15 min prep time, 20 min baking time, serves 6 people
Do you want to surprise your loved ones for the holidays? Bake this easy to make Christmas Tree Pastry! With store-bought puff pastry dough and a ready made chocolate-hazelnut spread filling, this stunning dessert will be ready in no time! Your family and guests will love the look of this delicious Christmas tree, and children will love decorating the tree withsugar candies and M&M’s. Happy holidays!
- 2 packages puff pastry
- 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 small package M&M candy
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
- Roll out one sheet of puff pastry into the shape of a large rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Place this on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Cut the puff pastry into the shape of a Christmas tree with a wide base and a small rectangle at the bottom for the trunk. Spread a thin layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread over the triangle, evening it out with the back of a spoon.
- Roll out the second sheet of puff pastry and cut it into the same shape as the first. Place it on top.
- Lightly score the pastries with 2 sets of cuts going down the sides of the “tree”. Make sure the lines get longer as you make your way to the base of the tree to simulate the branches on a tree. Use the picture below as a reference.
- Gently twist the branches away from you, trying to get in 2 turns as you move to the lower branches. Continue moving down the tree, twisting away from you until all branches are done.
- Cut a small star out of the excess pastry and place it on top of the tree. Brush the star and tree with the beaten egg. Mix sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle it over the pastry.
- Place the baking sheet with the Christmas tree on top into the preheated oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the pastry expands and is golden brown. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and let the pastry cool off. Transfer the Christmas tree pastry to a serving plate.
- I used M&M’s and powdered sugar to decorate the tree with “ornaments” and “snow”, but you can use whatever you want. Serve.