 2 cup fat-free milk

  • teaspoon peppermint extract

  • Sifted powdered sugar

  • Fresh strawberries (optional)


  1. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan combine water and butter. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Drop mixture in 8 mounds, 3 inches apart, on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until golden. Transfer cream puffs to a wire rack; cool. Cut tops from cream puffs; remove soft dough from inside. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Meanwhile, for filling, prepare pudding mix according to package directions using the fat-free milk. Stir in peppermint extract. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill.

  5. To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling into the bottom half of each cream puff. Replace tops. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar. If desired, garnish with fresh strawberries. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 0.7mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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