Mocha Cream Puffs
Recipe from Diabetic Living

Coffee-flavored puffs cradle the lightened mocha filling in these two-bite treats. If you like, tuck a strawberry slice or two under the cream puff top.


Mocha Cream Puffs

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Ingredients
  •  
    Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3/4  cup 
    water
  • 3   tablespoons 
    butter
  • 1   teaspoon 
    instant coffee crystals
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 3/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
  • 3   
    eggs
  • 1   recipe 
    Mocha Filling (see recipe below)
Mocha Filling
  • 1/2  of an 8-ounce carton 
    low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2   tablespoons 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1   teaspoon 
    instant coffee crystals
  • 1/2  of an 8-ounce container  
    thawed light whipped dessert topping

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an extra large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
2.
In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, coffee crystals, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until a ball forms that doesn't separate. Cool for 5 minutes.
3.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition until smooth. Drop into 20 small mounds onto prepared baking sheet. Bake about 25 minutes or until brown. Cool on wire rack. Split puffs; remove soft dough from insides.
4.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip or a spoon, pipe or spoon Mocha filling into cream puff bottoms. Add cream puff tops. Makes 20 cream puffs. Makes 20 servings.
Mocha Filling
1.
In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, cocoa powder, and instant coffee crystals. Fold in thawed light whipped dessert topping. Cover and chill until serving time.

Make Ahead Tip
  • Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare and bake cream puffs as directed through Step 3; cover and store at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Prepare Mocha Filling as directed; cover and chill for up to 2 hours. Serve as directed in Step 4.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 63, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 37, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 6, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 1, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 42, Other Carb () 0.5, Fat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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