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Cocoa Petit Pastry Puffs

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Sweetened cocoa-laced whipped cream fills flaky pastry puffs to create this dreamy dessert. Puff pastry sheets make this chocolate lover's treat easy to prepare anytime.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Bake: 10 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 30
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Recipe

Ingredients

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

  • 3 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Unsweetened baking cocoa, chocolate curls or chocolate sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Unfold the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry into a 14 x 9-inch rectangle. Cut the pastry into 30 rounds, using a 1 3/4-inch cookie or biscuit cutter and place the pastry rounds 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Prick the pastry rounds with a fork. Brush them with water and sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.

  3. Bake the pastry rounds for 10 minutes or until they're golden brown. Remove the pastry rounds from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

  4. Beat the cream, cocoa and remaining sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer set on high speed until stiff peaks form. Split the pastries into 2 layers. Spread about 2 teaspoons chocolate mixture on 30 bottom layers. Top with the top layers. Sift the cocoa over the pastries, if desired.

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Tip

If you want a flaky thin and crispy pastry that’s not very puffy, prick the unbaked Puff Pastry all over with a fork, which lets steam escape while baking.

When using an egg wash, be sure it doesn’t run down the cut sides of the pastry, as that will make edges stick together and stop the pastry from rising.

If bubbles appear on the surface while baking Puff Pastry, prick with a fork to deflate them.

Remove only as many pastry sheets as you need. Wrap unused sheets in plastic wrap or foil and return to the freezer.

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Submitted by:
Donna P.
Date: 12/7/2005

5 star rating

"My grandkids love these little things!!!!"

Submitted by:
Sara R.
Date: 3/13/2011

5 star rating

"They came out great and all were eaten. I think next time I would make them smaller to be bite size."

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