Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

It’s happening…the cravings for anything sweet dipped in chocolate, peanut butter or caramel. Well, pretty much anything sweet at all. And no, I am not pregnant…it’s the Holiday Season!

I’m not much of a baker and I usually crave a giant bowl of queso over anything sweet. But this time of year brings out my sweet tooth and the urge to experiment in the kitchen.

I’m obsessed with Reese’s. It’s my favorite candy combo and what could be more delicious than chocolate and peanut butter wrapped in buttery flakey dough, dipped in more chocolate and caramel, sprinkled with a hint of spice and cinnamon. That crazy concoction was in my head tonight and voila…Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs. I couldn’t get the damn lighting right in the kitchen tonight for my pics but take my word for it…these are sinfully delicious!

Happy Eating!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Serves 15 puffs

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 package Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis
  • 2 eggs
  • heavy cream
  • Nutella [around 15 teaspoons]
  • caramel sauce
  • cayenne pepper
  • ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Cut the puff pastry into 15 squares using a pizza cutter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Place 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Bell on the center of each square.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Wrap the pastry around the bell.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Roll in the palm of your hands to make a ball.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly coated with cooking spray.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Mix the eggs with a dollop of heavy cream and whisk to make the egg wash. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each puff with the wash. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until the dough is cooked through and lightly golden.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Place a teaspoon of the Nutella on a serving platter for each puff. The puffs will sit on top of the Nutella so make sure they are spaced a part.

Place a single puff on top of each dollop of Nutella. Drizzle with the caramel sauce and lightly sprinkle with the cayenne pepper and ground cinnamon. Be careful with the cayenne…a little goes a long way!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

Bon Appetit & Happy Holidays!

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