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.

Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2022


Credit: Lennart Weibull

Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
Serves 4 to 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.