Banana Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Bites

Last week I was making (dairy-free) chicken pot pies with puff pastry (yes, store-bought puff pastry is usually dairy free!) and had about a half of a sheet left after I was done with the pies.  It was already thawed, so I HAD to use if for something — I certainly won’t let perfectly delicious puff pastry go to waste!

So I invented a desert on a whim and here is what I came up with.  Oh, goodness, it was delicious!  Sadly, there were only 6 of them — next time I may have to make a whole  batch!

The very last puff pastry bite, before I devoured it

Banana Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Bites (Dairy-Free!)

Ingredients:

  • Puff pastry, rolled thin (1/8 inch?) and cut into 2-3″ squares
  • sliced banana
  • chocolate chips (ours are of course dairy-free!)
  • brown sugar
  • almond butter
  • whisked egg wash (if desired)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 (F)
  2. Cut pastry into squares (mine were 2-3 inches)
  3. Spread a dollop (1 teaspoon?) almond butter in the middle of each square of dough.
  4. Add 1-2 slices of banana
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon (ish) of brown sugar
  6. Gather the edges of the pastry and pinch together into a “purse” or sort of lengthwise similar to a potsticker
  7. Arrange on a baking tray
  8. Brush with egg if desired
  9. Bake at 425 (f) for 15 minutes, or until golden brown (check often!)
  10. Devour. Ideally warm.  For desert, breakfast, snack, anytime. With tea (or ice cream!), or without.  They reheat well in the toaster oven!  Yum!
Notes:  These would be good with various substitutions, I’m sure.  No almond butter?  Probably can skip it.  Want to add marshmallows? Or coconut?  Bet that would be good!  I am sure there are plenty of other shapes you could make them into as well. Let me know what other variations you come up with if you do this!

Somehow I remembered to photograph this in the daylight. I still have so much to learn about food pictures! But, still, yum!

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