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Mini Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs

Mini Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

Anyone with a sweet tooth is sure to be impressed by these Mini Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs!

Perfect for Mother’s Day and even graduation parties, these little desserts look like they came from a bakery, but they’re actually made easily made at home!

homemade mini cream puffs

The filling is a simple with only four ingredients and the base is a basic French Choux pastry. This may sound intimidating, but if you carefully follow the instructions, they will be perfect.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs

Mini Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs


  • 2 3.5 oz. packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups Heinen's heavy cream
  • 1 cup Heinen's whole milk
  • 1 cup Heinen's semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick Heinen’s unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 Heinen's cage free eggs
  • Heinen's powdered sugar, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the instant pudding, heavy cream, whole milk and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  3. Add the stick of butter and water to a large pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the flour and salt and stir until a ball forms. Remove from the heat and transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the bowl, mixing well. Drop the dough in 1 Tbsp. size balls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Let the pastry cool. Slice the pastry in half, then pipe the filling into the shells. Serve and enjoy.

homemade mini cream puffs

Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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