Friday, July 15, 2011

Caramel Swirl Cream Puffs

Per Serving (1 "puff"): 3 Points+
121 calories, 3.5g fat, 266mg sodium, 22g carbs, 0g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 1.5g protein

The recipe: "Hungry Girl 1-2-3", pages 224 - 225

WARNING!  If you have any problem whatsoever with self control, it will be impossible for you to eat just one of these!  OMG, these are one of the best desserts I have made - ever.  They taste just like a chocolate caramel eclair.  So good!  The pastry part was perfectly fluffy and reminded me exactly of the pastry part of an eclair.  The chocolate part was the texture of the cream in an eclair, and for an added bonus, there was caramel drizzled on top and then swirled into the cream.

The only problem is, they are a little too good, and not diety (is that a word?) enough.  I completely blew my calorie intake for two days because of these little cream puffs.  My husband and my son do not have a big enough sweet tooth, and ate just two of these.  That means that I ate 10 - yes, 10 - in the span of only two days.  That's 600 calories extra each day!  Part of the problem was that I made these on Saturday, so I had all weekend to graze on these cream puffs.  The other problem was that I knew they wouldn't stay good for very long, and that the puff part would eventually get soggy.  I should have just frozen them.  I don't know what I was thinking!

Anyway, these are delicious, but do NOT make these unless you can freeze them and have extremely strong willpower not to eat more than one or two a day.  Or, make them for a party where everyone will gobble them up for you. 


  1. Thank you for the warning. They are gorgeous, but I will not make them. :)

  2. Those look so yummy ... definitely something I'd have to make for a crowd. I'm not good with self-control just yet. :[