Chocolate Croissants

Chocolate Croissants

Chocolate Croissants: A Decadent Treat to Start Your Day

Indulge in the heavenly taste of homemade Chocolate Croissants, crafted with love and expertise. This comprehensive guide will walk you through every step of the process, ensuring a bakery-quality outcome right in your own kitchen.


  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water (105-115 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 cup of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg, for egg wash
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it stand until it becomes frothy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter pieces and use your fingers to work it into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Roll the dough into a rectangle and sprinkle chocolate chips over the dough. Fold the dough over the chocolate, pressing the edges to seal. Roll the dough out again and repeat the process two more times.
  5. Cut the dough into triangles and roll each triangle up, starting from the wide end, to form a crescent shape. Place the croissants on a baking sheet and let them rise until they double in size.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the egg and brush it over the croissants. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


When working with yeast, ensure the water is not too hot or cold as it could kill the yeast or prevent it from activating. Be patient and allow your dough ample time to rise. This could take anywhere between 1 to 2 hours, but it’s crucial for achieving that light, flaky texture. Also, remember not to over-bake. The croissants are done when they are a lovely golden brown, and they’ll continue to cook slightly once removed from the oven.

Enjoy the process of making these delightful Chocolate Croissants, and delight in the rich, indulgent taste. Happy baking!

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