Mocha Cream Puffs

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.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
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

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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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