This Pain au Chocolat Recipe is a quick and delicious pastry that will bring the feel of France right to your home!
The best part about making your own croissant dough, which you just can’t find in the grocery store, is making your own chocolate croissants.
I fell in love with pain au chocolat over in Paris, and then both of my parents got hooked on them when they went to Italy last year. I can’t blame them. They are nothing short of amazing and wonderful indulgence. How can you beat layers of flaky pastry wrapped around bittersweet chocolate?
This recipe uses the Flaky Butter Croissant Dough, with the exact same ingredients and baking procedure, just the addition of some lovely bitter sweet chocolate before rolling up. I’m torn on my recommendation here- I did two batches of these, one using approximately 1/3″ x 3″ pieces of bittersweet chocolate bar (shown) and then some using bittersweet chocolate chips. Using the chocolate chips made for easier shaping, but using the bar chocolate seemed to give it a bigger chocolate kick.
In my humble opinion, these are better than you can buy in any store or most chain restaurants. Definitely worth the work (and really, I still maintain that there isn’t that much “active” work!)
What you’ll need for this recipe:
- Baking mat – I recommend using a Silicone Baking Mat for nonstick baking and easy clean up!
- Baking sheet – This Baking Sheet Set is great for any kind of baking. You’ll get some great use out of them!
- Mixing bowl – These bowls are perfect for mixing up any recipe and even come in three different sizes. Get your 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set here.
Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)
If you enjoyed this Pain au Chocolate recipe, try these:
- Double Berry Croissant Bread Pudding with Strawberry Grand Marnier Sauce
- Grilled Mascarpone and Berry Croissant
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Croissant Bread Pudding