Chocolate Walnut Strudel

Christmas food 009

Christmas dinner dessert!  Recipe from the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry website.  Easy to make and delicious to eat!

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used chocolate chips)

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed as per package directions

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

powdered sugar

vanilla ice cream and/or Cool Whip for serving, if desired

1  Heat oven to 375.  Beat egg and water in small bowl with fork.

2  Place chocolate, milk and butter in medium microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on medium for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat until mixture is melted and smooth.

3  Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface.  Roll sheet into 16 x 12″ rectangle.  Spread chocolate mixture on pastry to within 1 1/2″ of edge.  Sprinkle with nuts.  Starting with shorter side, roll up like jelly roll.  Place seam side down onto baking sheet.  Tuck ends under to seal.  Brush with egg mixture.

4  Bake 35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.  Let strudel cool on baking sheet on wire rack for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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