• Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry

    by Dorothy Reinhold on December 1, 2019

    Print This Post Print This Post Puff pastry makes an easy Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry, suitable for Christmas time or any time of the year you want to delight your breakfast or brunch guests by offering a sweet, tree-shaped treat.

    Puff pastry makes a Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry, suitable for Christmas time or any time of the year you want to delight your breakfast or brunch guests by offering a sweet, tree-shaped treat.

    If you’ve been around here, you know how much I love tree-shaped foods, and even a tree-shaped meat and cheese platter. They are just delightful on a winter holiday table (and while you’re at it, fold your napkin like a tree, too!).  But in truth, they can be served any time of year. When are trees not in style?

    So today I bring you a Tree-Shaped Flaky Nutella Pastry. That’s right, we’re going to grab a box of prepared frozen puff pastry, and we’re going to stuff it with Nutella in the middle and tree-ify it. Four ingredients, bake and serve…tra la!

    What’s not to like?

    If you bring this to a December breakfast or brunch, you’ll be a legend. Prepare to take a bow.

    Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry on ShockinglyDelicious.com

    Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Cook Time: 25 minutes

    Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

    Yield: Serves 6-8 kids

    Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry

    Puff pastry makes an easy Flaky Nutella Tree Pastry, suitable for Christmas time or any time of the year you want to delight your breakfast or brunch guests by offering a sweet, tree-shaped treat.


    • Tree
    • 2 sheets puff pastry
    • 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
    • 1 egg yolk
    • .
    • To Decorate
    • 1 bag Skittles
    • 1 bag small Dragibus® candies (or use M&Ms, or Dots, or whatever you like)
    • 1 star-shaped candy


    1. Heat the oven to 350°F degrees. Spread out both sheets of puff pastries on a working surface and cut them in the shape of identical Christmas trees (1 big triangle over a small rectangle).
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer one of the trees to that sheet, then spread with chocolate-hazelnut spread all over. Cover it with the second tree, being careful to align the edges.
    3. Very delicately and without cutting through the pastry, trace two lines, from the base of the trunk up to the top of the tree. These are your trunk guidelines.
    4. Using a knife, slice branches about 1/3-inch thick on each side of the tree, leaving the center trunk uncut.
    5. Twist the branches back on themselves, all in the same direction.
    6. Use a pastry brush to brush the entire tree with egg yolk; this will give it a shiny exterior. Bake for 25 minutes.
    7. Remove from oven and let the tree cool, then transfer it on a serving plate. Decorate the tree with colorful candies to be the lights, and then add a star-shaped candy at the top.


    Recipe source: Recipe excerpt from "Cakes for Kids" by Juliette Lalbaltry. Photograph by Delphine Constantini. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.


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    The cookbook

    Cakes for Kids by Juliette Lalbaltry This wonderful, easy recipe is from a new cookbook that would make a nice gift this holiday season. It’s called “Cakes for Kids: 40 Easy Recipes That Will Wow!” by Juliette Lalbaltry (Gibbs Smith; $16.99; affiliate link). The author set out to create cakes that were childlike, sweet and full of wonder, imaging the greatest dreams and fantasies of children. She guides young cake-makers with four foolproof basic cakes, and gives them decorating ideas for fanciful fun, like The Squinting Spider, The Adorable Hedgehog, Flying Saucers in Space…heck, I wouldn’t mind these as MY birthday cakes! It’s a fun book for a young, aspiring baker, or an older baker who would like to inspire a younger one!

    Christmas Sweets Week!

    Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2019, co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? Some 25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes. Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more. Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

    Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

    Christmas Beverages:

    Fluffernutter Latte from The Kitchen Prep
    Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread Latte from Blogghetti
    Mexicoco from YumGoggle
    S’mores Hot Chocolate from For the Love of Food

    Christmas Breakfasts:

    Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Daily Dish Recipes
    Flaky Nutella Christmas Tree from Shockingly Delicious
    Gingerbread Sweet Rolls from The Redhead Baker
    Grinch Pancakes from Katie’s Cucina
    Mini Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts from It Bakes Me Happy

    Christmas Pastries and Desserts:

    Angel Sugar Crisps from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
    Chocolate Cherry Loaf from Seduction In The Kitchen
    Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups from Sweet Beginnings
    Peppermint Chunk Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm
    Snowman Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
    Toy Soldier Frosted Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
    Vegan Gingerbread Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy

    Christmas Candies:

    Bourbon Balls from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
    Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from Family Around the Table
    Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee) from Palatable Pastime
    Gingerbread Fudge from Love and Confections
    Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy from Cheese Curd In Paradise
    Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
    Star Crunch Inspired Bars from Our Good Life

    Disclosure: The publisher sent a copy of the cookbook for review.

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