This Easy Mini French Éclairs Recipe may be one of my favorite desserts. I love the light eclair “bun, ” and the filling is delectable. This recipe is incredibly easy; so easy we make them often without even thinking it’s a chore.
Easy Mini French Éclair Recipe Ingredients:
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ cup butter or margarine
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
Easy Mini French Éclair Filling Recipe Ingredients
- 1-8 oz. container Cool Whip
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- ½ tsp. double-strength vanilla
- ¼ cup prepared chocolate frosting, melted
Easy Mini French Éclair Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 375°.
For Eclair “dough”:
In 1.5 qt. Saucepan, combine water, butter, and salt; bring to a boil over high heat.
Add flour all at once.
Using a scraper, stir the mixture vigorously about 1 minute or until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms into a ball.
Remove from heat; place dough into the bowl.
Add eggs and whisk until smooth and very thick.
Lightly spray cookie sheet. Using an icing bag, pipe “dough” into lines..I like short, wide-lines, but feel free to make them to your preference.
Bake 22-25 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Remove from oven and make a small cut on the side of each “log” to release excess steam. Remove “logs” from baking sheet to cooling rack, cool completely.
Combine Cool Whip, powdered sugar, pudding, and vanilla.
Mix gently until well blended.
With icing bag and decorator tip, fill with filling and pipe into the length of each “log.”
Place frosting in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high 5-10 seconds or until melted. Drizzle glaze over “logs.” Serve immediately.