Chocolate Walnut Turnovers


One of my favorite movie lines is when McLintock, after an outrageous demand from his daughter to protect her good name, points a gun at young Devlin Warren and tells his daughter in a rather matter-of-factly kind of way, “Well, I’m your father, and I love you” while pulling the trigger. If you’ve never seen McLintock, this sounds like a rather heartless scene, but it was a blank, Devlin was fine, and it resulted in a spanking for the mouthy daughter.

I can’t help but think of my own father every time  hear that line. I’m not sure I could ever convince him to fire a blank at someone, for dramatic effect or other wise, but the statement rings true.

What does all this nonsense have to do with turnovers? As I was thinking of how to describe these to you, all I could think was that they were a must make for your loved ones (which put that line in my head as I was rolling out the pastry and preparing these). See, it all comes together.

So, if you love your family, make them these. Then watch McLintock. Seriously, it maybe my favorite movie ever.





  1. If only these were in my oven this morning….

  2. If it’s got chocolate and puff pastry, I’M IN. Yummmmm!

  3. I think I also have some puff pastry in my freezer! Definitely have walnuts and chocolate ;-). As for the movie I don’t think I’ve ever seen it, so I will have to add it to my list!

  4. This is making me seriously regret my new year’s resolution to bring healthy breakfasts to work, because what I really really really want is a half-dozen of these babies just ever so slightly warm from the oven. Sigh.

  5. I’d eat 10 of those. I can’t control myself around pastries.

  6. Oh, yum. Now I’m going to be craving these all day!

  7. Sounds good, looks even better!

  8. Great movie!!! Everyone should watch it!!! The hat trick is one of my favorites!! The turnovers look amazing!! Yea – I can hear you Dad saying that line!!!

  9. I’ve never heard of that movie. I’ll have to check it out. I know my family would love these turnovers.

  10. Ohh I never thought of turnovers with chocolate! That sounds (and looks!) amazing!

  11. Oh my goodness! These sound very similar to the Nutella turnovers I made a couple years ago. They are soooo good with chocolate in the middle. :-)

  12. Wow! Just when I think I’m the last John Wayne fan left! The pastries look delicious…a must try! (and thanks for reminding me how my dad and I would watch this movie together every time it came on.)

  13. These turnovers are so very CUTE! And tempt me with chocolate and walnuts? You know just what to say to make me come a’runnin’! I have a thing for nuts lately. (Ok maybe that came out wrong…)

    Sending you some Friday love my friend! xo

  14. Mmmm chocolate & puff pastry, yes please! Never seen that movie but I think I would like it :)

  15. I love McLintock! And I love this recipe! Seems soooo goood!!¨:-)

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