Strawberry Chocolate Pastry Puffs is fresh strawberry sauce stuffed inside puff pastry with chocolate drizzle on top. Low calorie! Weight Watchers friendly- 4 SmartPoints!
Every few weeks I find myself with an abundance of fresh strawberries. My husband and I love to eat strawberries with Greek yogurt for a late night snack. Sometimes we have left over strawberries and when this happens I always try to turn them into an easy dessert. I’m not a huge baker, mostly because having cookies around the house is a problem 🙂 . My Strawberry Chocolate Pastry Puffs are a delicious, decadent, yet healthy dessert that’s easy to make at home. Fresh strawberry sauce stuffed inside flaky puff pastry with chocolate drizzled on top are so delicious you’ve be tempted to eat more than a few! This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each pasty puff is 4 SmartPoints.
I really don’t bake that much, mostly because baking is a different beast that I have yet to fully tackle. I love cooking because I can just throw random ingredients together, add spices without really measuring, and have an amazing dish. Baking is so much different! Baking is a science and it’s all about following the recipe to a T, measuring every ingredient, and having a lot of patience. Another reason I don’t bake much is because having cake or cookies around the house often is not the best idea. My husband and I have a sweet tooth so anytime I make cookies or any baked good for that matter, we will likely eat the whole thing in a day. I know, it’s bad! So, when I bake it’s usually for a special occasion :-P.
A while back I had a bunch of fresh strawberries and was craving dessert. It’s hard to find a baked good that is healthy, Weight Watcher friendly, and doesn’t have a bunch of artificial ingredients. In the fall, I made these delicious Pumpkin Hand Pies using puff pastry so I decided to remake those but use fresh strawberries instead of pumpkin. Puff pastry is seriously awesome! I love baking with this dough because it’s already made so I don’t have to worry about making dough and whatever I make with the dough comes out looking and tasting like it came from a bakery!
I have a fond memory of eating toaster strudel on the weekends as a child. You remember toaster strudel, right? I’m a child of the 80’s-90’s so these were all the rage when I was a kid. Flaky pastry with fruit stuffed inside topped with a sweet glaze, and made in the toaster! It was always fun to eat these because I could make them myself. These Strawberry Chocolate Pastry Puffs seriously taste exactly like strawberry toaster strudel… no joke! There’s something so good about eating flaky, puffy treats straight from the oven and these puffs are addictive! Not only do they taste amazing, but they are honestly easy to make.
As I mentioned before, I’m not a super skilled baker so I can say with honestly that this recipe is easy to follow. It all starts with the puff pastry. They are sold frozen so you just need to take out one sheet and let it sit on the kitchen counter for about 1 hour to thaw. While the dough is thawing, dice up strawberries into small pieces and add to a small pot. To the pot, add stevia sugar baking blend, lemon juice, and corn starch. Stir to mix and cook on simmer for about 10 minutes until the strawberries breakup and form a sauce.
After the sauce has formed, remove from heat and let the strawberry sauce cool completely. I recommend transferring the strawberry sauce to a bowl and placing the bowl into the refrigerator to allow the sauce to cool faster. Once the pastry dough has thawed, roll out the dough and cut the dough into 12 squares. Place pastry squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and add 2 teaspoons of the strawberry sauce into the middle of each pastry square. Fold over one end of the pastry to the other end to form a rectangle shape.
Using a fork, gently press on the edges of the pastry to seal the pastry. Some of the strawberry sauce might pop out of the edges… Don’t worry, it just makes this recipe a bit more rustic 😉 Cut a slit into the middle of the pastry then brush egg wash. Repeat these steps until all 12 pastries are sealed and ready to go!
The pastries will bake for 18-20 minutes until they are golden brown.
After they bake is when the real magic happens!! In a small microwave safe dish, add chocolate melting wafers and microwave for 15 seconds until chocolate has melted. Using a spoon, drizzle the tops of the pastries with chocolate then sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar!
Strawberry Chocolate Pastry Puffs are a delicious, decadent dessert that’s easy to make without the guilt. Fresh strawberry sauce stuffed inside flaky puff pastry with a drizzle of chocolate on top are too good to be true! These puffs of heaven are so delicious you would have NO idea that they are considered healthy. Luckily, they are only 4 SmartPoints so you can totally have a couple 🙂 .
I hope you enjoy these puffy bites of flavor!
Serves 12, 1 Puff Per Serving0
4 SMARTPOINTS per serving
30 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry
- 1 Cup Diced Strawberries
- 1 Tablespoon Stevia Baking Blend
- 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Melting Chocolate (I used Godiva Chocolate Melting Wafers)
- 2 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar
- 1 Egg
- Thaw 1 sheet of puff pastry.
- In a pot over medium low heat, add strawberries, stevia sugar baking blend, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.
- Break up strawberries and cook for 7-10 minutes until a sauce starts to form.
- Remove from heat.
- Transfer strawberry sauce to a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool completely, for about 1 hour.
- Place puff pastry on parchment paper or clean surface.
- Cut pastry sheet using a pizza cutter into 12 squares.
- Place pastry squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Add 2 teaspoons of strawberry sauce in the middle of each pastry half.
- Fold over the pastry to form a rectangle shape.
- Gently press down on the edges of the pastry with a fork to seal. Some of the strawberry sauce may pop out of the seam. This is OK!
- Cut small incision into the middle part of hand puff to allow for steam to release.
- In a small bowl, beat egg.
- Brush top of puffs with egg wash (there will be a lot off egg wash left over).
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until puffs are golden grown
- While puffs are baking, add chocolate to microwave safe bowl and microwave in 15 second increments until melted.
- Once puffs are baked, drizzle with chocolate with a spoon and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 12 - (4 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 93 FAT: 5.5 SATURATED FAT: 2.8 CARBS: 10.5 FIBER: 0.6 SUGARS: 2.9 PROTEIN: 1.6
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KrystenFebruary 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm I remember toaster strudels! They were what we all wanted for breakfast as a kid! These really remind me of them too! I can't wait to make them.
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:18 am I'm glad someone remembers toaster strudels also :) Thanks Krysten!
Jessica BeerFebruary 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm Oh those look delicious! Love chocolate and strawberry together!
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:17 am Chocolate and strawberry is such a great combo! Thanks Jessica!
Bonnie marrowFebruary 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm These look sooo good! They remind me of a crepe
RebeccaFebruary 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm Mmmm these look SO good! I love using fresh fruit in my desserts, and that's awesome that they're only 4 WW points. Rebecca recently posted...What to Do on a Day Trip to Waco
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:17 am I know!! 4 WW points for all this delicious goodness. Thanks Rebecca!
DawnFebruary 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm These look so sweet and yummy. I love the look of the chocolate drizzle.
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:16 am YES! The chocolate drizzle really takes this dessert to a whole new level. Thanks Dawn!
AnnaFebruary 10, 2017 at 8:27 pm Oh my those looks delicious.
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:15 am Thanks Anna.. they really are!
Brittany FerrellFebruary 10, 2017 at 10:20 pm Oh my goodness! I have to make these! I, too, have recently discovered the awesomeness of puff pastry! The strawberry filling is what caught my attention, though. I could see that being delicious on ice I cream or angel food cake, too! Yum! Brittany Ferrell recently posted...5 Amazingly Fun Activities That Are Not Just For Kids
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:15 am Oh yeah totally Brittany! The strawberry sauce is delicious and easy to make :)
Anna nuttallFebruary 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm Yum this look delicious and a really tasty snacks. xx Anna nuttall recently posted...Part 2 | Who Want Their Blog Reviewed?
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:14 am They really are Anna :)
MamaguruFebruary 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm Oh my goodness, those look scrumptious! Mamaguru recently posted...Homemade Strawberry Cream Cheese
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:14 am Thanks Mamaguru!!
RochelleFebruary 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm These pastries look amazing. I know that my kids would love to have these as a snack.
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:13 am Thanks Rochelle! They definitely make for a delicious snack.
JazzFebruary 15, 2017 at 9:16 am These look yummy and wonderfully messy!
KristineFebruary 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm Thanks Jazz! They really are :)
Claire @ The Simple, Sweet LifeFebruary 19, 2017 at 11:42 pm These look DELISH! Love the combo you've got going with the chocolate, strawberries, and puff pastry! Claire @ The Simple, Sweet Life recently posted...The Chocolate Cake to End All Chocolate Cakes
KristineFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:00 am Thanks Claire! They really are delicious :)