Nutella Christmas tree
Time: 10 miutes plus 10 minutes baking
We’ve baked lots of Christmas themed bakes over the past few years, but this was by far the easiest. My kids really enjoyed turning some chocolate spread and puff pastry into a really simple Christmas tree (not to mention getting to lick the Nutella spoons). We made a small one using one sheet of pastry, but you could easily double the recipe and serve this a fun festive chocolatey tear and share at your next Christmas party.
1 pack ready to roll puff pastry (we used Jus-Rol)
2 tbsp Nutella
Preheat your oven to 190C/180C Fan/ 375F and line a large baking tray with baking/greaseproof paper.
Roll out the puff pastry
Roll the puff pastry out so you have a nice flat rectangle. If you’re making a small Christmas tree, cut your pastry in half. Alternatively you can use two sheets of pastry to make one large Christmas tree.
Get you kids to help you cut out a large triangle/Christmas tree shape. Make the widest part of the Christmas tree as wide as your pastry.
Add the Chocolate spread
Give your kids a bowl with a few spoons of Nutella in it. To make it easier to spread, you can pop it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds or so. Using the back of a teaspoon spread the Nutella all over your pastry Christmas tree.
Make the Christmas tree
Lay the other half/sheet of pastry on top of your Nutella covered Christmas tree. Carefull feel for the edge of the bottom sheet and press down gently. Using a sharp knife, and pressing down gently, cut out the top sheet of pastry to match the bottom sheet.
Using a sharp knife, cut lines in your Christmas tree about one cm apart. Your kids can help with this bit, but to make it easier, mark where they need to cut. Make sure they press down with the knife so as not to rip the pastry.
Once all the branches are cut out, twist each branch away from you a few times and press it down gently into your baking tray. You might only be able to twist the small branches at the top once.
Egg wash the nutella Christmas tree
Get your little chef to break an egg into small bowl, give it a whisk then brush all over the Christmas tree.
Bake your Nutella Christmas tree
Pop your Christmas tree into the oven for 12-15 minutes. It’s ready when it’s turned golden and the pastry is nice and crispy.
Leave to cool for a few minutes, serve and enjoy!