Creating a fun and festive dessert for Christmas doesn’t have to take forever! All you need is store-bought puff pastry and a jar of chocolate hazelnut spread and you have a show-stopping treat that everyone will love!
Remove puff pastry from freezer at least 30 minutes before use. It will need to be thawed before you can use it.
Gently with your fingers try to feel the outline of where the chocolate hazelnut spread is. Carefully begin cutting along the edges with a sharp knife. Remove the excess pastry.
Pressing the knife blade rather than slicing, begin cutting the pastry to form the branches, following the line of the trunk and getting narrower the further up they go.
Beginning at the base, twist the pastry away from you, trying to get in at least two turns on the lower branches. You may need to clean your hand between each twist as the chocolate hazelnut spread can get messy.
Continue moving up the tree, twisting away from you as you go.
At the top of the tree, you may only get a single twist in the top branches.
Brush the star and tree with lightly beaten egg.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18-22 minutes, or until risen and golden brown.
Dust the tree with powdered sugar.
Best if served right away.