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Gooey Chocolate Puffs
No sugar on top of these
I have been having fun with puff pastry. It turns out looking presentable and it is delicious. I asked last week's Shabbos guests if their kids wanted chocolate and marshmallow or chocolate and peanut butter. Both were approved so I ended up making both being a good hostess. I could have used peanut butter in the puffs instead of the marshmallow and I am not sure which would have been better. These were good and I could not eat just one.
Gooey Chocolate Pastry Puffs
1 package, frozen puff pastry
3/4 c. Nutella or other hazelnut chocolate spread
1 egg for egg wash
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Lightly flour a board or counter top and lightly roll out the thawed pastry dough slightly.
Divide according to lines on dough. I used Pepperidge Farm.
Brush water on the edges.
On one half of the piece, spread about 1 tablespoon chocolate spread, leaving a small edge on all sides.
Brush the tops with an egg wash and sprinkle granulated sugar on top.
Make two slits with a sharp knife through the top layer of pastry.
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.
These were too big for me so I sliced into smaller pieces.
The above cookies were made to come out in squares. The sugar messed them up when I did not sprinkle it evenly.
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