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

Chocolate Croissants

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.

Chocolate Croissants

– 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.

Add 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.

Ready to Bake!

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

  • PREP
  • COOK

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.

Makes 16 mini croissants

Watch Us Make the Recipe

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
  • 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.Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissants Recipe Step-1

    • Bake Croissants
    • 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.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 102 / Protein 3 g / Carbohydrate 11 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 4 g / Total Fat 7 g / Saturated Fat 3 g / Cholesterol 12 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter with easy, delicious, and fresh recipes and receive our eCookbook with 16 of our most loved recipes for free! Click Go to signup for free!

55 comments… Leave a Comment
  • 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!


Leave a Comment/Review

All comments are moderated before appearing on the site. Thank you so much for waiting. First time commenting? Please review our Comment Guidelines. You must be at least 16 years old to post a comment. All comments are governed by our Privacy Policy & Terms.

* Required fields (Email address will not be published)

Did you make it? How was it?:


Previous Post: Next Post: