Melanie Griffith's Macadamia, Chocolate Chip
and Peanut Butter Mini-Turnovers
2 cups smooth peanut butter (at room temperature)
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup toasted and chopped macadamia nuts
2 sheets (one 17 1/4 ounce package) frozen puff pastry, thawed according to the package directions
1 egg, lightly beaten
Confectioners' sugar for garnish (optional)
Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Vanilla ice cream as an accompaniment
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. If the turnovers are frozen, preheat oven to 475
In a bowl, stir together the peanut butter, chocolate chips and macadamia nuts
until well combined.
Work with one sheet of puff pastry at a time. Lightly flour a work surface. Lay
one sheet of puff pastry on the surface and gently roll it out in all directions
to thin it slightly. With a sharp knife, cut the sheet into quarters, then cut each
quarter into quarters, making 16 pieces total.
Center one teaspoon of filling on each piece of pastry. Fold the pastry on the
diagonal to form a triangle. Press the open edges of the pastry closed. (At this
point the turnovers can be frozen. Arrange in layers, separated by sheets of wax
paper, in a freezer container.) Brush the top of the turnover with the beaten egg
and place on a baking sheet.
Make more mini-turnovers with the remaining ingredient in the same manner and
brush with the beaten egg.
Bake the pastries on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
Lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve at once, dusted with confectioners' sugar and garnished with a mint
sprig, with the ice cream.