pastry twists

White Chocolate Peppermint and Nutella Almond Pastry Twists

Puff pastry, plus holiday flavors, equals your new favorite Christmas treats! Bake them up for a party, or as a quick neighbor gift. Everyone will be asking for the recipe.

Amy Richardson shares how to make these tasty pastry twists that are easy for the at-home chef.

Find all of Amy’s recipes on her website,


“Let’s do the Peppermint Twist!!”
Pastry Twists for the Holidays!


  • White Chocolate Peppermint
  • Iced Chocolate Nutella Almond
  • Vanilla Iced Raspberry Marzipan
  • Vanilla Orange White Chocolate

Recipe: White Chocolate Peppermint Twists

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Lindt White Chocolate Bar, grated
  • Crushed peppermint
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water, beaten
  • Crystal sugar
  • *Vanilla Glaze


Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Set aside.

On a lightly floured board,  roll 1 sheet of pastry to flatten any seams.  Cover with a thin layer of cream cheese mixture. Evenly sprinkle grated white chocolate over the top. Place  the other sheet on top. Pressing lightly. Cut short-wise with a rolling cutter in half. Then again to make four even sections. Then again to make eight.  Take each piece and twist. Lay about 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 12-15 or until golden  brown. Drizzle with icing when almost cool.



  • 1/2 cup confectioners
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


In a small bowl, whisk sugar, butter, milk and vanilla until smooth. Glaze while slightly warm.

Makes 8