Chocolate Bundles with Ganache

Ready for an AMAZING dessert that’s surprisingly easy to make?  Well here it is!  Chocolate lovers, gather ’round because this is one you don’t want to miss.

Last year I discovered the awesomeness that is Puff Pastry.  Before this recipe, I had never eaten it or even heard of it.  It’s found in the frozen sweets section of the grocery store.  Once I ate this little chocolate bundle, I was hooked on Puff Pastry.  Now, some of my favorite desserts include this simple ingredient.  If you’ve never had it, you need to!


When I studied abroad in Italy, I ate a pastry at least once a day.  They have pastry shops all over the place!  It’s one thing that here in America (especially in a suburban town) we’re just missing out on.  So even though these frozen pastries might not be the made fresh from scratch kind I ate in Italy…they still taste pretty dang good.

Chocolate Bundles with Ganache

Yields: 4 servings

Chocolate Bundles with Ganache

Ingredients

  • Bundles:
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • 8 Hershey's kisses
  • 8 miniature chocolate candy bars (I used mini Reese's cups, but you can use whatever you like!)
  • Parchment paper
  • Ganache:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces (you can use dark chocolate if you prefer)
  • Cool Whip & Strawberries, Optional

Directions

  1. Allow puff pastry to thaw for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Unfold puff pastry and cut the sheet into 4 squares.  Beat the eggs and cream together to create an egg wash.  Brush the entire surface of each pastry square with egg wash.
  4. Place 2 chocolate kisses and 1 mini candy bar in the center of each pastry square. Repeat with remaining kisses and mini-bars. Pull corners of the square up around the chocolate, pinching the seams together.  Brush exteriors of chocolate bundles with more egg wash. Repeat with remaining bundles.
  5. Place bundles on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. While the bundles are in the oven, you can make the ganache.  In a sauce pan bring the heavy cream to a boil. Place the chocolate pieces in a bowl and pour hot cream over top. Whisk until smooth.
  7. Puddle the ganache on a plate and place a bundle on top.  Drizzle more ganache on top and garnish with Cool Whip and strawberries.
http://normalcooking.com/2012/06/11/chocolate-bundles-with-ganache/

Source:  Inspired by Family Magazine

 

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