chocolate cream puffs with nutella

Nutella Cream Puffs

These Nutella cream puffs take traditional cream puffs to a whole new level! These chocolate French pastries start with a traditional pate a choux dough. The pastry shells are then filled with a creamy Nutella whipped cream, glazed with chocolate, garnished with chopped hazelnuts and white chocolate. This cream puffs recipe is easy enough to make for an everyday dessert and elegant enough to serve for a special occasion!

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How to Make Pate a Choux

I love making pate a choux desserts – they dough is so easy to make, super versatile and always yields a show-stopping dessert!  The dough puffs up beautifully in the oven, turning golden brown and empty on the inside, which is perfect for filling with cream! To get perfect, round puff shells every time, make sure to tip your pastry bag with a large, round tip and pipe the dough evenly. When baking, do not open that oven door! A blast of cold air will cause the shells to fall flat. Use the oven light to make sure the shells are a rich, golden color before removing them to cool.
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The Nutella Filling

For these Nutella cream puffs, I wanted to incorporate the chocolatey, nutty goodness of Nutella with airy, fluffy profiteroles. For the video recipe, I used 1 1/2 cups heavy cream. For a thicker filling, I recommend using 1 cup of heavy cream. For extra Nutella flavor, try piping the hazelnut spread directly into the cream puffs, along with the filling. Also, try playing around with different garnishes for the top! I added a drizzle of white chocolate on some of the chocolate cream puffs and chopped hazelnuts on the other ones.

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When making the frosting, avoid overmixing! Cream together the cream cheese and Nutella first, then add to the whipped heavy cream. Mix the two mixtures together for about 30 seconds, just until combined. Overmixing the filling will cause it to separate, resulting in a watery, soupy filling.

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More Recipes!

Looking for more pate a choux recipes? Try one of my favorites – my ‘Chocolate Coffee Eclairs’!

And these chocolate covered ‘Pistachio Cream Puffs’ are simply divine!
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Use this set of jumbo cake decorating dips for piping the pate a choux dough.
I love these silicone mats for baking pastries and cookies. Use them with these aluminum pans. 
And these disposable pastry bags make cleanup a breeze!

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