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Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Hand Pies

Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Hand Pies have a light, airy and soft interior enhanced by a deep dark chocolate. The whole thing is wrapped in a golden brown Puff Pastry with a delicate crunch.

A white plate holds a puff pastry crescent that\'s been filled and drizzled with chocolate. A jar of a small jar of chocolate chips sits in the background in front of a striped blue towel.

When I made those Pear Hand Pies, I went to the trouble to make my own crust. With the holidays coming up, I wanted to come up with something that would be perfect for my holiday brunch.

It has to be quick and make my guests feel like I’m glad that they’re here.

6 puff pastry crescents filled and drizzled with chocolate sit on a cooling rack over a piece of parchment paper.

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets but my love of their product and the opinions stated here are all my own. 

Puff Pastry was my answer. I’ve used Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets for so many dishes in the past including Apple Pecan Pastries. They’re so easy to just roll up into little danishes and a lightened  Herbes de Provence Pot Pie. I knew Puff Pastry would be perfect for this project too.

Puff Pastry Sheets are so easy to use. I dusted my counter with a little flour and rolled them out gently from the center just to smooth them out. If you have a tear you can easily repair it with a finger dipped in a little water.

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I brushed these Puff Pastry Hand Pies with an egg wash and then sprinkled them with turbinado sugar leaving them golden with a subtle sweet crunch. The interior was light, soft and airy and enhanced with a deep dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Hand Pies

These Puff Pastry Hand Pies looked and tasted exactly like what I want on my brunch table.

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6 puff pastry crescents that are filled and drizzled with chocolate sit on a cooling rack over a piece of parchment paper.
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Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Hand Pies

DARK CHOCOLATE PUFF PASTRY HAND PIES HAVE A LIGHT, AIRY AND SOFT INTERIOR ENHANCED BY A DEEP DARK CHOCOLATE. THE WHOLE THING IS WRAPPED IN A GOLDEN BROWN PUFF PASTRY WITH A DELICATE CRUNCH.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 12 hand pies
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry 2 sheets
  • 1-1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • Sugar Turbinado, demerara or white granulated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. When they are about half melted, remove from heat and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Lightly flour a working surface. Unfold a Puff Pastry Sheet and roll from the center with a lightly floured rolling pin. Stamp 6-4″ circles with a cookie or biscuit cutter and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Whip egg white and water together. Brush the edges of each circle with egg white using a pastry brush.
  • Spoon a Tablespoon of chocolate into the center of the Puff Pastry circle. Fold in half meeting the edges together. Crimp edges with a fork. Brush top with additional egg whites. Sprinkle with sugar. Pierce the top about three times gently with a fork or sharp knife.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack.
  • Put remaining chocolate in a re-closable plastic bag. Snip a small corner from the bag and drizzle the tops with additional dark chocolate.
  • Serve immediately or store in an air-tight closable container at room temperature.

Notes

I spooned chocolate into a re-closable plastic bag as soon as I was finished with it. If chocolate starts to set run it under hot water massaging the bag until smooth. Alternately you could reheat in the double boiler and let cool slightly and drizzle with a fork.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.6mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Oh, by the way, my little neighbor did a taste test and these Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Hand Pies passed with flying colors! Whew! I can’t wait for a couple more ideas from this kid!


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Recipe Rating




Mike

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

light and airy with chocolate. Great finger food

Lea

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Having problem with chocolate running out after baked-any solutions

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Make sure your pastry edges are all sealed, Lea and don't overfill. Also, remove the chocolate from the heat when it's only half melted and stir until smooth. Please let me know if you continue having problems so we can figure this out for you. Thank you for reaching out.

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Jhuls

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Haha! What a cute comment! Those puff pastry sheets would come in handy! I wish I am not lazy to search for such useful stuff! :D And the pies look so tempting! I love chocolate-filled pies and croissants! They are just good for kids and adults, too. :D

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Thank you, Jhuls! Those sheets sure come in handy. I've never made puff pastry by hand. I'm too lazy!

Lily

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Just came across this on Pinterest. It reminds me of a chocolate croissant! I'm so making this very soon:)

Julie Menghini

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

They are so easy and yummy Lily! Thanks for stopping by!