If you love the taste of coffee desserts, you will love these mocha cream puffs. They have a crisp top and bottom puff just brimming with delicious mocha cream that has been lightened up a bit.
These Mocha Cream Puffs are a Perfect Sweet Bite
These delicious cream puffs make a nice light dessert and are great as a sweet choice of finger food the next time you have friends over for drinks.
They are fancy looking but light and delicious too. The recipe calls for just a bit of butter and used low fat vanilla yogurt instead of cream to save on calories.
Make your batter and them drop it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in 20 small rounds. Bake for 25 minutes until browned.
The mocha filling is made with yogurt, cocoa powder and coffee crystals for a yummy taste that will tempt your coffee loving friends.
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For the puffs
- 3/4 cup of water
- 3 tbsp of butter
- 1 tsp of instant coffee crystals
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
For the mocha filling
- 1/2 cup of low fat vanilla yoghurt
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp instant coffee crystals
- 4 ounces of frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, coffee and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the flour and stir vigorously. Cook until a ball forms that does not separate. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each egg. Be sure it is very smooth. Drop onto the baking sheet in 20 small mounds. Bake about 25 minutes or until they have browned. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, split the puffs and remove the soft dough that is on the inside of the puff.
- Pipe the mocha filling into the bottom puff. Add the top and serve.
- To make the mocha filling, combine the yoghurt cocoa powder and coffee crystals. Add the whipped topping. Cover and chill until ready to use.
Amount Per Serving Calories 70 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 33mg Sodium 50mg Carbohydrates 6g Fiber 0g Sugar 3g Protein 2g