Nutella and Macadamia Nut Braided Strudel

3 ingredients.  (4 if you include the egg wash)

And one of the ingredients is Nutella.  You just can’t go wrong with that.

My oldest daughter and her friend were discussing on Facebook their desire to eat Nutella toaster pastry.  They thought someone should invent that.  Because I stalk my kids on Facebook (you stalk yours too, right?), I commented that I could make that happen.

It’s a cinch to make, looks impressive and tastes even better.  The hardest part is waiting for it to cool.  The flavors are more pronounced at room temp, rather than warm from the oven.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 box puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbs. water

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Unfold a puff pastry on each cookie sheet.  Spread 1/2 cup Nutella in the center section of each sheet.  Sprinkle with 1/3 cup macadamia nuts.

With a small knife, make slits 1 inch apart on each side of the Nutella.  Carefully braid the sections over the top of the Nutella.  Pinch the ends of the pastries to close.

Whisk the egg with 1 Tbs. water.  Brush the top of each pastry with egg wash.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool before serving if you can stand to wait.

Here are a few photos of the process:

If you look closely at the photo above, you can see the slits I cut to be braided.

Here’s the finished product, before slicing.  You will have 2 of these.  To slice it, I used the Rada Cutlery Bread Slicer.  It’s a long, sharp knife that proved perfect for the job.

Disclosure: Rada Cutlery is a site sponsor.  I’m in love with their knives because they are sharp and affordable.  Rada Cutlery sells their products through their Kitchen Store and also through fundraisers.  I have no relationship at all with Nutella, although I would not be opposed to one.  I’ve been known to eat that deliciousness straight from the jar with a spoon.  Or sometimes, with just my finger.  I also have no relationship with Pepperidge Farm or with Hawaii where the macadamias were grown.  I would be elated to change either of those facts, because eating puff pastry on a beach in Hawaii sounds pretty nice.

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  1. This looks AMAZING!! Can’t wait to try the deliciousness myself!

  2. This looks so yummy, and I’ve already copied and pasted it into my recipe file, but I think you have the name wrong. I think it should be something like, How to Guarantee a Good Mother’s Day Gift Strudel, or Your Children Will Call You Blessed Strudel, or maybe even What Happens When You Friend Your Mom on Facebook Strudel. :-)

    • Ha! Love those names, Bev. Someone told my oldest girl that to get a guy you cook him a steak. I’m thinking to get a girl he could make Nutella Strudel :-)

  3. When I saw the word, “streudel,” I thought, “no, thanks, too hard.” But, I scrolled down and saw the puff pastry. Nutella, puff pastry, nuts, amazing!!!! Now, I know what to bring to the next dinner I’m invited to. This will go well with Cooper Vineyards Noche Noche, chocolate scented wine. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ugh!!! Nutella is one of my favorite things!! I may need to make this for Easter (seeing as I gave up sweets for Lent…

  5. My goodness, you may have just become my son’s favorite person, except that he will never know that. I’ll give you all due credit if I ever reprint this recipe, but at home – to my teenager, I’m going to claim it.

    Thanks! This is beautiful and sure to please. :)

  6. I love Nutella. This looks amazing. Chocolate, hazelnut, macadamia nut and pastry? Yes please!

  7. Maybe I am not talented enough to figure it out= so how do we “braid” it? Is it just crossing over each layer? Or how? It looks so pretty and delicious I would love to try- but don’t want to waste the ingredients by screwing up the braid!

    • Jill, I meant to take a photo of it when I had it half way braided and forgot. You just start with a one piece and fold it over the center. Take a piece from the other side and fold it over the center, overlapping the first piece. Continue until all the pieces are braided in the center. It’s easy. It looks very impressive, but trust me when I say it’s easy. I’m not known for my beautiful baked goods! It has to be simple for me to try it.

      • Thank you! I also went to youtube to look up braiding puff pastry- I like your way better! Now to wait for puff pastry to go on sale………

  8. I almost didn’t look at this recipe because I thought any kind of “strudel” would be too difficult and time consuming (and I am all about quick and easy). Well, I am SO glad I went ahead and scrolled down to read. This is something I can actually make…quick and easy and oh so yummy looking! I can’t wait to try this one for my family.

    By the way, your disclosure made me smile. Eating this on a beach sounds nice to me too :)

    Jennifer

  9. Your disclaimers are laugh-out-loud funny! And the recipe looks fabulous.

  10. This looks so delicious. I just recently tried nutella and it is definitely addictive :)

  11. Oh my hell!!! This literally has me drooling!!!!

    I have been eating Nutella for over 40 years. Just like all thing AWESOME, it’s from Italy. ;-) There, they sell it in little cups, exactly like we have pudding here, and it’s eaten with a spoon. Our relatives used to bring us jars of it when we were little, long before it was sold here. Even when it first came here, you had to go to the import store to buy it, so it was still considered quite a treat. Now, I grab a jar nearly every time I go grocery shopping! I LOVE that Sam’s Club sells it in a 3-pack! hahaha! :P

  12. Oh.my.goodness! Are you trying to kill me? Are you, woman?!?!

    This looks amazing and sooooooooooo easy. Thank you for the enabling.

  13. Wow! This looks so amazing! I’ve copied it to my recipe file and I can’t wait to make it. You make everything look so easy! It gives me courage that just maybe I can actually do it too. :-)

  14. Oh may, this looks soooooo good! I love all the ingredients. Would make this tonight even tho it is 10:00 o’clock if I just had the puff pastry on hand. I am picking some up tomorrow, on sale or not; and am stocking up on more Nutella next time I go to Costco. This is what I will be making for our next church potluck. I know it will be well received. Might even make me famous. Thanks so much Tiffany.

  15. This looks really good. We may have to make this for Easter too! By the way, your disclaimer made me laugh out loud. I so can see you eating this on the beach in Hawaii!

  16. Mmmm…. and I have most of the ingredients here! I don’t have macadamia nuts, but I don’t think all of my “littles” would be too pleased to find them mixed in with their nutella and pastry anyways. Maybe I’ll give this a try tomorrow? Thanks!

  17. I shouldn’t click through to links of websites about awesome food when I am hungry. I am posting a link to this re: a facebook post I made a few weeks ago about having to leave the house because I was being stalked by Nutella. It wouldn’t stop calling my name. Now I know why, it wanted me to make this! I have to go buy another jar now….

  18. Wow. I’d have to wait to make this when I was babysitting because me and my niece and nephew are the only ones who eat Nutella . It would be far too tempting to have here other wise.

  19. I know that I’m late to this party, but the puff pastry is thawing as I type. I can NOT wait to make this tonight and have a piece. I’ve never eaten Nutella and just took a scoop from the jar……..I’m in total heaven! Can’t wait to taste it!

  20. Tiffany a big thanks for this recipe. It was the hit at my brunch this morning. So easy and it was demolished!

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