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


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 –

How to Make Chocolate Croissants 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.

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!

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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 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.

Makes 16 mini croissants

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

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49 comments… Leave a Comment
  • 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.


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