These Salty Nutella Cigars are out of control delicious. They’re buttery, rich, crispy and salty in every bite!
I am so crazy excited about today’s recipe. These are such simple treats, that are insanely delicious and super impressive! The only thing is they aren’t very cute. I mean, they look like a taquito or something you expect to be filled with ground beef.
Sorry about that.
Anyhow, let’s get past the look of it all and focus of the ridiculously crispy, buttery, salty exterior and the creamy chocolaty filling. It’s all just so perfect together.
There are only a few ingredients necessary, and these are the perfect way to use up that extra package of phyllo dough you have in your freezer.
I honestly can’t say enough about these treats. You need them in your life asap.
They’re basically the perfect pastry without the huge effort!
Well, let me take that back…these do take a little effort, but I promise it’s nothing you can’t handle. It’s even a super fun treat to get the kids involved in. You really can’t mess them up…just get out all your supplies ahead and create a little work station.
You’ll want to keep the phyllo dough covered with a clean dish towel. I even like to dampen it ever so slightly and wring it out well and use that to cover the phyllo. It’s dries out SO fast, and becomes brittle, so make sure not to skip that step!
Just lay out one sheet at a time. Brush butter on half the sheet and then fold the other half on top. The butter works like a glue. A delicious glue.
Then pipe a strip of Nutella onto the edge of the dough. If you don’t want to pipe it you can spread it on…but piping it is SO much easier. Even if you just use a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off.
Then fold the edges over the ends, like a burrito so the Nutella doesn’t squeeze out. Then tightly roll it up.
Brush a little more butter on the edge to seal it so the roll stays closed.
Place them all on a lined baking sheet and I like to brush them all with a bit more butter. Because why not?
When they are baked they will look so perfect!
And like I said, I like to sprinkle them with a bit of flaked sea salt to make it extra extra.
They’re so crispy and flaky I can’t even stand it.
Your family and friends are going to go crazy for these. Mine did.
There won’t be one left if you serve these at a party!!
Also, don’t feel like you have to use Nutella…any spread of your choice would work wonderfully!
Think about a salty peanut butter, a Biscoff or Cookie Butter filled “cigar” or even chocolate chips! Get creative!Print
Salty Nutella Cigars
- Yield: 24 1x
- 1 1/2 cups Nutella spread
- 1 (8 ounce) package phyllo dough, thawed according to package directions
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- optional ~ flaked sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Scoop Nutella into a large piping bag, or gallon sized zip-top bag and snip the corner off.
- Unwrap thawed phyllo dough and cover it with a slightly moist clean kitchen towel. Phyllo dries out very quickly, so keeping it covered while you’re working is essential.
- Place one sheet of phyllo dough on your work surface carefully. Using a pastry brush, brush melted butter on one half of the phyllo and fold the other half on top. The butter works like a glue and holds the sides together. Pipe a strip of Nutella down one side of the dough, leaving 1/2 inch at the top and the bottom. Fold the Nutella up at the ends (so it doesn’t squeeze out) and then tightly roll the phyllo into a tube. Lightly brush the end with butter so the end stays sealed.
- Place the “cigar” onto the baking sheet and lightly brush with a little more butter.
- Repeat this process with all the sheets of phyllo.
- Bake the “cigars” for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
- Sprinkle lightly with sea salt flakes if desired.
recipe lightly adapted from all recipes.
58 comments on “Salty Nutella Cigars”
What’s great about these treats is that even if you make a mistake it still works. My first try I forgot the folding over part and ended up with two sheets and on the initial one I put way too much filling so I wrapped another sheet around it. Guess what? Still phyllo and Nutella, still yummy! I only did a few so today tried more after realizing I was supposed to fold them over. I didn’t glue the folded sheet with butter but still yummy and possibly a few less calories. Thanks for having this recipe out there for us to try.
Love hearing that!
Just made these tonight and they’re delicious. Next time, I’d probably spread the Nutella across more (hehe) because well….Nutella.
So glad you liked them!!
I know that it is from a few years ago, but I found your Phyllo Nutella recipe today. I am going to enter a batch in a fun dessert competition this weekend. I may not win, but if I don’t, my wife and I can drown our sorrows by eating the leftovers. I only have to make enough to feed 20+ people. Thanks for the idea.
I think you will love these!
How long can we store these? Can we freeze?
How big should the squares of Phyllo dough be?
These were really easy to make (but if you make 40 of them, it will take time) and you’re right, they were gone in an instant. Thank you!
looks delish!! how far in advance can these be made? thanks 🙂
What is the best way to store these if I make them a day ahead?
In an airtight container at room temperature!
What is the best way to store these if I make them a day ahead of the party?