This Braai Dessert Is So Simple Even Kids Can Make It

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Recipes

Looking for an easy braai dessert? These mini chocolate braai pies only use three ingredients and take 10 minutes to cook on the coals. Perfect for after-summer lunches or as a sweet treat on Heritage Day on the 24th of September.

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Mynie Plays With Fire cookbook cover  for easy braai dessert recipe

If you’re looking for more braai recipes and inspiration, make sure to pick up a copy of Mynie Plays With Fire. You know you can trust her recipes because she is a self-confessed braai addict and has even been cooking over fire since she was just 10 years old!

This is the ultimate braai and entertaining cookbook, you’ll reach for every chance you get.  It has braai-tasting menus so you have a carefully curated menu just for you. There are themed menus accompanying music playlists, fun facts, and of course, delicious recipes. If you haven’t planned out your Heritage Day menu or weekend yet, this cookbook has you more than covered (plus, it makes an amazing gift if you’re not the one hosting).

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And now for the star of the show! This fuss-free dessert means you can carry on entertaining or whip it up in minutes if you don’t have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen. We love a quick, yet delicious dessert!

chocolate braai pies on a tray for serving for easy braai dessert recipe

Mini Chocolate Braai Pies

Mynie Steffens
Trust South Africans to take classic puff pastry that can take up to five hours to make and whack it onto a braai. Just one example of how South Africans make Frenchie things better by bending the rules.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African


  • 1 Braai


  • 400 g Pack frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, defrosted
  • 6 tsp Chocolate spread (e.g. Nutella)
  • 36 mini Marshmallows (or 6 regular-sized ones cut into 6)


  • Roll out the puff pastry on a cutting board and divide into 6 squares, each ±10 x 10cm. Spread a teaspoon of chocolate spread over half of each square, leaving a clear edge of 1cm. Scatter 6 mini marshmallows over the  chocolate spread on each. Fold the uncovered pastry over the filling and press the sides together to prevent the filling from seeping out too much. Keep the pies as cold as possible and refrigerate if necessary.
  • Arrange the cold pies on a warm braai grid but leave the top uncovered so as not to puncture the puff pastry. Braai over medium-hot coals for 10 minutes in total, making sure the pastry is golden-brown underneath before turning the first time. Once turned, close the grid loosely and continue braaing.
Keyword braai, chocolate, chocolate pie, comfort food, dessert

Stock Up On These Spreads For Your Easy Braai Dessert

okja spread

The hazelnut content of this dairy-free chocolate spread is 38% more than regular spreads. Yum!

suntella spread

This keto-friendly spread is sweetened with Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener.

honest spread

It is handmade in Cape Town from a blend of ethically sourced, organic ingredients.

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