It's a sweet tooth kind of week my friends. Sometimes, I just need some chocolate...covered in cream cheese...and wrapped up in a light, fluffy, crispy shell. Thus the Chocolate Stuffed Puff Pastry Braid was born. This is seriously one of the easiest desserts you will ever make and it looks like you just picked it up at a danish bakery. Oh and remember how Mother's Day is this weekend? Win win!!!
Another great thing about this recipe? 5 ingredients!!! And to be honest, you probably have all of them in your house already. If you do any baking, chances are high you have some puff pastry hanging out in your freezer. If not, it's easily accessible in the freezer section at the store. Chocolate chips? Check. Cream Cheese? Done. Sugar? On it. An egg to make that fluffy shell nice and golden? Yup! Well then let's get started!
The only part of this Chocolate Stuffed Puff Pastry Braid that might require some actual focus is the braiding. And guess what? WAY easier than you'd think. Slice some lines diagonally and fold over each other. Woot! You've got a bakery worthy dessert coming your way (your mom will be super impressed this Sunday if you serve this during your Mother's Day brunch!).
Remember the garnishes! If you don't have any fresh fruit to top no worries but I strongly suggest some sifted powdered sugar to add some oomph to the final product. So 5-ingredients? 30 minutes with 25 of that spent in the oven? Basically the easiest, simplest dessert pastry is ready for you in 3..2..1!Print