Chocolate Strawberry Napoleons are delicious layered desserts, with strawberries, creamy chocolate filling, puff pastry, and a chocolate drizzle. Chocolate Strawberry Napoleons are delicious layered desserts, with strawberries, creamy chocolate filling, puff pastry, and a chocolate drizzle.

A couple of years ago, my husband and I were having our sons and their girlfriends over for dinner. I was a bit stumped by what to serve for dessert, because I didn’t want to prepare the same old desserts I usually make. I ended up making Chocolate and Strawberry Napoleons!

This dessert was created, because I knew I wanted to try something different. My DEEP CONTEMPLATION of WHAT that could be lasted about 4 minutes. I decided to make something using puff pastry, and we ended up with… Chocolate and Strawberry Napoleons!

Several changes were made to a recipe I found on the box, tried to make it look “fancy pants”…and voila! A beautiful, classy looking dessert was made, that we all enjoyed! The recipe actually looks harder to make than it really is, and with only 7 or 8 ingredients, it’s not too expensive, either!   Here’s how to make this delicious dessert!

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Prepare Strawberries

In a small bowl, mix the sliced strawberries with granulated sugar and water. Stir until the sugar dissolves and ingredients are fully combined.

Set the strawberries aside, and let them sit for about 30 minutes, then drain off the juice. This process is called “macerating” the berries, and helps to sweeten them.

Fresh strawberries are mascerated in sugar and water for chocolate strawberry napoleons.

Make The Chocolate Filling

In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form. This “chocolate mousse” type mixture will become the filling for the chocolate strawberry napoleons! Cover and place in refrigerator, until ready to use.

Prepare The  Puff Pastry For Chocolate Strawberry Napoleons

Take the thawed pastry sheet and gently unfold it onto a lightly floured work surface. Cut the pastry (along the fold marks) into 3 strips. Now cut each of the strips into 4 rectangles.

NOTE: You will notice (in the photo below) that I FORGOT to cut the three strips of puff pastry into 4 rectangles each until AFTER I baked them.  TRUST ME – they are much easier to cut BEFORE you bake them and they get all nice and crispy!

Bake The Puff Pastry

Put the 12 pastry rectangles onto 2 baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the pastries turn golden brown. Remove pastries from oven and place on wire racks. Let these cool for about 10 minutes.

Once cooled, take a sharp knife and carefully split each pastry into 2 layers (horizontally, of course!). You should now have 24 pastry rectangles (you will use 3 for each serving). **See NOTE above, regarding photo below.

Baked puff pastry, ready to slice and fill for chocolate strawberry napoleons dessert.

Serving Chocolate Strawberry Napoleons

Place a bottom pastry layer onto each individual serving plate (8 total). Divide HALF of the chocolate filling between all 8 portions. Spoon chocolate filling, to cover (and kind of spill over sides).

Divide and spoon HALF of the strawberries over the chocolate filling on each portion. Top each dessert with another pastry layer. Repeat process with an additional layer of chocolate and strawberries for each dessert. Top each dessert off with another pastry rectangle (use an original “top” piece).

Dust the pastry and plate with sifted powdered sugar. Decoratively drizzle each portion with chocolate syrup (or melted and slightly cooled semi-sweet chocolate chips) and serve!

To serve, chocolate strawberry napoleons are dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate.

Fresh strawberries, plus creamy chocolate filling, in between layers of flaky puff pastry, and drizzled with chocolate is so good. Yummm…what’s NOT to like?

Chocolate strawberry napoleons on plates, ready to serve to guests!

We REALLY enjoyed these chocolate strawberry napoleons for dessert! They are at their very best when served on the same day you made them!

Close up photo of a chocolate strawberry napoleon on a serving plate.

Sure hope you will give it a try. This easy to make dessert will be a treat for your guest’s eyes AND taste buds! Have a GREAT day!

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Chocolate and Strawberry Napoleons

Recipe Adapted From: The back of the box of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (☺)

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Chocolate And Strawberry Napoleons
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
A delicious chocolate, strawberry, and cream-filled pastry sure to impress your guests!
Category: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate strawberry napoleons
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 296 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry (1/2 of a 17.3 oz. box) , thawed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (very cold)
  • 3 Tablespoons confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups fresh , sliced strawberries (do not use frozen for this recipe)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • *Optional: Confectioner's Sugar and Chocolate Syrup (or melted and slightly cooled chocolate chips) for garnish (you know...to make it purdy!!!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prepare strawberries: In a small bowl, mix the sliced strawberries with the granulated sugar and the water. Stir until combined. Set aside and let them sit quietly for approx. 30 minutes, then drain off the juice. This process is called "mascerating" the berries. Set asdide , until ready to use.

  3. Prepare Chocolate Filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, confectioner's sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate, until ready to use.

  4. Take the thawed pastry sheet and gently unfold it onto a lightly floured work surface. Cut the pastry (along the fold marks) into 3 strips. Now cut each of the strips into 4 rectangles. Put the 12 pastry rectangles onto 2 baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the pastries turn golden brown. Remove pastries from oven and place on wire racks. Let these cool for about 10 minutes.

  5. Once cooled, take a sharp knife and carefully split each pastry into 2 layers (horizontally, of course!). You should now have 24 pastry rectangles (you will use 3 for each serving).

To Make The Napoleons:
  1. Place a bottom pastry layer onto each individual serving plate (8 total). Divide HALF of the chocolate filling between all 8 portions. Spoon chocolate filling, to cover (and kind of spill over sides).

  2. Divide and spoon HALF of the strawberries over the chocolate filling on each portion. Top each dessert with another pastry layer. Repeat process with an additional layer of chocolate and strawberries for each dessert. Top each dessert off with another pastry rectangle (use an original "top" piece).

To Garnish and Serve:
  1. Dust pastry and plate with sifted powdered sugar. Decoratively drizzle with chocolate syrup (or melted and slightly cooled semi-sweet chocolate chips-that's what I did) and serve! ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation does not include optional chocolate and powdered sugar used to garnish finished dish.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate And Strawberry Napoleons
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 21.4mg26%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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