Chocolate Croissants

First let me say to you that if I can do this, you can. As I have never tried to hide, I have no patience and even less dexterity. But this[ is child's play: indeed, you could consider getting children to make them. They certainly like eating them, and they tend to like eating what they make themselves even more.]

Total Time:
35 min
20 min
15 min

12 servings

  • 1 (13-ounce) packet ready rolled butter puff pastry
  • 1 (100-gram) chocolate bar ( milk or dark depending on taste)
  • 1 egg beaten

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Unfurl the sheet of pastry and then cut it into 6 squares.

Cut each square diagonally to give 2 triangles (they will appear quite small). Put the triangle with the wider part facing you and the point away from you.

Break off small pieces of chocolate (approx.1cm/half inch) to place about 2cm/3/4-inch up from the wide end nearest you.

Then carefully roll from that chocolate loaded end towards the point of the triangle.

You should now have something resembling a straight croissant, seal it slightly with your fingertips and curl it around into a crescent.

Place the chocolate croissants on a lined baking tray and paint with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffy and exuberantly, if miniaturely, croissant-like.

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    Extremely simple to make.
    i completely disagree with the person who gave it 1 star. i don't now whats not to get the recipes easy quick and delicious
    Nigella always makes the most scrumptious and delectable foods. These are no exception. This base recipe works with different chocolates, hazelnut spread, jams, etc...and are delicious. I've used everything from Hershey to Valhrona and they are always gobbled up. Fabulous recipe!
    Nigella is a Goddess and when you make these, the recipients will think you are a Goddess too. So easy. I have made them several times and note that they come out much better when pastry is nice and cold and oven is good and hot. Thanks Nigella for a simple WOW.
    These were not croissants, nor were they tasty. They required more time in the oven, and had no flavor. Well, they taste like puff pastry shells since that's what they are. I will in the future make my chocolate croissants from scratch using an authentic recipe. Not even the delicious chocolate I wasted on this stuff could save it.
    These are tasty, but not a croissant. I had to bake them much longer than posted on the recipe. Thanks for the idea. It is fast when something fast is needed.
    I didn't really like how these came out.
    I used my own puff pastry, rolled it out to 8 x 12 and I had the cutest mini croissants! These tasted delicious and were so easy. I used dark and semi sweet chocolate chips. This can be a base for a number of different fillings!
    These have been a fave for me when we go to France. A cup of good, good, coffee and a chocolate croissant, -the best coffee break ever!! These are so easy and tho' not exactly the same, they're great - thanks for this one! Num!!
    These were so easy! I used a combination of dark chocolate candy bar and chocolate chips....SOOOOO DELICIOUS!!!!
    I made these with mixed semi-sweet and white chocolate chips. They were definitely tasty and quick. I brushed them with the egg and sprinkled some raw sugar on top which added a nice flavor. I used Trader Joe's puff pastry.
    Very easy and very good. I topped with powdered sugar to dress them up a little bit. Cocoa could be used as a topping too. Don't worry if they don't look like croissants there is not much dough to wrap around a piece of chocolate. They will still be enjoyed.
    It was super !At first I wasn't sure if MY family would like it,I was SO wrong!!!! My faily LOVED it!!!I hope you do to!!



    Super easy. I made these when I needed a chocolate fix. Two items needed to fix it!
    AMAZING!! That is why they call Nigella Lawson the Domestic Goddess. ;)
    Easy, quick and delicious! I didn't get the traditional croissant shape but they still turned out tasty!
    When you look at them they look so flaky and delicious, but when you bite into them its almost like biying into heaven.
    These are so flaky and perfect when you bite down in the middle with the chocolate! The best part, they are so simple to make! Will definitely make again.
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