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Easy Vegan Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists
Hey everyone! I’m in love with puff pastry desserts and even more when they’re vegan! I made these super easy vegan chocolate puff pastry twists the other day and they’re soooo delicious! These are your classic chocolate twists but made with buttery, flakey vegan puff pastry and yummy vegan chocolate. This is such an easy recipe that will impress everyone around you!
This recipe is part of the everyday plant-based series.
- Creates: 4 mini chocolate twists
- Dietary: V | VG | can be made gluten-free and nut-free
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 sheet frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed
- 1 cup vegan chocolate hazelnut spread (I used PANA Organics)
- 1 tbsp vegan butter, melted*
- Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
- Coconut sugar (optional)
- Flour, to dust table
- Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Lightly dust the table surface and place the puff pastry sheet on top.
- Generously spread the chocolate spread on the pastry leaving a 2.5 cm border around the edges. Tightly roll the pastry into a log. Using a knife, cut the log in half (lengthwise) and braid the two separated puff pastries together forming a twist. Secure the ends by pinching the pastry tightly.
- Place the twist onto the baking sheet. Brush butter over the pastry and sprinkle over some sugar (optional).
- Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. When done, remove to cool before eating!
Happy eating! x
*Can sub for plant-based milk to brush over
- To make it gluten-free: ensure puff pastry is GF
- To make it nut-free: use a nut-free chocolate spread (you can create these twists with other spreads too like jam)
How to Make it Whole Foods
At Embody Nourish, we promote a plant-based diet that comprise mainly of whole foods. This means no oil (even ‘healthy’ oils such as coconut or olive oil), refined or processed foods. However we understand that this ideal is not yet mainstream so we strive to accomodate everyone while encouraging small changes.
As you can tell, this recipe is on the sweeter side and as much as we love our whole foods, we adore desserts too! Even though we promote a whole foods plant-based diet, there is nothing wrong with indulgences within a balanced lifestyle. Foods like this increase our quality of life and it’s good for our mental health to be able to enjoy these recipes guilt-free. Plus, we often share them with our friends and family and that’s what life is about!
In dessert cooking and baking, it’s harder to make changes to whole foods but here are some things you could try (although I can’t guarantee the outcome).
You can make these puff pastry chocolate twists more whole foods by:
- Making your own vegan puff pastry sheets
- Making your own chocolate hazelnut spread
- Omitting the vegan butter and brushing soy milk over instead
- Omitting the sugar