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Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Twists

Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Twists


Description

Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Twists are buttery and sweet with a light and delicate crunch! This is a great way to use leftover puff pastry and a quick and easy dessert for entertaining!


Ingredients

  • 4 oz almond paste (not marzipan, if you don't have almond paste, just add the ⅓ c granulated sugar as noted below and add 1 tsp almond extract)
  • c granulated sugar
  • all purpose flour (for rolling)
  • 1 sheet store bought puff pastry (defrosted but not warm)
  • 2-3 tbsp butter (melted - salted or unsalted can be used as there is no additional salt in this recipe)
  • 3 oz milk or dark chocolate
  • sliced almonds for decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, blend the almond paste and sugar until it is completely homogeneous (or, just sugar and almond extract if you're not using almond paste). Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle a bit of flour on top of your work surface and on your rolling pin. Roll the pastry out until you have formed a larger rectangle.
  4. Brush the melted butter on the top of the pastry.
  5. Generously sprinkle the almond/sugar mixture on top of the buttered pastry and press into the dough firmly.
  6. Fold the dough in half so that the shorter ends of the rectangle meet. Press down on the dough again.
  7. Using a pastry wheel or a knife, cut the dough lengthwise into 8 long strips. Then, cut one line down the middle to form 16 strips.
  8. Press the dough on both ends and twist to form the shape. Place the twists onto the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the twists have puffed up and are golden brown.
  10. Allow the twists to cool on a wire rack.
  11. Melt chocolate in 10 second intervals in the microwave.
  12. Using either a fork or a pastry bag, drizzle the chocolate on top of the twists.
  13. Sprinkle slices almonds on top of the chocolate.
  14. Allow the chocolate to fully set and serve!

Notes

Recipe by Owlbbaking.com