chocolate pastry on a white board with 3 pieces cut
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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Pastry Braid

Chocolate Pastry Braid is a fast and easy recipe.  Perfect for when unexpected guests arrive or you just want something sweet.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Chocolate, Dessert
Cuisine: American/Italian
Keyword: chocolate pastry, puff pastry dessert
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 pre made puff pastry (8x10 inches / 20 x 25 cm)
  • 4 ounces chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

TOPPING

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2-3 tablespoons icing / powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Roll out the puff pastry, place the chocolate bars down the centre (sprinkle with chopped nuts if using), leaving a 1/2 inch (1 cm) space at the top and the bottom, fold the dough over the chocolate.
  • Cut strips of about 1/2 inch (1 cm) on both sides of the puff pastry, being careful not to go too far under the chocolate. Then bring the strips over the chocolate from one side to the other.
  • Continue to make a braid of the puff pastry, crossing the strips. Place the chocolate pastry on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. And refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Remove from the fridge and brush with egg wash. Then sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Bake the Chocolate Pastry for approximately 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.  Let it cool then sprinkle lightly with icing sugar! Enjoy!

EGG WASH

  • In a small bowl beat together the egg and water.

Notes

Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0.4% | Calcium: 0.9% | Iron: 5.1%