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Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissant Recipe

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Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissant Recipe

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This mini chocolate croissant recipe is sinfully easy to make. We use a store-bought puff pastry sheet instead of making our own dough at home. They only take 30 minutes to make.

Making Croissants Easy

Traditional croissant dough is a fun, but a time consuming process. It’s something everyone should try at some point, but it certainly does not fit into our definition of an easy recipe. That’s why we adore this recipe.

You can easily make flaky, decadent chocolate-filled croissants without the extra time and fuss. Everyone will love them, too.

Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissants Step

The puff pastry dough we used is actually from Pepperidge Farm. We’re sure you’ve noticed their products in your grocery store. Pepperidge Farm did pay us to share this recipe using their puff pastry crust.

You see, they came to us to see if we would like to participate in their game day entertaining challenge. We said yes and decided to move the cheese and wings aside and instead share these extra easy croissants.

If you can’t find Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry sheets, feel free to use another puff pastry dough, store-bought or homemade.

A Mini Chocolate Croissant Recipe Perfect for Mornings, Parties or Game Day

These little guys go fast. Lightning fast. Wouldn’t they be perfect for entertaining?

Make a batch, throw them into a basket and watch them go.

Do you have a favorite recipe that uses Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry? If so, you should visit their Facebook page, where you can share your own Puff Pastry recipes and see recipes for others. For even more recipes, tips and how-to videos, you can also visit www.puffpastry.com.

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Sinfully Easy Mini Croissants with Chocolate
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These mini croissants are sinfully easy to make. We use a store-bought puff pastry sheet instead of making our own croissant dough at home. The puff pastry sheet needs to be thawed before using. So, either place into the refrigerator and leave overnight or remove and thaw at room temperature for 40 to 50 minutes. Once the puff pastry has thawed, all you need is 30 minutes to make the croissants. Leave them plain, add chocolate or another favorite filling. These are mini croissants, so when making, assume each person will eat two.
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Yield: 16
You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 of a 17.3 ounce package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 2/3 cup (113 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips or small chocolate chunks
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
  2. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk then set aside.
  3. Lightly flour your work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet then lightly dust top with flour. Use a rolling pin to roll the sheet into a 16-inch square.
  4. Cut pastry square in half then cut each half into four rectangles (making eight, 8-inch by 4-inch rectangles).Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissants Recipe Step-1
  5. Now, cut each rectangle diagonally into two triangles (making 16 triangles).
  6. Place about 2 teaspoons of the chocolate chips down the center of each triangle. Then, starting at the wider end, roll each triangle up. Place each croissant seam-side down so that the tip of the triangle is tucked under the rolled croissant. Then, bend in the edges, creating a crescent shape. Lightly brush tops of croissants with egg wash.Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissants Recipe Step-1
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Notes and Tips
Recipe has been shared with permission from Pepperidge Farm.
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I'm Joanne Gallagher and alongside my husband, Adam, I develop, test and share favorite recipes from our kitchen. I'm completely in love with food and you'll most likely find me covered in flour, chocolate or both.

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1 Tanya January 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

These look so great!! super easy to make and Delicious. I need to make these next time my friend comes over for coffee.


2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I love that I could totally make these right this very second. And so I shall! haha, awesome!


3 jmv January 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Just wonderful!!!!. Great with tea.


4 Lorri S January 25, 2013 at 1:55 am

I am definitely going to try these!


5 Nancy Long January 25, 2013 at 6:52 pm

haven’t tried it w/puff pastry yet, but do something similar w/crescent rolls and Nutella. then sprinkle w/powdered sugar. Hubby inhales them – It’s become my ‘I don’t feel like baking’ recipe.


6 Sarah August 30, 2013 at 12:02 am

These look amazing and super easy to make. I was wondering if I could add fruit with the chocolate? Do I need to adjust anything if I do this? Temperature? Amount of chocolate?


7 Joanne August 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Hi Sarah, Great idea. While we have not tried it, we don’t see why you couldn’t add some fruit. You probably won;t need much at all and might need to reduce the chocolate a bit. Temperature should stay the same. (Sliced strawberries would be delicious).


8 daisy September 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Would u recommend fresh strawberries?


9 Joanne September 20, 2013 at 11:10 am

Adding a few sliced strawberries would be great.


10 Shellie October 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

This was so easy & they turned out beautiful & delicious! Dusted them with powdered sugar & they look pretty enough to be sold in any French bakery.!


11 Marta November 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

“assume each person will eat two” ….. Ha, ha, ha -you are so funny!

Happy Thanksgiving :)


12 Joanne November 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

We like to be honest ;)


13 Jonathan November 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I loooooooove this recipe. Absolutely darling with powdered sugar. Will give to my husband everyday. ;)


14 Joanne November 20, 2013 at 8:57 am

So happy you loved it :)


15 Kat December 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Hi was just wondering if these can be made the night before ? I wanted to do some with fruit also but just wondering how and if they can be stored or need to be cooked just before consumption?


16 Joanne December 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Try rolling them then covering and refrigerating overnight. It’s important to keep the dough cold until you bake. Or, freeze them.


17 Sanchai February 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

This is actually good! I made these mini croissants for a play date, n they disappeared in no time! was liked by grown ups n kids alike. N not to mention so easy to make :)


18 amy March 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Could I use crescent rolls instead of puff pastries?


19 Joanne March 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

That would work!


20 peggy March 23, 2014 at 12:10 am

wow….ok. i’ll give it a go.


21 Nancie May 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Hi this sounds like a great recipe, could you swap the chocolate chips with nutella? Because I know the chocolate chips are hard and the nutella would be gooey, so I’m not sure if it works. They would be so tasty!


22 Joanne May 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

Yes, definitely! That’s a great idea.


23 Brittney Beene May 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

This recipe was so simple the only tip I really have is to make sure you allow yourself enough time for the puff pastries to thaw. They require 40 minutes at room temperature. I also use dsome of the leftover chocolate chips and melted them then drizzeled lt it over them and dusted them with powdered sugar they look absolutely beautiful


24 Joanne June 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Thanks for sharing, Brittney!


25 Sophie June 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Hi, I’d like to try these but with a savory filling. Do you have any ideas what I could use?


26 Joanne August 8, 2014 at 11:24 am

Anything cheese … maybe a spin of jalapeño poppers with cheese and some pickled jalapeños. A spoonful of caramelized onions and fresh thyme would be nice, too. You could also add some ground meat, chicken or curried vegetables?


27 rhonda July 21, 2014 at 10:23 am

What does the egg wash do? I don’t really like eggs and think I will leave that step out but just wondering what I will miss! Thanks! :)


28 Joanne August 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

The egg wash adds a golden sheen to the croissants, you can omit it if you prefer.


29 Steph August 3, 2014 at 7:20 am

I love these! i dusted mine with a bit of cinnamon sugar :3 sooo tasty


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