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Chocolate Nut Apple Strudel


3 hours
Skill Level
1 strudel

Two kinds of drizzle make this Chocolate Nut Apple Strudel a stand-out. And HERSHEY’S Cocoa brings together the rich, crumbly center. Spend some time together in the kitchen making this impressive pastry. You’ll be so proud of the results!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1 sheet
    frozen puff pastry (1/2 of 17-1/2 oz. pkg.)
  • 2 tsps
  • 1 cup
    apple finely shredded
  • 3/4 cup
    ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup
    vanilla wafer crumbs (about 15 wafers, crushed)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted
  • 1/3 cup
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract



Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
cookie sheet cookie sheet
mixing bowl mixing bowl
bowl microwave-safe bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
mixer mixer
rubber scraper rubber scraper
microwave microwave

 Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. Heat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle cookie sheet with cold water.


Stir together apple, pecans, crumbs and cocoa in medium bowl. Stir together butter, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla in small bowl; add to apple mixture, stirring gently until well blended.


Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin to 12x10-inch rectangle. Spoon apple mixture lengthwise down center of pastry. Lightly beat remaining 1 egg and water. Fold one side of pastry over apple mixture; brush long edge with egg mixture. Brush long edge of remaining side of pastry with egg mixture; fold over filling. Press edges together to seal. Place, seam-side down, on prepared cookie sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool about 20 minutes. Prepare POWDERED SUGAR DRIZZLE and CHOCOLATE CHIP DRIZZLE; drizzle over strudel. Cut into slices. 8 servings.

POWDERED SUGAR DRIZZLE: Stir together 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 to 3 teaspoons milk in small bowl until smooth and of desired consistency.

CHOCOLATE CHIP DRIZZLE: Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.

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