a special valentine’s day treat is a snap with these 2-ingredient Nutella treats!
Valentine’s Day is this Friday and I thought it would be fun to share TWO (!!) easy, delicious 2-ingredient Nutella treats! And while I’ve posted my share of Valentine-themed clever cupcakes, rich truffles and fancy-pants cookies I’ve ALSO tried to include recipes that are quick and doable (sometimes even two ingredients!).
This year I’ve got breakfast AND dessert covered – and I guarantee that your sweethearts will feel extra loved if you serve up these goodies.
Let’s start with breakfast:
I do love my waffle maker. It makes the BEST hash browns and takes leftover pizza next level. And of course it makes waffles, but did you know that it can make legit, delicious waffles from frozen puff pastry?
And while we’re at it, why don’t we stuff those waffles with Nutella (it is Valentine’s Day after all – a decadent breakfast is totally acceptable)?
Yes, puff pastry makes flaky, crispy-tender, absolutely delicious waffles! And they couldn’t be easier.
Simply thaw the puff pastry till it’s pliable but still cold (you can use one or both sheets). Then heat up your waffle maker and roll out the dough so that it is the width of the waffle maker and twice the length. So for my waffle maker which is 4 1/2″ x 9″ I cut my dough to 4 1/2″ x 18″. Don’t worry if your measurements are not exact; the waffles will still turn out great!
Spread your Nutella on half the pastry, leaving a 1/2″ border (the amount will vary based on the size of your pastry; you want a nice thick layer). Fold the other half over and crimp the edges with a fork to seal. Place in your waffle maker, close and cook for 5 minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup.
On to dessert!
Wonton wrappers are so versatile, easily going sweet (here and here) and savory (here and here). And I couldn’t resist taking out my heart cookie cutter and transforming them into these sweet ravioli!
Just cut twice as many wontons as you want ravioli, and cut into heart shapes. Place a teaspoon of Nutella on half the wrappers and spread slightly into a heart shape. Use a brush or clean finger to brush a little water around the edges, and top with the remaining wontons, pressing to seal.
Fill a large pot with about 2″ of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees. Working with 3 – 5 ravioli at a time (depending on the size of your pan), cook till golden brown on each side. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. If you like, you can toss the ravioli in some cinnamon-sugar. Let cool and serve with ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
If you have a vegan Valentine in your life, simply swap the Nutella for any of the many dairy-free hazelnut spreads available – both the puff pastry sheets and wonton wrappers are already vegan (and check this recipe for dairy-free whipped cream!).