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“Like most of the recipes that I come up with I developed this because I needed a dessert in less than an hour using what I had on hand. This is what resulted, it is a delicious creamy chocolate filling folded into flakey puff pastry. Please note that the cream cheese taste in these is subltle and if you want that flavor to stand out more you should increase the amount of cream cheese until it meets your tastes. Since this was a trial and error process the measurement amounts are all estimates. This recipe would also be good with the addition of some chopped nuts or served with raspberries. Please give me your feedback, changes, and suggestions! Also, please note that this recipe is very easy it just has a lot of steps so that I properly explain everything. Thank you!”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
16
YIELD:
16 pastries
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium low heat combine sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt.
  3. Add water gradually stirring after every addition. The mixture will look really watery but it thickens up quickly. Cook this over medium heat stirring constantly.
  4. Once mixture has thickened add Kahlua and chocolate chips. Lower the heat.
  5. Stir until the chips have all melted and mixture has thickened again.
  6. Add cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and once again stir until all incorporated and mixture almost starts to boil, or until it reaches the consistency of hot fudge. Be careful not to let the chocolate on the bottom burn!
  7. Allow to cool while puff pastry is prepared.
  8. Unfold puff pastry sheets on parchment paper and use a rolling pin to stretch by about 1 inch on all sides and to smooth out folds.
  9. Cut each pastry sheet into four squares.
  10. Place sqaures on greased cookie sheets.
  11. Place approximately 1/4 cup of filling in center of pastry and then immediately fold corners in to make a square envelope. Pinch the corners to ensure that it stays together.
  12. Repeat for remaining pastry squares.
  13. Make an egg wash by beating together the egg and milk and brush on each puff pastry.
  14. Sprinkle puff pastries with cinnamon sugar.
  15. Place in oven and bake for approxiately 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and flakey.
  16. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes and then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of each pastry square before serving.
  17. Good alone or served with ice cream or whipped cream.

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