Puff pastry twists or puff pastry braids? No matter what you call them, one thing is certain: Dessert doesn’t get much easier or more impressive than this recipe for Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists!

A close-up of Nutella twists made with puff pastry and sanding sugar on top

We’re talking four ingredients and a few quick tricks to take you from packaged puff pastry to a tempting treat worthy of a spot on your local bakery’s dessert display.

Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists Recipe

Simply unfold the puff pastry and slather it generously with your chocolate hazelnut spread of choice. Then roll it up tightly into a log and slice it lengthwise to expose layer after layer of chocolate-covered dough.

Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists Recipe

Then all that’s left to do is twist the pieces to form a braid and pinch them securely on the ends. You’ll then repeat the filling, rolling and braiding process with the second sheet of puff pastry. After all, why make one giant twist when you can make two? #idontsharedessert

Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists Recipe

Transfer your twists onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat, which is my go-to when it comes to baking. Silpats offer all of the nonstick powers of parchment paper but can be reused time and time again.

Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists Recipe

Finish off your creation with a quick egg wash to ensure golden brown edges all around and then let it rain with a shower of sanding sugar for added pizzaz and crunch. The result is two extra-large puff pastry twists loaded with chocolate and ready for slicing and serving with a cold glass of milk.

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Chocolate puff pastry twists close-up on brown parchment paper

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Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists

Puff pastry twists or puff pastry braids? No matter what you call them, one thing is certain: Dessert doesn't get much easier or more impressive than these buttery, chocolatey confections. We're talking four ingredients and a few quick tricks to take you from packaged puff pastry to a tempting treat worthy of a spot on your local bakery's dessert display.
4.67 from 18 votes
A close-up of Nutella twists made with puff pastry and sanding sugar on top
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 2 large twists

Ingredients 

  • 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed but cold
  • All purpose flour, for dusting work surface
  • 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
  • 1 large egg
  • Crystal sanding sugar, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • 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 ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread on the pastry, leaving a 1 inch border around all of the edges. Beginning on the longest end, tightly roll up the pastry into a log. Cut the log in half lengthwise then carefully twist together the two pieces to form a braid, pinching the ends together to hold the braid in place.
  • Repeat the filling, rolling and braiding process with the second sheet of puff pastry and the remaining chocolate hazelnut spread then arrange the twists on the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg then brush it atop the twists. Sprinkle the twists with the crystal sanding sugar (optional) and bake them for 25 to 30 minutes or until they're golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the twists from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet before slicing and serving.
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Calories: 1517kcal, Carbohydrates: 148g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 93g, Saturated Fat: 55g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 397mg, Potassium: 715mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 82g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Calcium: 187mg, Iron: 10.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Soooo yummy and EASY!!!
    I’ve made these so many times and for many different people. Everyone LOVES them!!!! It’s so easy and quick to make!

  2. Thank you soo much! Yes, I put them
    Together this morning & baking now.
    Can’t wait to try. Happy healthy new year to
    you

  3. 3 stars
    I cooked this in a fab oven on 180 as you stated but after the time the puff pastry was still raw in the middle! Not sure what I did wrong?

    1. Hi Emma – Did you bake it on “convection?” Your mention of “fan” makes me think perhaps you did? If so, it wouldn’t be done in the center by the time the exterior browned. Try baking it just on the regular “bake” setting on your oven :)

    1. Hi Grace! They’re definitely best fresh, but I’ve had them the day after being made and they are still tasty :) Just reheat them at 250°F for a few minutes to warm them.

  4. 5 stars
    I have made this several times now and it turned out perfectly done each time !
    I highly recommend this recipe , especially for a beginner baker as the professional looking results will provide confidence and encouragement for any newbie !
    Thanks for a great recipe !

  5. 5 stars
    Such an easy and quick dessert! i had less than 1/4 puffy dough sheet left, and it still worked so well, made a pretty nice late-night dessert for 2.
    saved! and will definitely make again!

  6. 5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious. I added a tiny bit of brown sugar and cinnamon on top of egg wash. Yum

  7. 4 stars
    Hi, I made these yesterday. I think I know where I went wrong. My twist coming out of the oven was still very heavy, and a bit not cooked in the middle. My oven is fan assisted is powerful so I usually take anything out before the recommended time, as the pasty was already dark golden brown. Also think I should have rolled the pastry tighter. I will give it another go, just wondering if you had any extra pointers. Thanks :)

    1. Hi Val! Did you bake it on “convection?” Your mention of “fan” makes me think perhaps you did? If so, it wouldn’t be done in the center by the time the exterior browned. Try baking it just on the regular “bake” setting on your oven :)

  8. 2 stars
    Easy to make but when they came out of the oven they were all sloppy and kept no shape at all :-( followed all of the instructions but ended up in the bin.

  9. 5 stars
    They taste absolutely amazing and hit my sweet tooth hard as I made layers of Nutella. It was warm and gooey IN LOVE! Would definitely recommend a little bit of icing sugar when they come out of the oven and ready to ea

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