Easy 30 Minute Chocolate Croissants
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
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.
– This Recipe is Sponsored by Pepperidge Farm –
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.
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.
Recipe updated, originally posted January 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a recipe video. – Adam and Joanne
Easy, 30 Minute Chocolate Croissants
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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You Will Need
1 large 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
- Prepare Croissants
- Bake Croissants
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk then set aside.
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. Cut pastry square in half then cut each half into four rectangles (making eight, 8-inch by 4-inch rectangles). Now, cut each rectangle diagonally into two triangles (making 16 triangles).
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.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Jam, nuts, cheese, cooked sausage, ham or a combination of ingredients can be substituted for the chocolate.
- Recipe has been shared with permission from Pepperidge Farm
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.