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Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid

Mmm! This delectable loaf gives you a little taste of Bavaria, thanks to the chocolaty, creamy filling and flaky crust. —Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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 1 long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Roll out into a 14x9-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 1 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 with confectioners' sugar. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 160 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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