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Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid

 Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid
Mmm! This delectable loaf gives you a little taste of Bavaria, thanks to the chocolaty, creamy filling and flaky crust.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, coconut, egg yolk and extract.
  • Unroll crescent dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet into one
  • long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Roll out into a 14-in.
  • x 9-in. rectangle.
  • Spread Nutella in a 3-in.-wide strip down center of rectangle. Top
  • with yogurt mixture. On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips to
  • within 1/2 in. of filling. Starting at one end, fold alternating
  • strips at an angle across filling.
  • Whisk egg white; brush over top and sides of dough. Sprinkle with
  • almonds.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle

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Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with confectioners' sugar. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into
  • slices. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 160 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.