i hesitated posting this recipe
for fear you'd see how simple i am.
but maybe one of you has never made this...
and so this is for you.
as i was making it i was reminded of how much we love it.
i had to share....
easy cream puff squares.
gather your ingredients.
and you will also need...3 squares of baking chocolate.
you start by melting the butter in the water
bringing it to a boil.
add in the flour all at once.
stir about one minute until it looks like this...
remove from heat and let stand five minutes.
place in a mixing bowl
and add in eggs one at a time;
blending throughly between each one.
now you will have a thick yellow batter.
spread it in a 9 x 13 pan.
if i were you...
i'd use a much nicer pan than this throw away aluminum one.
i am using it because i brought this to friend's party.
and to be polite i planned on leaving it there.
(secretly hoping they would beg me to take it home)
place it in a preheated oven (400)
for 20 minutes.
when you open your oven in 20 minutes...
it's so exciting!
it looks all puffy and fancy.
prick it with a fork about 10 times,
then stick it back in for another 5 minutes
until it's golden brown.
the first time i made this...i thought i was an amazing chef.
it sure felt that way.
let crust cool completely.
for the filling...
add cold milk to a mixing bowl and add in pudding mixes.
whisk about 2 minutes until thickened.
fold in 2 cups whipped topping.
(this is almost the entire container minus a few T. for the topping)
spread the pudding mixture on top of the beautiful golden brown crust.
refrigerate 1 hour.
after time in the refrigerator
cut cream puff into squares.
(don't bother to cut small pieces...no one can eat a small piece of this)
now for the topping.
melt chopped baking squares and cool whip in microwave
for 30 seconds.
stir until smooth.
if you cook it any longer...it will scorch.
place a small ziploc bag over a glass
(like how you line a trashcan)
or if you have someone to hold the bag...go for it.
fill the bag with the melted chocolate.
close the bag.
cut the very bottom corner off of ziploc bag.
(homemade pastry bag)
decorate each cream puff square with some chocolate.
***now you could skip this whole step and use chocolate syrup...
but it's not nearly as good. serioulsy.***
keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
craig loves this dessert.
and so do i.
once i made this just for the 2 of us and we ate the whole thing over a weekend.
*recipe in the sidebar.