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Chocolate Stuffed Puff Pastry

I apologize in advance for how good this dessert is. This thing is DANGEROUS. And it’s really easy to make. I make sure not to have puff pastry available in my fridge too often because I know my own limitations. But hey, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so enjoy this treat—and consider using it as leverage in getting the littles to do their chores!

30 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

Puff pastry (be sure to follow directions on the puff pastry to be sure it’s ready for use)

Egg yolk for egg wash

8oz of chocolate (a giant Hershey bar or chocolate chips work well)

1/2 tablespoon melted butter

    DIRECTIONS

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, spread butter all over.

    Roll out puff pastry onto the baking sheet.

    Place your bar of chocolate or chocolate chips in the center of the dough. (If using chocolate chips, do your best to spread them evenly to resemble a chocolate bar)

    Gently fold the edges of the puff pastry around the chocolate, completely covering it.

    Whisk the egg yolk and lightly brush the puff pastry all over.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.

    Remove it from the oven and let it cool until the chocolate sets.

    Slice and serve!

    COOKING TOGETHER

    KIDS' SOUS-CHEF DUTIES

    They can do almost all of this—from the rolling the puff pastry (littlest littles might need some help with this) to layering the chocolate, folding the pastry edges, and whisking and painting on the egg yolk. Grown-ups do the hot stuff. Don’t forget to let the kids “sneak” a piece of chocolate along the way, and have one for yourself, too.

    Bristol Mayo

    Bristol Mayo is a husband, father, traveler, kitchen alchemist, first of his name, lord of the sauces, and loyal subject of Wakanda. He believes food is tied to memory for a reason—it’s not necessarily about skill, but the feeling it leaves in your heart and belly! Bristol does the cooking while his partner-in-crime Rachel—wife, mother, taste-tester, food photographer extraordinaire—takes the photos.

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