Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls, oh my! Halloween is the time for treats, and our Halloween Nutella Puff Pastries are ready to steal the spotlight at your spooky celebration. These delightful, flaky pastries filled with creamy Nutella are the perfect blend of indulgent and adorable, making them a hit with kids and adults alike. Whether you’re preparing for a festive gathering or just want to add a touch of sweetness to your Halloween night, these little delights are a must-try. Join us on a culinary adventure as we conjure up these enchanting, bite-sized pastries that are almost too cute to eat!
Step by step method
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
Take one sheet of puff pastry and slice it into 8 rectangles.
Out of those 8 rectangles, slice 4 of them into horizontal strips.
Lay out the 4 full rectangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Spread a layer of Nutella on each rectangular pastry, leaving a small gap around the edges
In a small bowl, mix 1 small egg and 1 teaspoon of milk to create an egg wash.
Brush the egg wash over the edges of the pastry rectangles with Nutella.
Use the horizontal strips to create a criss-cross pattern over the Nutella, ensuring you leave small spaces between the strips.
Brush the top of the pastries with more of the egg wash for a golden finish and bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 12 minutes or until the pastries are golden and puffed up.
Once the puff pastries are baked and have cooled slightly, dust them with powdered sugar for a ghostly appearance and add 2 edible eyes to each pastry to give them that adorable and spooky look.
Tips & variations
Ensure that your puff pastry is chilled, as it's easier to handle and results in flakier pastries.
When spreading Nutella on the pastry, be sure to leave a small gap around the edges to prevent it from oozing out during baking.
When creating the criss-cross pattern with the horizontal strips, make sure they are evenly spaced and that you have small openings between the strips to reveal the Nutella.
Adding powdered sugar and edible eyes after baking gives the pastries a fun and spooky appearance. This is where you can get creative and make them as cute or eerie as you like.