This Nutella puff pastry dessert is simply divine and can easily be made in bulk to serve at a party or any large gathering! I love how the puff pastry tastes so buttery and flaky!
Nutella puff pastry
The minute I take a bite of one of these beautiful Nutella puff pastry flowers, I have to slow down and savor it to stop myself from devouring them all in one sitting! Just thinking about them makes my mouth water!
Anyone who knows me well also recognizes my undying love for Nutella. This addicting hazelnut cocoa spread is flavorful, rich, and there for me whenever I need a little pick me up at the end of a long work week. That’s why I am so thrilled to show you how to make these Nutella puff pastry flowers. Today, I will share my tricks to creating this cute, easy, and delicious Nutella pastry recipe.
More puff pastry deliciousness:
- Strawberry puff pastry pinwheels
- Apple Danish with crumbs
- Mini lemon tarts in puff pastry
- Poppy seed rolls
Puff pastry desserts with Nutella
Seriously, if you have a jar of Nutella in your kitchen, you have to try this recipe! Almost any adult out there is fully capable of making these Nutella puff pastry flowers, I promise. All you need is 4 ingredients, and you don’t even have to be good at baking to pull it off.
What do you need to make Nutella puff pastry?
This simple, quick and easy recipe requires just a handful of ingredients and chances are you already have those in the pantry and your freezer. Especially if you are a big Nutella and puff pastry lover!
You’ll need at least one sheet of puff pastry. You can buy it or make it yourself although this is time consuming and a bit of an arm work.
Then you’ll need just 2 more ingredients: Nutella and peanut butter, both at room temperature. You can even skip peanut butter if you are not a fan of the chocolate peanut butter combo.
To give your flowers that beautiful golden color you can brush them with egg wash.
How do you make Nutella puff pastry flowers?
Prepare your puff pastry
First, you will need the puff pastry sheet. If you have some stored in the freezer, take one out and leave it in the fridge overnight. Let it thaw the rest of the way at room temperature for about half an hour before you begin making the dessert. While you wait, turn your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and let it preheat.
If you don’t already have puff pastry sheets, head over to the nearest grocery store and buy a package or two. Puff pastry is quite affordable and can be found in the frozen section near the pies most of the time.
Make the egg wash
Next, create an egg wash by scrambling one small egg with two teaspoons of water. Use either a fork or small whisk to combine the water and egg in a small bowl. Once your puff pastry is fully thawed, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut out nine symmetrical squares.
Make the flowers
Cut some parchment paper into 4-inch squares and place the individual puff pastry squares on top of each of them. Using a pastry brush, add egg wash to the edges of the cut pastry. Then, add ½ teaspoon of Nutella and ½ teaspoon of peanut butter in the middle of each puff pastry.
Now, bring all four corners to the middle and pinch them together. Repeat so that your puff pastry looks more like a ball than a square. Flip it over so that the pinched ends are on the bottom, then lightly press the dough ball down with your fingers so that your puff pastry doesn’t fall apart.
Take a sharp knife and cut the pastry into four sections, leaving the middle intact. Repeat so that you have eight cuts total, and use the same knife to twist the dough 45 degrees to make them look like flower petals. At this point, you should be able to see the peanut butter and Nutella filling.
Repeat the previous steps until all the puff pastry squares are ready to bake. Get a sheet pan and place each dessert on top of the parchment paper squares you previously prepared. Spread them evenly on the pan, so none of the pastries are touching.
Bake the cookies
Once your oven has preheated, place your pan on the middle rack and cook the puff pastries for about 15 minutes. Cooking times may vary, so you may want to check them at around 12 minutes the first time around, just to be safe. Take them out of the oven once the puff pastry flowers turn golden brown.
Allow your puff pastry flowers to cool before serving.
How to decorate these Nutella flowers?
To make these beauties look even more appetizing, use a small mesh strainer and dust them with a touch of powdered sugar on top.
Alternatively, you can drizzle some melted chocolate before serving.
If you want to go the extra mile, consider making a powdered sugar glaze by combining powdered sugar with some heavy cream and vanilla extract. Add the heavy cream to the sugar one tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. This glaze adds an extra element of indulgence.
How do you store Nutella puff pastry?
If you have any leftover Nutella flowers, they can be kept in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer. The cooked puff pastries can keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. The best method for reheating these puff pastry flowers is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and place the refrigerated (or thawed) dessert on an oven-safe baking tray and cover it with tin foil. Bake for 10 minutes and allow it to cool before eating. This method helps the pastry retain its flaky texture. You may also use a microwave to reheat them if you’re in a pinch. Place the dessert on a plate and put a damp paper towel on top. Set the microwave on high for 20 seconds, and repeat as necessary until the dessert is ready. Make sure to use 20-second increments to avoid overheating the outer part of the pastry.
I hope you enjoy making this dessert. It can include any number of filling combinations. Feel free to make these puff pastry flowers with cream cheese and strawberry jam, raspberry jam and mini chocolate chips, or even thinly sliced apples and caramel sauce. The sky is the limit when it comes to puff pastry desserts. Don’t be afraid to try new flavors if you don’t have Nutella on hand. Of course, my favorite combination will always be Nutella and peanut butter, but there is no need to limit yourself when making these puff pastry flowers.
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Nutella puff pastry flowers
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 1 small egg
- 2 tsp water
- 5 tsp Nutella
- 5 tsp peanut butter
- icing sugar for dusting optional
- Thaw pastry
- Pre heat oven at 400 F
- Break egg and place in a small bowl then whisk with a fork. Add water and whisk
- Using a sharp knife or a pastry/pizza wheel, cut pastry into 9 squares of about 4".
- Taking one square at a time, place pastry squares on baking paper squares.
- Brush edges with egg wash
- Place about 1/2 tsp Nutella in the middle of the pastry square.
- Top off Nutella with about 1/2 tsp peanut butter.
- Bring 4 corners together, then repeat for the sides.
- Shape pastry into a ball then flip, folded side down.
- Lightly press the ball with your fingers to flatten just a little
- Grab a sharp knife and cut the pastry into 8.
- With the help of a knife, twist the petals 45 degrees, all to the same side. The filling should be visible after twisting.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes or until pastry is golden.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Dust icing sugar - optional.