Westchester Food Finders, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Our next recipe can be considered a “life hack” for chocolate lovers and its as easy as two ingredients and 15 minutes! If you have kids, this is definitely something that you can make with them.
Premade puff pastry dough
Optional :Powdered Sugar
I want to start off by saying that making your own puff pastry is not too difficult, and when you have time, please by all means go for it. This recipe is for those of us who get caught in a situation where you need something sweet to complete your menu, or your future in-laws decide to visit last minute for a cup of coffee, or even the playdate where you are short on a snack for kids and adults alike.
Be prepared. Pick up a package of puff pasty in advance and keep it in your refrigerator or freezer. The puff pastry will hold for a while!
Next, if its not a staple in your pantry already, pick up some Nutella. It too will hold in your pantry for a while!
Unroll your puff pastry and cut into 4 equal pieces. the puff pastry will more than likely come wrapped in parchment paper. You will use that parchment paper to back your chocolate goodness.
Add 1 table spoon of Nutella to each piece of puff pastry and spread evenly. (if you need to have more than 4 sweet treats, cut into 8 pieces and adjust Nutella and cooking time accordingly.)
Fold, roll, and get creative with the designs. If you wish you can use cookie cutters and make chocolate filled stars, flowers, trains, etc…Don’t worry about how they look going into the over. Some of the worst going in the oven cook up to looking like the best. See below for some examples.
Cook for 15-20 minutes; The smaller the pieces, the quicker the cook time!
You will know they are ready when your kitchen smells awesome and the pasty is golden brown!
Serve warm and enjoy the pastry and all the compliments that will come with it . But remember don’t tell them how easy they were to make. That will be our little secret!