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Hazelnut Puff Pastry Hearts – A Valentine’s Day Treat

Hazelnut Puff Pastry hearts are a delicious treat for Valentine’s Day – or any day for a special someone in your life. Who can turn down delicious chocolate hazelnut spread baked up in a tender, buttery puff pastry.

heart shaped puff pastries with nutella

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These puff pastry hearts are only two inches wide so make up two or three for each person. As with most desserts using puff pastry, these are best served the day they are made.

The recipe uses a store-bought puff pastry sheet. You may certainly make your own puff pastry if you have the time.

The process of assembling the hearts is quite simple so grab the kids to help you make these.

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Tips for making the Hazelnut Puff Pastry Hearts:

Ingredients:

Just a few ingredients are used in this recipe:

  • Puff pastry: one sheet of store-bought puff pastry will make a total of 6 heart-shaped goodies. Defrost the pastry in the refrigerator if using a frozen sheet.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: there are several quality commercial brands available. Nutella is one of these brands.
  • An egg and granulated sugar: the puff pastry should be brushed with a lightly whipped egg and sprinkled with sugar prior to baking. Also, the egg is used to help seal the hearts.

Process to assemble the puff pastry hearts:

  • Cut twelve 2-inch hearts from a sheet of defrosted puff pastry.
  • Fill the center of 6 of the hearts with the chocolate hazelnut spread. Brush the edges with the whipped egg.
  • Place an unfilled heart over the heart filled with the hazelnut spread.
  • Seal the edges by crimping with a fork. The edges should be sealed well so the top of the pastry does not separate from the bottom.
  • Lightly brush the top of each heart with the egg wash. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Using a knife, create a small slit in the top of each heart (this will allow steam to escape).
filling heart shaped desserts with chocolate hazelnut spread
crimping edges of heart shaped pastries

I hope you enjoy these Nutella puff pastry hearts as much as my friends and family do!

FAQs

What is puff pastry?

Puff pastry is a laminated pastry with alternating layers of butter and dough. It is light and flaky. Check out this article for an in-depth description.

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a brand of sweet cocoa and hazelnut spread manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero. Visit this link to learn a bit about the history of Nutella . In addition to Nutella there are several other commercial brands available.row of hazelnuts

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Hazelnut Puff Pastry Hearts

These Hazelnut Puff Pastry hearts are a delicious treat for Valentine's Day – or any day for someone special.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 2" Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry defrosted
  • Cup Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (e.g. Nutella)
  • 1 Large Egg, lightly whipped For brushing on hearts to seal and prior to baking
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar To sprinkle over hearts prior to baking
  • ¼ Cup Chocolate Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Confectioners' Sugar For sprinkling over hearts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Cut twelve 2" hearts from a sheet of defrosted puff pastry.
  • Fill the center of 6 of the hearts with the chocolate hazelnut spread. Brush the edges with the whipped egg.
  • Place an unfilled heart over the heart filled with the hazelnut spread. Seal the edges by crimping with a fork.
  • Lightly brush the top of each heart with the egg wash. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Using a knife, create a small slit in the top of each heart (this will allow steam to escape).
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Pastries will be golden brown and risen.
  • Allow pastries to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and drizzle with melted chocolate.

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Keyword hazelnut puff pastry hearts, heart shaped desserts, nutella desserts, valentine’s day desserts
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9 Comments

  1. Courtney Young

    Reply

    I can’t wait to try these out – the hearts are so cute and the recipe sounds delicious!

  2. Debbie

    Reply

    5 stars
    These are adorable and perfect Valentine’s Day! They also look amazingly delicious!

  3. Whitney Stewart

    Reply

    5 stars
    These look so delicious, my moth watered just READING this post! I can’t only imagine how they taste! So you better believe I’m going to be trying these out VERY SOON! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

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