Puff Pastry Nutella Twists

This Puff Pastry Nutella Twists recipe is the perfect way to use up puff pastry trimmings. As 2 ingredient nutella puff pastry recipes go this is so quick and the finished result looks incredible and are an absolutely delicious sweet treat.

Love Nutella? Love pastry? Combine the two with this indulgent recipe for homemade puff pastry Nutella twists. Follow our step-by-step guide to create a flaky, buttery pastry filled with rich, chocolatey Nutella goodness. Your taste buds will thank you!

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress.

Why you’ll love this Puff Pastry Nutella Twists recipe

These easy nutella puff pastry recipe are incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and some simple steps, you’ll have a batch of delicious pastries ready to go in no time.

Plus, the combination of flaky pastry and rich chocolate is unbeatable. It’s a treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress anyone who tries it.

This easy nutella puff pastry recipe is all about indulging in decadence without spending hours in the kitchen. So go ahead and take a shortcut with the pastry. I won’t tell anyone this puff pastry nutella braid will be just as good!

One of the best things about using Nutella chocolate spread in your puff pastry twists is that it’s already perfectly sweet and flavorful, so you don’t need to add any additional sugar or spices to the filling.

Simply spread a generous layer of Nutella over the rolled-out puff pastry, fold it up, and slice it into twists for an irresistible snack or dessert.

close up of the nutella and puff pastry twists

Puff Pastry Nutella Twists Ingredients

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Shop Bought Puff Pastry

While homemade puff pastry can be a fun and rewarding project, it’s also time-consuming and requires a lot of effort. But with the quality of store-bought puff pastry available these days, you can still achieve that buttery, flaky goodness without all the work.

Nutella or Chocolate Spread

This heavenly creation is made from a blend of roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and sugar, resulting in a smooth and creamy texture that’s perfect for spreading on just about anything. And when paired with the buttery richness of puff pastry, Nutella chocolate spread is a classic for a reason.

How to make Puff Pastry Nutella Twists – step by step

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Whether serving them at brunch, or as a snack to use up leftover puff pastry or as a dessert, these twists are guaranteed to impress.

Puff Pastry Nutella Twists being made. Nutella on a puff pastry sheet.

Start by rolling out or spreading out your puff pastry.

Spread some chocolate spread on one half and fold over. Lightly press down on the sides.

Puff Pastry Nutella Twists ready to baked

Slice your pastry into long strips along the folded edge and twist them a few times on itself. Then brush with a beaten egg.

Puff Pastry Nutella Twists

Bake until the pastry is golden brown with a light crisp.

Top Tips Puff Pastry Nutella Twists

To save time, you can prepare the puff pastry and Nutella filling ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble and bake. That way everyone can enjoy hot Nutella puff pastry braids.

For a golden brown and flaky puff pastry crust, brush the nutella twists with an egg wash before baking.

If you’re short on time or don’t have the patience for twisting the pastry, you can also simply spoon the Nutella filling onto the puff pastry, fold it over, and seal the edges for a Nutella turnover.

Puff Pastry Nutella Twists Serving Suggestions

One classic way to enjoy these sweet puff pastry Nutella twists is with a cup of coffee or tea as a midday snack or after-dinner dessert.

For something more decadent, serve your puff pastry nutella treats alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzle with melted chocolate for an extra indulgence.

If you want to switch things up, try adding chopped nuts or fruit to the Nutella filling or sprinkling powdered sugar on top of the twists before baking.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these puff pastry Nutella twists are sure to be a hit with anyone who has a sweet tooth.


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Puff Pastry Nutella Twists – Substitutions and variations

Shortcrust Pastry Nutella

Try making Nutella twists with shortcrust pastry. The crunchy layers are a perfect match to the creamy, sweet chocolate spread.

Check out my shortcrust pastry recipe to try at home.

Add Cinnamon

For a more festive twist on this nutella puff pastry idea – try sprinkling some cinnamon on top of your nutella twists before you bake them. The richness of the flavour is wonderful at this time of year.

Change the shape

To add a bit more visual interest to your twists, try using different shaped cutters instead of a simple rectangle. Heart, star, or flower-shaped twists are particularly eye-catching and are sure to impress guests.

Add Chopped nuts

Those who enjoy a bit of crunch can try adding chopped hazelnuts or almonds to the filling.

Swap out the Nutella for jam

For a lighter twist on the classic puff pastry dessert, swap out the Nutella for a fruit preserve or jam of your choosing Raspberry, strawberry, and apricot all work particularly well with puff pastry. You can also add fresh fruit to the filling for an extra burst of flavour.

Puff pastry nutella ideas

Storing Puff Pastry Nutella Twists / Making ahead of time options

Storing leftovers

Store your leftover puff pastry Nutella twists once they are cold by placing them in an air-tight container. They should last up to 3 days in the cupboard or somewhere cool.


You can freeze your puff pastry twists before cooking and then bake them from frozen for puff pastry twists on demand.


The best way to reheat puff pastry Nutella twists is in the air fryer or oven. They will heat up and retain their crisp pastry shell. You can heat them in the microwave but they might so softer.

Top Questions

How trimmings of puff pastry can be used?
How do you roll puff pastry twists?
What pastry are chocolate twists made from?
Can you cut puff pastry into shapes?
Do you bake puff pastry before filling?

Puff Pastry Nutella Twists on a pink plate


How trimmings of puff pastry can be used?

You can use up the trimmings of puff pastry by smearing some nutella or jam in the middle and baking them. Your off-cuts make for wonderful and tasty sweet treats.

If you want a savoury option then you can add cheese or even garlic, butter and herbs.

How do you roll puff pastry twists?

You roll a puff pastry twist by pinching one end and twisting the puff pastry strip onto itself. This will keep your puff pastry twist in place while they bake.

What pastry are chocolate twists made from?

Chocolate twists are often made from puff pastry as it is lighter and flakier than shortcrust. The buttery golden pastry bakes wonderfully in the oven but you can use a shortcrust pastry if you are short on time.

Can you cut puff pastry into shapes?

Yes, cutting puff pastry into different shapes is a great way to bring some visual interest to your plate. You could cut your pastry into a star shape and twist the edges for a festive flair.

Do you bake puff pastry before filling?

No, you should not bake your puff pastry before filling it. You can add your filling to your puff pastry treats while the pastry is raw and then bake until fully cooked and golden brown.

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Puff Pastry Nutella Twists

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This Puff Pastry Nutella Twists recipe is the perfect way to use up puff pastry trimmings. As 2 ingredient nutella puff pastry recipes go this is so quick and the finished result looks incredible and are an absolutely delicious sweet treat.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Nibbles, Party Food, picnic food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 12 twists
Calories 118 kcal


  • 1 sheet Puff pastry
  • Nutella

Glaze and Decoration

  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar / confectioners sugar (optional)


  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge and preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF / Gas mark 6.
  • Dust the work top with flour and unroll the puff pastry.
  • Spread the Nutella over half of the puff pastry.
  • Fold the puff pastry in half like a book.
  • Cut thin slices of the puff pastry. Twist each piece and lay them on a baking tray.
  • Gently whisk the egg with a fork and using a pastry brush, brush the egg over the pastry.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until golden brown.
  • Enjoy them straight away or allow them to cool.
  • For extra flair add a dusting of icing sugar.


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword leftover puff pastry recipes, Nutella, puff pastry, puff pastry twists
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8 thoughts on “Puff Pastry Nutella Twists”

  1. These Puff Pastry Nutella Twists are a yummy mix of flaky pastry and creamy Nutella – a match made in dessert heaven! So easy to make too!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved how simple these were to make. You can’t go wrong with Nutella in my mind so these were always going to be fantastic.

  3. 5 stars
    My kids love Nutella and baked these last night. They loved them and the simple recipe meant they could make them without my help.

  4. 5 stars
    I got my grandchildren to help me make these. It was really simple and they loved both making and eating the finished treats.


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