Chocolate-Dipped Spiced Twists

Chocolate-Dipped Spiced Twists

Serves 24

1/2 of a 17.3 ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet)
1/3 cup sugar
1 jar (2 ounces) crystallized ginger root
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
8 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate

Thaw the pastry sheet at room temperature for 40 minutes or until it’s easy
to handle.
Heat the oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease or line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Stir the egg and water with a fork in a small bowl.

Put the sugar and crystallized ginger in the bowl of a food processor fitted
with a metal blade. Cover and process until the ginger is finely chopped.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture.

Sprinkle half of the remaining sugar mixture on a work surface. Unfold the
pastry sheet on the sugar. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the
pastry. Roll the sheet into a 14-inch square. Fold the pastry in half,
making a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Cut the pastry crosswise into 24 (1/2-inch
wide) strips. Twist the strips and place 2 inches apart on the prepared
sheets, pressing down the ends. Brush the twists with the egg mixture.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove the twists from the baking sheet
to a wire rack to cool.

Place the chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute,
stirring until the chocolate melts. Dip half of each twist in the melted
chocolate and place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with the reserved
sugar mixture. Refrigerate for 10 minutes until the chocolate hardens. Store
the twists in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers until
ready to serve.