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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs #SummerDessertWeek

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs may look intimidating to make, but trust me, they’re not! As long as you follow a few simple steps, you’ll be noshing on one (maybe two) of these beauties in no time for #SummerDessertWeek 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y’all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!

There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!

**Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter for your chance to win some exciting prizes!

But before we get to the prizes and more about our sponsors, let’s begin making these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs which are kicking off the first day of #SummerDessertWeek 2018.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs is available near the end of this post. 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs may look intimidating to make, but trust me, they're not! As long as you follow a few simple steps, you'll be noshing on one (may two) of these beauties in no time. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for making Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs is as follows;

  • butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • eggs
  • water
  • vanilla instant pudding
  • heavy whipping cream
  • granulated sugar (I used Dixie Crystals, who is a sponsor of #SummerDessertWeek)
  • vanilla extract (I used Adams Extract, who is a sponsor of #SummerDessertWeek)
  • fresh strawberries, sliced
  • semi-sweet chocolate

That’s it. Easy peasy!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs may look intimidating to make, but trust me, they're not! As long as you follow a few simple steps, you'll be noshing on one (may two) of these beauties in no time. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The instructions for making Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs are as follows. Let’s get baking!

  • Add water and butter to a saucepan until the water simmer and the butter melts.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Add all the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture comes together into a heavy dough.
  • Allow the choux paste dough to cool slightly. Approximately 5 minutes.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Add the eggs, one by one, stirring vigorously after each addition. A little elbow grease is required, or you can do this process with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • After the addition of the final egg, the choux paste dough will be smooth and glossy.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Drop approximately 2 tablespoons of the choux paste dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Leaving space in between each eclair.
  • Tap down any spiky points with a wet finger if needed.
  • Bake the eclair shells in a preheated 400-degree oven for approximately 30 – 35 minutes.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Remove the eclairs from the oven and immediately poke a steam hole in the side of each eclair to let the steam out so they won’t deflate as they cool.
  • Allow the eclair shells to cool completely before using a serrated knife to gently slice tops off each eclair shell.
  • Gently pull out any of the doughy interiors that may still remain on the inside of each eclair shell to make room for the filling.
  • Set the shells and tops aside while you prepare the filling.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • In a large bowl, whisk together heavy cream, vanilla pudding mix, and vanilla extract.
  • Stir fresh, sliced strawberries into the pudding mix.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Divide and spoon the pudding and strawberry mixture evenly among the eclair shell bottoms, and gently place the tops of the shells onto each filled eclair.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • To make the chocolate ganache, pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cream filled eclairs.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Garnish the top of each chocolate covered strawberry filled eclair with a slice of strawberry for garnish.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

How to make chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs photo tutorial. kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Chocolate Topped Strawberry Filled Eclairs. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post, OR in the recipe card feature itself.  🙂

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs may look intimidating to make, but trust me, they're not! As long as you follow a few simple steps, you'll be noshing on one (may two) of these beauties in no time.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pastry
Keyword: chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs, chocolate eclairs, strawberry filled eclairs
Servings: 12 eclairs
Calories: 523 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
For the Eclair Shells;
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
For the Strawberry Filling;
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries
For the Chocolate Ganache;
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, hot, but not boiling
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
To make the Eclair Pastry Shells;
  1. Add water and butter to a saucepan until the water simmer and the butter melts.

  2. Add all the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture comes together into a heavy dough.

  3. Allow the choux paste dough to cool slightly. Approximately 5 minutes.

  4. Add the eggs, one by one, stirring vigorously after each addition. A little elbow grease is required, or you can do this process with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

  5. After the addition of the final egg, the choux paste dough will be smooth and glossy.

  6. Drop approximately 2 tablespoons of the choux paste dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Leaving space in between each eclair.

  7. Tap down any spiky points with a wet finger if needed.

  8. Bake the eclair shells in a preheated 400-degree oven for approximately 30 - 35 minutes.

  9. Remove the eclairs from the oven and immediately poke a steam hole in the side of each eclair to let the steam out so they won't deflate as they cool.

  10. Allow the eclair shells to cool completely before using a serrated knife to gently slice tops off each eclair shell.

  11. Gently pull out any of the doughy interiors that may still remain on the inside of each eclair shell to make room for the filling.

  12. Set the shells and tops aside while you prepare the filling.

To prepare the Strawberry Filling;
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, pudding mix, sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture thickens into a heavy whipped mixture.

  2. Gently fold the sliced strawberries into the whipped pudding mixture.

  3. Divide and spoon the pudding and strawberry mixture evenly among the eclair shell bottoms, and gently place the tops of the shells onto each filled eclair.

To make the Chocolate Ganache;
  1. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir well until melted and smooth.

  2. Spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cream filled eclairs.

  3. Garnish the top of each chocolate covered strawberry filled eclair with a slice of strawberry for garnish.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

medium saucepan, wooden spoon. whisk, tablespoons, parchment paper or Silpat, baking sheet, large bowl, paring knife and cutting board, microwave-safe bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs
Amount Per Serving (1 eclair)
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 283mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 23.3%
Vitamin C 17.5%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs for #SummerDessertWeek as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

For more delicious sweets and treats, please check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from today’s bloggers!

Ice Cream Recipes:

 

Pies of Summer:

 

Sweet Summertime Cakes:

 

No-Bake Treats:

 

Baked Desserts:

 

Sweet Sips:

 

And now, without further ado, here is the sponsor information, and the prizes are they’re offering to our lucky winners for #SummerDessertWeek 2018

 

PRIZE #1

 

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!

 

PRIZE #2

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract

 

PRIZE #3

Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away a gift pack including an Insulated Tote Bag, Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Yeast, Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Oven Mit and Dish Towel

 

PRIZE #4

Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you’ll see in some of our recipes this week!)

PRIZE #5

Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.

 

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.

 

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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29 Comments

  1. I really enjoy the fresh fruits and everything you can make with them. Peach and cherry pie are favorites.

  2. You make it look easy to make. Thank you for the step by step instruction 😀

  3. These are so delicious! Your pictures make this so easy to follow, amazing job!

  4. Love how you broke down the whole process. These look ah-mazing!!

  5. Meagen Brosiua

    I love that these not only look amazing but they taste amazing too! Perfect for parties and events, a big hit the first time we tried them so I’m sure we’ll be making them again!

  6. Just when I thought chocolate covered strawberries can’t be beat. These eclairs look amazing!

  7. These chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs look so epic! Totally swooning over these beauties!

  8. These look amazing! I have to try them this weekend I think!

  9. I want to dive right into this computer to grab a few of these beauties!

  10. My favorite dessert! I love the idea of strawberry filling!

  11. These are really perfect treat! A sure hit with my family!

  12. These look SO delicious! I’m love anything with strawberries!

  13. I’ve never made my own eclairs! These look perfect.

  14. This is an awesome recipe! I’ve always wanted to try making these before!

  15. Chocolate and strawberry are a match made in heaven!

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