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Add these quick-fix mini desserts to your next buffet or serve with ice cream for dessert.  They're so tasty, the kids will love them, but they're elegant too, so adults will enjoy!

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 25 minutes
  • Bake: 18 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 20
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate

  • 4 tbsp. butter (1/2 stick)

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until the butter is melted. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

  3. Stir the sugar into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the eggs and vanilla until the mixture is well blended. Stir in the flour until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 15 x12-inch rectangle. Cut the pastry into 20 (3-inch) squares. Press the squares into 20 (3-inch) muffin-pan cups. Spoon about 1 tablespoon chocolate mixture into each square.

  5. Bake the pastries for 18 minutes or they're until golden brown. Remove the pastries from the muffin-pans and cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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Tip

Puff Pastry fillings should be at room temperature. If they’re hot, they can begin to melt the pastry layers, which will affect the pastry’s ability to rise and puff.

How to tell if Puff Pastry is done baking? Take a sharp knife and nick off a teensy piece to test for crispness and flakiness.

Use a long, heavy rolling pin to roll out your Puff Pastry dough: it helps create a pastry that’s even all over and you won’t have to press down too hard to roll it out.

You can bake Puff Pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. For a more even rise, place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your pastry as well.

Inspiration

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  • Top any dessert with shaved chocolate for a gorgeous presentation.

  • Pizzazzerie – These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pastry Puffs from blogger Courtney at Pizzazzerie make for a sweet colorful treat for a springtime baby shower.

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Submitted by:
Sunnie B.
Date: 10/26/2006

4 star rating

"This was a good recipe, easy too. I think I will add a couple oif things on a few of them next time. I liked it."

Submitted by:
Jennifer D.
Date: 11/17/2009

4 star rating

"This is my favorite recipe to take to parties. It's very easy to make and easy to take along. And everyone loves them!"

Submitted by:
Lauren B.
Date: 6/16/2010

4 star rating

"These do not last long, everybody loves them! I have made them several times but I use semi-sweet baker's chocolate."

Submitted by:
Marlene M.
Date: 5/2/2011

4 star rating

"I have been making this for parties and weddings since 1995. It is always a huge hit, and I've given out the recipe many times."

Submitted by:
Marlene M.
Date: 5/3/2011

4 star rating

"I have modified the recipe as follows: I use 4 sheets of puff pastry (2 boxes) and double the filling ingredients. I cut them into the 3 inch squares and put them in mini-muffin pans. You get 80 delicate cookies perfect for a wedding or shower cookie table."

Submitted by:
Mary C.
Date: 5/9/2011

4 star rating

"I've been making this recipe for over 20 years. It's a big hit every time I serve it."

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