Easy, 30 Minute Chocolate Croissants Recipe

Thanks to store-bought puff pastry, you really can make flaky, homemade chocolate croissants without the extra time and fuss. Jump to the Chocolate Croissants Recipe now or read on to see how we make them.

How to Make Chocolate Croissants in 30 Minutes

– This Recipe is Sponsored by Pepperidge Farm –

How to Make Chocolate Croissants in 30 Minutes

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.

Croissant Recipe in 30 Minutes

Thanks to store-bought puff pastry, you really can make flaky, homemade chocolate croissants without the extra time and fuss. Everyone will love them, too.

The puff pastry dough we used is from Pepperidge Farm. We’re sure you’ve noticed their products in your grocery store.

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

Simply roll the puff pastry out into a rectangle and cut into triangles. Then add your favorite chocolate to the middle and roll up. Or if you want to experiment, try marzipan and sliced almonds for almond croissants, jam, or even ham and cheese for a savory version.

Adding the Chocolate

These little croissants go fast and are perfect for mornings, parties or your next coffee break. Make a batch, throw them into a basket and watch them go.

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Ready to Bake!Recipe updated, originally posted January 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

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Easy, 30 Minute Chocolate Croissants Recipe
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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 Mini Croissants
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).
  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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  • marija recepti kolaci April 27, 2016, 5:54 am

    wow.. I love this recipe. Recipes are very good, I like your site very professional, thank you.

  • Denise October 4, 2015, 11:54 am

    “Assume each person will eat two”. Ha ha, good joke. I would assume each person would eat five or six and be grateful if ANY were left over….so I could eat them.

  • anne canto August 21, 2015, 8:47 am

    That lookd delicous. Iv always wanted to make croisants but they take twondays to make and a lot of muscle. Lately Iv been buying this brand of puff pastry that uses real butter, which is helpful since thats the only pastry dough I dont make. Im thinking if its made with puff pastrybrather tgenba yeast dough the texture might be a cross betweenva croisant and andca rugalach which is good.

  • roae August 19, 2015, 11:44 am

    Could I bake the shells and then fill them with whip cream or pudding

    • Joanne October 16, 2015, 1:01 pm

      Yes, that sounds great.

    • Veronica Day December 16, 2015, 8:03 pm

      To make cream puffs use the shells instead of the sheets Pepperidge Farm makes both.

  • daljit July 28, 2015, 3:48 pm

    Looking gr8. I tried at home and its work.

  • Chris B July 20, 2015, 11:46 pm

    These are so easy to make!! Delicious too! After reading the comments here, we will try them with jam and also try savoury ones. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  • Jane June 5, 2015, 9:01 pm

    I replaced the chocolate chips with leftover icing. The result is magic. I put away 6 of them in less than 15 minutes…hahaha…

  • michelle May 25, 2015, 10:50 am

    I had these in Barcelona and tried making with croissant dough but were not the same. I cannot wait to try with puff pastry to get that light airy croissant with dark chocolate filling. To really feel like I am in Barcelona again I am going to put chocolate shavings on top after baking! Thanks for recipe!

  • Maddison March 24, 2015, 4:50 am

    Mine were very hard. Did I not thaw the pastry for long enough?

    • Joanne March 26, 2015, 8:22 am

      If they were hard before baking then you probably needed to keep them out on the counter a little longer.

  • Sarah March 5, 2015, 12:59 pm

    This is wonderful! Please make more easy baking recipes like this for the poor hungry college students of this great country!

  • Margot February 16, 2015, 7:11 am

    These look delicious! I am going to make them today. After I brush the tops with the egg wash, I’m going to add sliced almonds and sprinkle with coarse sugar before baking. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Sandy January 31, 2015, 1:23 pm

    Could you use a bit of cream cheese with the chocolate chips?

  • Marjan January 11, 2015, 4:27 pm

    They are in the oven right now! Can’t wait till taste them. Same for my kids!

  • darrin September 28, 2014, 11:39 am

    Pro tip: Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top.

  • Maureen September 16, 2014, 10:42 am

    Great recipe! I added a little jam with the chocolate chips. Yummy! Spread it a little on the dough so it doesn’t ooze out.

  • Steph August 3, 2014, 7:20 am

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

  • rhonda July 21, 2014, 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! 🙂

    • Joanne August 7, 2014, 12:51 pm

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

  • Sophie June 28, 2014, 5:55 pm

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

    • Joanne August 8, 2014, 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?

  • Brittney Beene May 22, 2014, 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

    • Joanne June 20, 2014, 2:16 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Brittney!

  • Nancie May 16, 2014, 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!

    • Joanne May 19, 2014, 10:50 am

      Yes, definitely! That’s a great idea.

  • peggy March 23, 2014, 12:10 am

    wow….ok. i’ll give it a go.

  • amy March 22, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Could I use crescent rolls instead of puff pastries?

    • Joanne March 24, 2014, 9:47 am

      That would work!

  • Sanchai February 28, 2014, 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 🙂

  • Kat December 23, 2013, 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?

    • Joanne December 30, 2013, 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.

  • Jonathan November 18, 2013, 10:23 pm

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

    • Joanne November 20, 2013, 8:57 am

      So happy you loved it 🙂

  • Marta November 10, 2013, 11:18 am

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

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    • Joanne November 11, 2013, 11:03 am

      We like to be honest 😉

  • Shellie October 9, 2013, 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.!

  • daisy September 19, 2013, 3:14 pm

    Would u recommend fresh strawberries?

    • Joanne September 20, 2013, 11:10 am

      Adding a few sliced strawberries would be great.

  • Sarah August 30, 2013, 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?

    • Joanne August 30, 2013, 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).

  • Nancy Long January 25, 2013, 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.

  • Lorri S January 25, 2013, 1:55 am

    I am definitely going to try these!

  • jmv January 24, 2013, 5:06 pm

    Just wonderful!!!!. Great with tea.

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

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

  • Tanya January 21, 2013, 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.


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