Nutella Pastry Twists

Nutella Pastry Twists are a fun pastry, perfect for breakfast or dessert. Easily made with puff pastry and ready in just 30 minutes.

We love easy Dessert Recipes, especially when they only require a few ingredients to make. By using puff pastry for this recipe and others, like our Cherry Turnovers, you still get a light and flaky pastry but without any added work of making your own dough.

Nutella Pastry Twists on baking sheet

NUTELLA PASTRY TWISTS

Raise your hand if you are obsessed with Nutella. The delicious chocolate and hazelnut spread will quickly stay on your cravings list after just one spoonful. These pastry twists make Nutella the star of the show and really highlights how useful and delicious this dessert spread is.

This pastry twists recipe is so versatile and could be served as an appetizer for your next party, an on the go breakfast, added to your brunch spread or paired with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. So many delicious ways to enjoy them!

Using puff pastry really makes these twists come together easily. No need to make handmade dough from scratch, simply pull it to of the freezer and give it time to thaw. You can place them in the refrigerator overnight so that it becomes easy to work with without being too soft. In a pinch, you can leave it out on the countertop to thaw but keep a close eye on it.

Nutella Pastry twists before baking

Though Nutella is easy to find in most grocery stores, if you decided you want to make your own, check out our Homemade Nutella recipe. You can store it in an airtight container or mason jar and it’ll keep for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. 

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HOW TO MAKE NUTELLA PASTRY TWISTS

  • Puff pastry: Make sure the puff pastry dough is cold so that you can slice it easily without smashing it.
  • Nutella: If Nutellla is too hard to spread, you can microwave it on half power for a few seconds.
  • Egg wash: Egg wash makes sure the pastry is shiny and golden brown and helps sanding sugar stick to the twists.

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VARIATIONS ON NUTELLA PASTRY TWISTS

  • Chocolate: For even more chocolate goodness, add chocolate shavings or dark chocolate chips to the Nutella spread or drizzle chocolate over the top once done baking.
  • Nuts: Sprinkle crushed or chopped hazelnuts or slivered almonds to the Nutella filling.
  • Espresso: Mix in 1-2 tablespoons of espresso to your spread. The coffee enhances the chocolate flavor. 
  • Spread: Add in a fruit jam to the spread like strawberry or raspberry. 

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HOW TO SERVE AND STORE

  • Serve: These pastry twists will last up to a week in a storage container for up to a week.
  • Store: If you store them in the refrigerator, you’ll extend the freshness of the twists for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze: These twists are able to be frozen in a freezer-safe storage bag or container for up to 3 months. 

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Nutella Pastry Twists

Nutella Pastry Twists are a fun pastry, perfect for breakfast or dessert. Easily made with puff pastry and ready in just 30 minutes.
Yield 15 twists
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 17.3-oz. package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry , thawed but cold
  • flour , for dusting work surface
  • cup  Nutella , or other chocolate hazelnut spread
  • large egg
  • coarse sanding sugar , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease it with cooking spray.
  • Unfold one sheet of the puff pastry onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, lightly roll the pastry to seal together any folds.
  • Spread Nutella onto the flattened puff pastry dough.
  • Flatten the second sheet of puff pastry dough and place on top of the first sheet.
  • Cut the dough into one-inch-wide strips and twist each strip into a twist and place on the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg then brush it onto the twists.
  • Sprinkle the twists with sanding sugar if desired.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove the twists from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes on the baking sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Nutella Pastry Twists

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Really long. I cut them in half almost would do 3rds. Very good though. I added heath bar crunch to Nutella.
    I think I’ll frost them with a burned butter frosting.

  2. These were so simple and turned out delicious! My twists weren’t the prettiest but didn’t matter at all the whole family loved them. I added chopped almonds to mine x

  3. These turned out SO good!! We are huge Nutella fans and wanted to try these twists… they taste amazing and they look so beautiful too!