3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants

April 22, 2014 by Ali

These 3-ingredient nutella croissants are simple to make, and perfectly warm and flaky and Nutella-licious.

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You guys.

I’m pretty sure this recipe may win the award as the best spur-of-the-moment, cleaning-out-the-pantry, 3-ingredient-dessert experiment of my life. My life, I tell you.

And if you love Nutella and French pastries, I’m pretty sure you had better try them too.

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Indeed, it all began with three ingredients.

Can you guess them?

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Clearly, I already spilled the beans on Nutella. Delicious, chocolatey, hazelnut-y, perfection-in-a-jar Nutella. Somehow I had half a jar sitting in the pantry, which is all you need for this recipe.

Next, I forgot that I had a box of puff pastry hidden in the back of the freezer. This stuff works miracles.

Can you guess the final ingredient? Ok, not quite as exciting. But it will give that perfectly golden finish to the puff pastry — an egg.

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Simply roll out a sheet of puff pastry. Cut it into thirds and then sixths, so that you have six long skinny triangles. Spoon some Nutella onto each triangle.

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Then roll into a croissant shape and pop ‘em on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining puff pastry sheet. Then bake the dozen all together until they puff up and are nice and golden and flaky.

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See? Puff pastry is magic!

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At this point you can either be patient and place them on a nice pretty serving dish…

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…ready and calling your name…

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…or you can dive in while they’re still hot, when that Nutella is extra ooey gooey and perfect.

However and whenever you make these, though, please — just make these!

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3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 croissants


  • 1 package (2 sheets) store-bought puff pastry*, thawed but still cool
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg (plus 1 tablespoon of water)


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or misting with cooking spray.

Sprinkle a cutting board or other flat surface lightly with flour. Then spread out the puff pastry sheet so that it is flat. Use a rolling pin to roll out the puff pastry until it is smooth and even. Use a pizza cutter or knife to then cut the puff pastry along the three folding lines into thirds. Then cut each long rectangle into two long triangles, making six triangles total.

Place a dallop (about 1 tablespoon) of Nutella on the wide end of the triangle, and use a spoon to spread it out just a bit over the triangle. (Try to leave at least a 1/2-inch border all the way around the edges of the triangle, though, so the Nutella does not seep out during baking.) Then, beginning with the wide end of the triangle, roll the dough up into a croissant shape. Place on a baking sheet, and turn in the edges of the dough slightly to make a "U" croissant shape.

Repeat with the remaining five triangles. Then repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry and remaining Nutella.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and one tablespoon of water until combined. Then liberally brush the egg mixture onto the top of each croissant. (You can also use the egg wash to help seal the ends of the croissant, if they are not holding together.)

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the croissants are golden and flaky. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

To make these vegan, I recommend using Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, melted vegan butter (instead of an egg), and vegan chocolate hazelnut spread.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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54 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants

  1. you should use only the egg yolk to brush your croissants, to make them irresistible !!

    - Emily

  2. These look so amazing but the bottoms of mine came out burnt while the rest of it was still doughy >.< is my dough too thick or could it be because I'm making them on a sheet of aluminum foil on top of the baking sheet? Heeeeelp

    - Arielle

  3. Love this idea. How long can these keep in the fridge after making? (So they will still taste really good?!)

    - Cecilia

  4. I made these last night and they were incredible! A little dangerous and I am positive my apartment still smells like a nutella bakery! Thank you for sharing this.

    - Maria

  5. Fácil y deliciosos!!!, este fin de semana largo, los preparare para mis hijos, les encanta la Nutella!! gracias!!

    - angeles trujillo licon

  6. These are what I dream about since moving back to the states from Sicily. They are a cheaters version of cornettos. My morning love with a venti cappo extra foam! I see these in my near future! GRATZI MILLI!

    - Michelle

  7. Can I use just plan croissant dough from the can

    - Sarah

  8. Magic indeed, love the Nutella filling!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  9. These look divine! And your photos are so pretty! I cheat a little and try these with Pillsbury crescent dough since I have some in the fridge right now. I think I know what’s for dessert…

    - Nicole

  10. So dangerous! I’d eat every one of them!

    - Amanda

  11. Oh, girl! This makes me happy! A must try! I may or may not share! ;) Pinned

    - Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

  12. coming out of the oven right now and they look amazing!! thanks for the recipe :)

    - Sarah

  13. This is pure genius!

    - Meredith

  14. I should have never never never read this recipe. This is waaaaaaaaaaaay too easy and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too good and thus
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too dangerous. Oh dear! Lol :0) :0)

    - Carol at Wild Goose Tea

  15. I need to get my Smudge on this one!

    - Heidi Larsen (@foodiecrush)

  16. I absolutely love the set up to this and the photos are adorable. Pure magic for sure! I don’t have these items in my pantry (well the egg, yes) but now I want to get them. Yum!

    - Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture

  17. Love how simple these are.

    - Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

  18. I think you forgot to use the egg.

    - Judi english

  19. Puff pastry IS magic!! Simple and delicious!

    - Nicole

  20. These look awesome. I must admit I am the person that eats Nutella out of the container with a spoon. I will have to try this recipe. Thank you!

    - Shannon @ Living Life Cajun Style

  21. Just unbelievable how easy these are! And how delicious! I love such easy and amazing things! Thanks for the idea ;)

    - Medeja

  22. Nutella might be the one perfect food. Have you ever made a s’more with nutella instead of chocolate? Can’t wait to try these :)

    - Alexandra

  23. You just totally rocked my world! Why don’t I have a box of puff pastry hidden in the fridge?! I have nutella {check} and I definitely have eggs {check, check}. Cruel, cruel World!

    These look beyond amazing! And your photo with the croissants in the shape of a “3″ – yeah, that was adorable!

    - Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

  24. I’m trying to understand how you claim here that store-bought puff pastry counts as one “ingredient”. Real puff pastry contains flour, salt, butter, and water, sometimes also vinegar, corn flour (4-6 ingredients). The Pepperidge Farm brand that you recommend is made of even more ingredients (dubious, highly processed ingredients for that matter):


    Not so appetizing. Also, definitely a lot more than 3 ingredients. Just sayin.’

    - Talia

    • Just to defend this poor girl… Your statement is rediculous. Would you consider katchup or a tortilla a multiple ingredient item? Or anything else that is processed these days with added salt and sugar? It’s one ingredient because it’s bought that way, as one ingredientT. If the recipe doesn’t appeal to you don’t make it. You don’t have to put someone else down.

      - Kristin

      • That’s exactly what I was going to say, Kristin. Also, I was going to say that I add a dollop of peanut better on each… even better. They’re easy to make and the kids love them!

        - Lee

  25. These look absolutely delicious!

    - Julie @ Girl on the Move

  26. What an amazing post- I cannot wait to try these!!

    - Vera Sawicki

  27. ok, it is taking ALL the willpower I have to get up and go to the grocery store to make these RIGHT NOW! yummmmmm!

    - Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

  28. Yum! I could desperately use a chocolately pick me up right now! I am going to try a gluten free version!

    - Annie @Maebells

  29. Hello!

    These just look so doable.

    They remind me of some croissants I had a little French restaurant in Florida not so long ago.

    And 3 ingredients? C’mon. I can do this!! I will do this!!

    Thanks!!! =)

    - Laura @ Raise Your Garden

  30. You had me at “Nutella.”

    - Kelly

  31. these look fabulous! I love to make quick chocolate croissants using Pillsbury crescent rolls, but the Nutella is such a smart move here!

    - Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

  32. Boy those look delicious! They would make the perfect treat for some girl time!
    Thanks for sharing this super easy recipe!

    - Katie

  33. Oh man. Totally agree!! Such a fabulous, quick recipe!

    - Katrina @ WVS

  34. I love the idea of using puff pastry. Ive done the same with a can of crescents.

    - danielle