Puff-Pastry Waffle Hearts (Puffles)

puff-pastry waffle hearts puffles topped with strawberries
Photo: Lennart Weibull
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 to 6 Serves

These little tickers hide a deeply tasty secret: They're actually pockets made from store-bought puff pastry that are stuffed with chocolate-hazelnut spread. Whip up your own batch of "puffles" for Valentine's Day (or any day, really), and serve your hearts on a platter.


  • Unbleached all-purpose flour, for dusting

  • 1 sheet (about 14 ounces) all-butter puff pastry, such as Dufour, thawed completely in refrigerator

  • ¼ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

  • Strawberries, halved if large, and warmed pure maple syrup, for serving


  1. Preheat a nonstick waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Dust a clean work surface with flour and roll out pastry to flatten creases; cut in half crosswise.

  2. Dollop chocolate-hazelnut spread by the teaspoon onto one piece of dough, spaced 2 inches from edges of dough and 2 inches apart. Brush between dollops with water, then top with second piece of dough, pressing gently between dollops to seal.

  3. Center a 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter over dollops and stamp out shapes. Freeze 5 minutes. Cook in waffle iron until puffed and golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve with strawberries and syrup.

Cook's Notes

These puffles are great with or without fillings, but in lieu of the chocolate-hazelnut spread, you can stuff them with peanut butter, dulce de leche, or more chopped berries.

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