Make These Easy Chocolate Croissants this Valentine’s Day

Since moving to Europe I’ve “upped” my baking game by adding one very yummy item to my baking agenda: the croissant. I use this easy chocolate croissant recipe!

In Europe, where I live as an American expat, this delicious pastry is a breakfast staple. No matter where you go you will always find the croissant, a flaky, buttery pastry, on the menu. 

Croissants are a versatile choice–breakfast on the go, a savory lunch dish with added meats and cheeses, even a delicious dessert if you add chocolate or Nutella to the center. 

But is the croissant easy to make? Absolutely! Especially with this easy chocolate croissant recipe. And what better time to learn how to make the croissant than around Valentine’s Day?

Forget the boxed chocolates and roses, bring on the Parisian pastry!


An image of a couple baking Easy Chocolate Croissants


Make this quick and delectable pastry with a little bit of love, a dash of care, and ooey gooey chocolate.

Easy Chocolate Croissant Recipe

  • 1 bar of Chocolate (your choice) or chocolate chips. 
  • 8 oz can of Pillsbury Original Crescent (or equivalent croissant dough)
  • Greased cookie sheet

Let the Magic Happen:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Unroll the dough and lay them on a greased cookie sheet
  3. Cut into triangles
  4. Place two pieces of chocolate or a few chocolate chips on the large end of the dough
  5. Start with the wider edge and roll towards the point
  6. Once rolled, take the sides and slightly curve around to create a crescent shape
  7. Place on cookie sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Hint: let cook about 3-5 minutes longer to ensure a brown/crispy/flaky outer shell.
  8. Serve with whipped cream and strawberries, and then enjoy with your Valentine’s Day sweetie

An image of Easy Chocolate Croissants


Related: View more Valentine’s Day food, craft, and date ideas from Iowa City Moms!

Mary, a native of Rockford, Illinois, attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she received her BA in Secondary Art Education. In 2007, she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa after accepting a position as a high school visual arts teacher with the Cedar Rapids Community School District. She and her husband, Collin, who is a teacher in the Iowa City Community School District, reside in Cedar Rapids with their daughters, Zoey and Munroe. Zoey is five and Munroe will be turning one in October 2016. In addition to being a full time mommy, full time teacher, and writer for the mom’s blog, she is also a professional artist who has shown and published works both nationally and internationally. Mary enjoys traveling, painting, and most of all, spending time with her family.

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