How To Make Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

These scrumptious snacks are particularly fantastic if you’re a creative person because you can shape and decorate them whatever you want. Everyone will be heading straight for the dessert table.
Even though these are great Homemade Chocolate Eclairs, they are not traditionally made with faux pastry.
You will be using the South African classic Tennis Biscuit as a base for your cream and chocolate toppings.
Instant vanilla pudding is made with instructions on the box and is super delicious. Your preparation takes a little while but is well worth it.
Refrigerating your chocolate eclairs makes sure that they are set well and don’t run all over the place, especially in South Africa.

Homemade Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

Recipe by Melissa Jacobs
Course: TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy




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  • 32 tennis biscuits (1 1/2 packets)

  • 1 packet instant vanilla pudding

  • 200 ml cream (cold)

  • 250 ml full cream milk (cold)

  • Topping

  • 200 ml cream

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips


  • On a tray, pack and space 16 biscuits.
  • Mix the pudding, cream and milk to a thick consistency.
  • Using a piping bag, fill it with the mixture.
  • Pipe it on the biscuit, filling it from side to side. Repeat on all the biscuits.
  • Place another biscuit on top of the filling, creating a biscuit.
  • Refrigerate.
  • In a saucepan, heat the cream until it boils. Add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted.
  • Scoop spoon fulls over the eclair sandwich, let it drip from the sides.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.