These 2-ingredient Nutella Puffs are the perfect appetizer or dessert for when you want something chocolatey, easy, and fast. So…basically I will be making these every day for the rest of my life.
Sometimes I feel like the most awkward person in the entire world when I have a repairman at my house. I never know what to do. Hover or give him space? Talk or don’t talk? Hi, welcome to my home, it’s kind of like middle school here.
Today a guy came to replace the little screens on the side of the house that cover the crawl space. Have you guys seen that Dirty Jobs show? I think I should have them come follow this guy around. “Crawl Space” should probably be renamed “I Would Rather Fork My Own Eye Than Crawl Here.”
He was working in the backyard, which is where I send the kids when I need to “get stuff done,” also known as, “Karen’s hungry for some sugar and needs to banish all witnesses.” I felt kinda bad about sticking the guy with all the kids, but that was only until I went outside to offer snacks. Then I felt REALLY bad.
I walk out to find the poor guy surrounded by muddy children on bikes. Like a gang. They have forgone all activities and are intent on staring at him as he hammers and pounds. Truman, who is on the edge of a cold, is looking particularly snot-nosed and disheveled. “The little one lost a shoe, so I put it back on him.” Repairman: 1. Mom: 0.
“I made snacks! ONE FOR YOU TOO!” I have to yell, so that he knows I’m talking to him, because I don’t know his name. I proffer a baby cup sampling of a recipe I’m currently developing, which is unfortunately a crusty, violent shade of blue. (Coming soon! Aren’t you so excited??) He eyes it warily. “I’m good, thanks.”
What, don’t you trust my completely unrecognizable food experiments?? This is PERFECTLY NORMAL BEHAVIOR.
Speaking of food experiments. I was testing another recipe a while back and had some leftover squares of puff pastry. So naturally I filled them with Nutella and baked them. OH MY.
Puff pastry is something else guys. It’s kind of like eating a cloud…that’s made of butter. The best part is that all you have to do is take it out of the box. I’m all about the easy these days. If you’re feeling ambitious, try out this 15-Minute Puff Pastry from Dessert for Two. Looks amazing.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Come back on Friday for Galentine’s Day, V-day’s way hotter cousin. I’ll have another Nutella recipe for you, because love is in the air, and, well guys, I love you, okay?
2 Ingredient Nutella PuffsMakes 12 large puffs, or 24 little ones adjust servings
- flour, for dusting
- 1 sheet Puff Pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm)
- 1/2 to 1 cup Nutella
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat, or grease well.
- Spread out the sheet of puff pastry on a clean work surface sprinkled with flour. Flatten it out with your hands or use a rolling pin to smooth it a bit.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut the pastry into 3 strips (right along the fold lines). Make 4 cuts the other way, so you end up with 12 squares.
- At this point you can add the Nutella and bake, or if you want the baby ones that are shown in the final photos, split each square in half one more time to make a rectangle (see photos).
- Use two spoons to add a very small amount of Nutella to the center of each piece of dough. Seriously, we're talking like a teaspoon at the most. (Add a little more if you are only making 12 puffs.)
- Fold the dough over and seal by pinching them together with wet fingers. Have a bowl of water nearby to keep your fingers wet.
- Place the sealed dough on the prepared baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the dough.
- Bake 9-12 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
by The Food Charlatan
^ On the left is the size you want for larger puffs. To make the size shown in the photos, cut them one more time vertically, as shown on the right.
Little puff…big puff. I added raspberry jam, sshhh!! So good. Try it, but not on the little ones. You need more space if you’re doing two fillings.
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