3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants
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.
Indeed, it all began with three ingredients.
Can you guess them?
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.
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.
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.
See? Puff pastry is magic!
At this point you can either be patient and place them on a nice pretty serving dish…
…ready and calling your name…
…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!
3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants
These 3-ingredient croissants are quick and easy to make, and perfectly flaky and Nutella-licious.
- 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.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!