Photo: David Prince
Makes 4 servings

Start with frozen, store-bought cream puffs and this three-ingredient dessert is a snap. Let the puffs thaw during dinner, then roll them in warm caramel sauce and serve on a bed of hot fudge or dark-chocolate sauce.

How to Make It

Defrost the cream puffs according to the label directions. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring 3/4 of the caramel sauce to a boil. Boil for 1 minute or until the sauce thickens into a chewy glaze. Holding a cream puff with tongs or speared on a fork, dip one side of the puff into the caramel, then place on a dessert plate. Repeat with the remaining puffs, arranging 4 on each plate. A few minutes before serving, warm the hot fudge sauce over low heat. Spoon it around the plated cream puffs. For a Valentine's Day touch, drop 3 small dollops of the remaining unboiled caramel sauce into the hot fudge sauce on each plate. With a toothpick, draw a line through the drops to form hearts (see photo).

Fake It, Don't Make It

Ratings & Reviews

HealthyDessert's Review

August 29, 2013
When I looked at this, I was hoping for made-from-scratch cream puffs. It really isn't difficult to make, but that's not always a good thing.

Cslaymaker22's Review

September 05, 2012
i made this the other day and it was so amazing i wanted to make more

kasmil's Review

August 23, 2012
So what if it's "pre-packaged" and not baked from scratch! BFD!! Sometimes I just don't feel like hauling out all the pots, pans and ingredients to bake - or I need something FAST for unexpected visitors.

CoconutGirl's Review

August 24, 2011

itismedia's Review

September 21, 2010
Seriously? Even no bake, icebox, etc... recipes require ingredients. This is just a serving idea for a prepackaged dessert item.

milopt86's Review

September 20, 2010
I give this 5 stars (outstanding) because it is so creative and easy. Who care if it's packaged stuff. Anywhere we can get a little help deserves credit.

1misspriss's Review

September 20, 2010
i concur! a recipe? puhlease!

jegkafly's Review

September 20, 2010
I agree with the other reviewer that this is not a "recipe". It may qualify as menu recommendation, but a boxed dessert and bottle of sauce isn't a recipe.

Browniequeen's Review

September 20, 2010
This site is getting pretty lame if defrosting a box of frozen cream puffs and opening a jar of fudge sauce now constitutes a 'recipe.' More like a paid plug for the brand of cream puffs mentioned.

jjfadoosh's Review

July 02, 2009
couldn't be yummier or easier!