Mouthwatering Monday: Chocolate Croissants

You may have seen this picture of chocolate cigars that I took in New York last week.

And while those were pretty, they weren’t nearly as delicious as the chocolate croissants.

I would have taken a picture of them too, but I was too busy making a mess as I devoured them.

Yes, them…plural.

Absolutely delicious.

And when I got another one the next day,
(only one this time…I had to make sure I’d still fit in my bridesmaid’s dress!)
I thought:

“I can make these…I know I can.”

And while mine aren’t as perfectly flaky and crisp as the ones in the window,
they’re still really good and (more importantly) really easy!

What you’ll need:
2 cans of refrigerated Big & Flaky croissant dough*
1/2 stick of butter, melted
5 TBsp granulated sugar
3 TBsp cocoa powder
1-3 TBsp powdered sugar
several pinches of granulated sugar for garnish
approx 3-6 oz. chocolate chips, melted

How to make them:
Mix melted butter with all of the granulated sugar and cocoa powder.

Use the powdered sugar to make mixture a paste-like consistency.  (Ooops!  I forgot to take a picture!)

Roll out all 12 of the croissants and spread chocolate paste over one whole side of each croissant.

Roll up each one, shaping them into that classic croissant shape.

Sprinkle with a few pinches of sugar.

Bake at 350° F for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Dip tips of each end in melted chocolate.

Place on wax paper and stick them in the refrigerator long enough for the chocolate to set.

*If you’re just full of awesome and would rather make your own croissant dough, I’m sure they’d be even better.
Here’s a recipe that I think sounds delicious and doable, if you’re interested.

9 Responses to Mouthwatering Monday: Chocolate Croissants
  1. AmazingGreis
    April 19, 2010 | 1:16 pm

    OMG, I love chocolate and I love croissants….so these look amazing. I’m starring them so I can come back to make them soon! Can’t wait!

  2. Kimberly
    April 19, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    holy cow those look delicious 🙂 do you ship to Orlando?

  3. Liz Sanders
    April 19, 2010 | 8:16 pm

    I’m not full of awesome, so I won’t make my own dough, but I will be trying to make these! I hope they are as good as the cinnamon roll-ups! They look delicious!

  4. MommaLionessMichele
    April 19, 2010 | 8:50 pm

    You are incredible – these look divine! I can’t even tell you how many chocolate croissants I ate during a trip to Paris, and I haven’t had many since…may have to try to make my own now. Would never have figured it out on my own though – thanks for the actual recipe!
    PS – Where is NYC did you have the croissants?

  5. gorillabuns
    April 20, 2010 | 12:11 am

    dude, you lost me at rolling out the dough……

    they look delish!

  6. amydeanne
    April 20, 2010 | 9:24 pm

    yer makin me drool here! and droolin at the computer isn’t good! LOL

    love love love the photo shoot below too!

  7. Tara
    April 22, 2010 | 7:04 pm

    The ones you gave me were gone oh so fast! And they were oh so awesome!

  8. Issa
    April 23, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    three things. one, i just drooled on my keyboard. two, where exactly did you get them in NYC? Three, is it hard to make? I am um cooking challenged. might be easier to come to your house and eat yours, then make them myself. 😉