Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

One of my favorite recipes from Mom! Super simple chocolate filling scooped into pastry cups, topped with whipped cream and served chilled. Truly a dessert for ANYONE at ANY AGE! (Variations included)


  1. Cook pastry cups according to package directions. Remove from pan and let cool.
  2. When cooled, remove circular "tops" with a fork and save. Remove enough "top" so that 3/4 of the cup is hollow.
  3. Spoon chocolate pudding into the cup just until it's level with the rim.
  4. Place in fridge loosely covered until serving.
  5. Serve with a scoop of whipped topping on top.
  6. **This is just as good prepared with lowfat/fat free products.
  7. **For a fruit cup, mix 1 block cream cheese, with 1/2 cup whipped topping and powdered sugar to taste. Place two tablespoons mixture into cup, then top with sliced fresh fruit of your choice. Melt 1/4 cup of your favorite jam and drizzle entire cup with melted jam.
  8. **For the chef only: since you made them, you get to eat the best part -- the "tops"! Use them to scoop up the extra pudding!


Most Helpful

Fabulous! Pepperidge Farms outlet had the little puff pastry shells on sale for $1 so I bought a bunch and stocked up! I baked them yesterday but instead of chocolate, put lemon pudding inside. We served them with cool-whip and blueberries for a nice fresh tasting dessert. thanks!

ladypit June 26, 2010

i was looking for a light and easy dessert that still looked and tasted fancy, and ran across this. I had the three ingredients on hand so gave it a whirl. And glad I did. I used sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding, made with 1 1/2 cups of milk and a cup of fat-free Cool Whip, so it was more like a mousse. I filled them a little fuller than instructed. :) Thanks for this keeper!

Outta Here May 02, 2009

We really liked this. It was super easy to make and makes a good-sized portion for everyone. Those pastry shells are really a terrific item to have on hand! Thanks for the recipe!

Erin_Bear January 01, 2009

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