Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants

Nicoletta March 8, 2018

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Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants, quick and easy to make, they are so delicious that they disappear quickly one after the other. Perfect for breakfast and as a snack, for children and grown-ups.

Song of the day: Stars – Simply Red.

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-an easy snack, these "cheater's croissants"

[This post is sponsored by Penotti Canada®. We received compensation in money and product in exchange for a series of original recipes. As always, all opinions are our own.]

I have a sweet tooth, and I love breakfast, so breakfast and snack items are well taken care of on our blog, and these are no exception to the rule.

 

 

I try to stay away, most of the times, from store-bought snacks, preferring to make my own and sometimes reproducing at home famous items, like for instance, the pop tarts, definitely a labour of love.  When time is the issue, though, and there are days like that, I do take the shortcut, paying attention, as always, in using products we trust.

These Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants are definitely a timesaver, so quick and easy to make, deliciously tasty and still a better option than store-bought snacks. Perfect for breakfast and as a snack, for children and grown-ups. The Duo Penotti® Hazelnut and Vanilla spread is made of premium quality ingredients such as freshly harvested hazelnuts, cocoa, and milk. It is GMO-free, with no colors, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and made with sustainable ingredients. What’s not to like? We loved working with their products and have been so excited to come up with new ways to utilize their amazing spread.

In these Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants, their gorgeous spread (which is awesome also eaten by the spoonful, trust me on that, lol!), is nestled in a puff pastry triangle, shaped in a mini croissant.

These are not the real deal of the croissants, that can be time-consuming and where you need some skills to master the refined techniques. They are spectacular “faux” croissants, very tasty, very easy to make, and above all, very fast. Especially for me, and my “urge” to have breakfast as soon as possible after I open my eyes, using the ready-made puff pastry dough let me have delicious croissants in about 30 minutes,  just the time to have the coffee ready and set the breakfast table.

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-an easy snack, these "cheater's croissants"

Or, when a need for something chocolatey hits you really bad, and you know you have puff pastry in the freezer (who doesn’t?), a jar of chocolate spread in the pantry, and no time to waste, all you need is that puff pastry, the Duo Penotti® Hazelnut and Vanilla spread, a ruler, a cutter, and a teaspoon (that you can lick after all the croissants are made).

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-the hazelnut chocolate tucked in the center of a flaky puff pastry crust

Make the triangles, cut them, cut the base, spoon the spread, roll, and shape. Brush with milk, sprinkle with raw cane sugar, place on a lined baking sheet, and you’re at a stone’s throw from these Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants.

Eat them warm, just out of the oven, when their scent is flooding the kitchen, and they crumble in your mouth leaving you with that oozing surprise of a Hazelnut and Vanilla pocket.

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-outoftheoven

Thank you, Penotti®, for making wonderful products and allowing us to be creative with them. A special thank you also from my parents, who were delighted to be the taste tester of these adorable and scrumptious Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants.  By the look on their faces and the lip-smacking, I take it they really enjoyed them, and believe me, Italian parents can be harsh judges!

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants

The aroma alone will capture you but the flavor of these croissants will have you hooked. The buttery crispiness of the puff pastry marries well with the decadence of the Duo Penotti® Hazelnut Vanilla spread. That rich cocoa and vanilla play on the tongue so joyfully that you will find yourself going back for seconds, thirds and even more. Especially good with a nice cup of espresso!

So, when time is not on your side, and are craving something sweet and delicious, pull out the puff pastry and grab a spoon and some Duo Penotti® spread to create these Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants. Then sit back, relax, sip that coffee and truly…..

Enjoy!

Song of the day: Stars – Simply Red.

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Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-an easy snack, these "cheater's croissants"

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 mini croissants
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Baking

Description

Quick and easy to make, these Duo Penotti® Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants are so delicious that they disappear quickly one after the other. Perfect for breakfast and as a snack, for children and grown-ups.


Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet (rectangular)
  • Duo Penotti® Hazelnut and Vanilla spread
  • milk, for brushing
  • raw cane sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Gently unroll the puff pastry on a floured work surface, with a ruler and a pastry cutter cut puff pastry in half, then cut each half into four rectangles, then cut each rectangle diagonally into two triangles (making 16 triangles). Cut the center of the base of each triangle.
  2. Place about 1 teaspoon of the Duo Penotti® Hazelnut and Vanilla spread down the center of each triangle.
  3. Widen the cut on the base and starting at the wider end, gently roll each triangle up.
  4. Place each croissant seam-side down so that the tip of the triangle is tucked under the rolled croissant. Then, bend in the edges, creating the croissant shape. Lightly brush tops of croissants with milk and also the tip, so it sticks.
  5. Place the croissants on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with raw cane sugar.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C  (350°F) for about 20-25 minutes, or until puffed and golden.

Notes

I usually bake one baking sheet at a time, but if your oven allows it, you can bake both at the same time.

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-crispy puff pastry and oozing vanilla chocolate spread

Post e Ricetta in Italiano

Ho un debole per i dolci, e adoro la colazione, quindi i dolci della colazione e della merenda sono ben curati sul nostro blog. Cerco di stare alla larga, il più delle volte, dagli snack preconfezionati, preferendo replicare in casa i dolcetti che si trovano in commercio. Quando il tempo è tiranno, però, e ci sono giorni del genere, prendo la scorciatoia, anche se resta sempre massima l’attenzione all’uso di prodotti di cui mi fido.

Questi mini croissant ripieni di crema alla nocciola e vaniglia sono sicuramente un risparmio di tempo, così facili e veloci da preparare, deliziosamente gustosi e comunque una scelta migliore rispetto alle merende confezionate. La crema Duo Penotti® alla nocciola e vaniglia è composta da ingredienti di alta qualità come nocciole appena raccolte, cacao e latte. È priva di OGM, è senza coloranti, senza conservanti, senza aromi artificiali, e realizzata con ingredienti sostenibili. E’ stato davvero un piacere lavorare con i loro prodotti e siamo stati entusiasti di trovare nuovi modi per utilizzare le loro fantastiche creme spalmabili.

In questi mini croissant di pasta sfoglia, la loro crema spalmabile alla nocciola e vaniglia (che è fantastica anche mangiata dal cucchiaio, credetemi!), è racchiusa in un triangolo di pasta sfoglia, modellato in un mini croissant.

Certo, questi non sono i veri croissant, realizzati con tecniche raffinate, e che richiedono tempo e una certa abilità. Sono “finti” croissant, ma che sono tuttavia spettacolari, molto gustosi, facili da realizzare e, soprattutto, molto veloci. Per me, e il mio bisogno di fare colazione il prima possibile dopo aver aperto gli occhi, usare la pasta sfoglia pronta per poter godere di deliziosi mini croissants in circa 30 minuti, è impagabile, giusto il tempo di preparare il caffè e il tavolo della colazione. Oppure, quando un bisogno di qualcosa di cioccolatoso ti prende, e sai di avere la pasta sfoglia nel frigo (e chi non ce l’ha?), un vasetto di cioccolata spalmabile in dispensa, e non c’è tempo da perdere, tutto ciò di cui hai bisogno è quella pasta sfoglia, la crema spalmabile Duo Penotti®, un righello, un tagliapasta, e un cucchiaino (che puoi leccare dopo aver preparato tutti i croissant).

Taglia i triangoli, incidi la base, spalma, arrotola e dai la forma a cornetto. Spennella con il latte, cospargi di zucchero di canna grezzo, mettili su una teglia foderata, e sei ad un passo dallo sfornare questi mini croissant di pasta sfoglia ripieni di crema alla nocciola e vaniglia. Mangiali caldi, appena sfornati, quando il loro profumo inonda la cucina, e loro ti si sciolgono in bocca lasciandoti quel ripieno a sorpresa alla vaniglia e nocciola.

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Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-an easy snack, these "cheater's croissants"

Mini Croissants di Pasta Sfoglia ripieni di crema alla nocciola e vaniglia

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minuti
  • Yield: 16 mini croissants
  • Category: Dolci

Description

Veloci e facili da realizzare, questi mini croissants ripieni di crema spalmabile alla Nocciola e Vaniglia sono gustosi e vanno via uno dopo l’altro. Perfetti a merenda e a colazione per bambini e non solo.


Ingredients

  • 1 rotolo di pasta sfoglia rettangolare
  • crema spalmabile alla Nocciola e Vaniglia Penotti®
  • latte, per spennellare
  • zucchero grezzo di canna, per decorare

Instructions

  1. Srotolare delicatamente la pasta sfoglia rettangolare su una superficie di lavoro infarinata. Con un righello e un tagliapasta tagliare a metà la pasta sfoglia, quindi tagliare ogni metà in quattro rettangoli, quindi tagliare ciascun rettangolo in diagonale in due triangoli (facendo 16 triangoli).
  2. Praticare un taglietto al centro della base di ogni triangolo.
  3. Disporre circa 1 cucchiaino di crema spalmabile alla Nocciola e Vaniglia al centro di ciascun triangolo.
  4. Allargare il taglio sulla base e iniziare ad arrotolare partendo dalla base, delicatamente, ciascun triangolo verso l’alto.
  5. Posizionare il lato della cucitura del croissant verso il basso in modo che la punta del triangolo sia piegata sotto il croissant arrotolato. Quindi, piegare i bordi, creando la forma del croissant.
  6. Spennellare leggermente i croissant con il latte e anche la cucitura, in modo che resti attaccata e non si apra durante la cottura.
  7. Mettere i croissant su due teglie rivestite con carta da forno e cospargere con zucchero di canna grezzo.
  8. Cuocere in forno preriscaldato a 180° C (350° F) per circa 20-25 minuti, o fino a quando gonfi e dorati.

[This post is sponsored by Penotti Canada®.  We have been compensated in money and product in exchange for a series of original recipes. As always, all opinions are our own. We only work with brands we use and love and therefore can recommend. Thank you for supporting the brands that support SugarLoveSpices.]

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42 Comments

  • Reply Milena Perrine March 8, 2018 at 11:09 am

    First of all – thank you for reminding me of Stars. OMG. I was a teenager when I was totally hooked on that song. I bet I can totally eat a jar of that hazelnut vanilla spread listening to good music and day dreaming! I am with you – croissants are a huge labor of love, so the puff pastry shortcut coupled with this delicious spread are the way to go for breakfast. Happy International Women’s Day:)

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 8, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      I know…such a great song, makes you daydream 😉 . You should have seen my mom and dad utterly enjoying these little morsels of heaven 🙂 . Thank you, Milena!!

  • Reply Kat@Home. Made. Interest. March 8, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I’m so excited about that hazelnut spread. I love that it is a blend of two flavors. These little croissants look absolutely delicious :).

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 8, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      The double flavor, hazelnut and vanilla, is fantastic. Paired with a buttery and flaky puff pastry, is incredible! Thank you!

  • Reply mildlymeandering March 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Everything about these croissants sounds incredible! I love the combination of hazelnut and vanilla!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 5:53 am

      That spread is super delicious! And nestled in the croissants is a great surprise 🙂 .

  • Reply Michelle Barsness March 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Oh my! Hazelnut and vanilla spread with puff pastry! Yes please!! I love their mini size. I’d eat that whole plate.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 5:55 am

      Thank you! Their mini size is tricky. You end up eating way more than you planned 😉 .

  • Reply miakouppa March 8, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    they look delicious! The pairing of vanilla and hazelnut sounds amazing 🙂

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 5:56 am

      Thank you! They’re super delicious 🙂 .

  • Reply Dominique| Perchance to Cook March 9, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Ahhhh these remind me of Europe 🙂 I’d love one ( or two or three), with a nice cup of coffee this morning.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 6:32 am

      Yes! In Europe we are “obsessed” with our croissants. For me, a chocolate croissant and a coffee is the best breakfast ever 🙂 . Thank you!

  • Reply Denise March 9, 2018 at 6:21 am

    You know how sometimes you just want something sweet to nosh on for comfort food? This. is what I want right now…. right now! I have a full day and weekend ahead of me and it would be so much better if I had a few of these mini croissants in front of me. They look crazy good.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 6:33 am

      I know I always want something sweet 😉 . Even a miniature thing like this is enough to set my craving. They are so good and so easy to make. Thanks for your comment.

  • Reply cheddarben March 9, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Breakfast for dessert? HOOK ME UP! Croissants are one thing that is on my ‘to make’ list that I just have not gotten around to yet. If it is like many complex recipes (I assume croissants are a bit complex), it usually takes me a few times to do them without getting mad! LOL. And these little morsels really do look spectacular.

    • sugarlovespices
      Reply sugarlovespices March 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      In Italy breakfast is only sweet, and croissants are the best! 🙂 One day I am going to attempt making them, too. Thank you!

  • Reply karrie / Tasty Ever After March 9, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Yes to sweet eats for breakfast! I could eat chocolate croissants every morning! Your mini croissants are exactly what I need for breakfast (or dessert). That spread looks amazing and I’m going to look it up online to see if I can order it 🙂

    • sugarlovespices
      Reply sugarlovespices March 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Yes! Sweet eats for breakfast is my only way 🙂 . That spread is so good, also by the spoonful! Thank you, Karrie!

  • Reply Leanne | Crumb Top Baking March 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    These little croissants look like bite-sized perfection! I really need to pick up a jar of this hazelnut and vanilla spread because these croissants would be a huge hit in my house! Happy Friday!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you! They were a hit also here, and there were no kids around… 😉

  • Reply sadhna grover March 9, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I love croissants, and this filling is my favourite, i am drooling. Book-marked to recipe to try soon.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Isn’t this filling great? Thank you!

  • Reply Rachel March 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I’m all about semi-homemade recipes! Life is sometimes to crazy too bake completely from scratch, but it’s still so nice to pull something hot from the oven. The vanilla hazelnut sounds extra yummy too!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 9, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      Yes! Sometimes you just need to take the shortcut 🙂 .These are awesome, thank you!

  • Reply Paige March 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Yum yum yum I love this idea and think it sounds delicious!!what a great flavor combo and not too hard either!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 11, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Not hard at all. And so delicious. Thank you!

  • Reply Paige March 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    This looks like a quick and easy way to get a hot, fresh tasty breakfast on the table that is absolutely delicious. I’ll put it on my list!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 11, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      It is, Paige! In 30 minutes fresh and delicious chocolate mini “croissants”. Thank you!

  • Reply annelawton March 11, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Homemade always tops store bought, and these look delicious!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Agree! Even if it’s semi-homemade, still better 🙂 . Thanks!

  • Reply alifeofhappenstance March 11, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    During the week I tend to stick with eggs but on the weekends, I’m all about sweet breakfasts! Pancakes, waffles, french toast and now I think that these little croissants will have to be thrown into the mix! I can’t get over how yummy that hazelnut and vanilla spread looks!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 12, 2018 at 12:53 am

      Yes, they are perfect for an indulgent weekend breakfast, fast and delicious. Thank you!

  • Reply Cleo @ Journey to the Garden March 12, 2018 at 12:13 am

    I love hazelnut croissants so these little gems are right up my alley. I love the additional of the filling! Such a quick and easy recipe for a breakfast or snack!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 12, 2018 at 12:55 am

      Croissant and pain au chocolat are my favorite breakfast, very European, I know :-). These are so fast and so delicious, a winner in my eyes. Thank you!

  • Reply Sara Lehman March 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. These look amazing!!

  • Reply Rezel Kealoha March 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    omg. this is so super easy to make, yet it looks so elegant. I love stuffing it with some bananas too.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta March 13, 2018 at 4:14 am

      I had thought about that. I’m thinking super delicious 🙂 . Thank you!

  • Reply jenny May 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    That sounds amazing!

  • Reply jenniferguerrero1 May 17, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Yum! These sound delicious! ;D

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta May 17, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Thank you! They really are. And so easy to make 🙂 .

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