Chocolate Croissants


I am always trying out a new after school snack for the kids.  I seem to gravitate towards something warm like fresh baked bread with butter and honey or cookies right from the oven.  Sometimes a small bowl of noodle or alphabet soup does the trick too.

However, lately this has been hitting the spot….for me and for them. 

Anyway, this is so easy to make, you’ll probably whip it up more than you should.  I know I do.

With a cold glass of milk, these Chocolate Croissants really take the sting out of homework.

Unroll and separate a tube of 8 crescent rolls.  Place about 10 chocolate chips on the bottom of each triangle and roll the dough up around the chocolate.

Place on a baking sheet and put in a 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.

Serve warm or at room temperature.  This is going to make your afternoon!

Chocolate Croissants

1 eight ounce tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Unroll and separate a tube of 8 crescent rolls.  Place about 10 chocolate chips on the bottom of each triangle and roll the dough up around the chocolate.

Place on a baking sheet and put in a 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. I am so glad you started with refrigerated crescent rolls! I almost didn’t check this out because I made croissants from scratch just once and even though they tasted divine, they were so labor intensive I told myself “never again!”. This snack looks to be a crowd-pleaser no matter the age. ( and easy)

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  2. mmmm…I use to get these every morning at Java Junkies, ya know…when I HAD a job….but now I can make them for myself! So there, Mr. Bush and Mr. Madoff…take THAT!

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  3. Nellen 3

    I love these. When I make them I sprinkle, cinnimon/sugar inside and outside. Sometimes chocolate chips,walnuts and raisins. So yummy

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  4. Lisa 4

    Try using cinnamon chips next time – divine!

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  5. Your guys are so lucky! Those look so good, Cathy. :-)

    Shirley

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  6. I’m still all over the PB chip cake!

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  7. Those look delicious. I would never have thought about putting chips in a crescent. I’m getting those the next grocery trip and surprising Boo.
    And those plum & nectarine crisps look good too.

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  8. Yum! Throw a little pb in there, too. Mmmm! 😉

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  9. This looks so easy and the filling possibilities seem endless.

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  10. Aren’t these good?! I made them once only I melted some of the chocolate chips then drizzled that on top once they were cooked and sprinkled on some powdered sugar. They were gone in seconds!

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  11. nina 11

    It does not get much easier than this, does it? I will have then neighbors children come for after school snacks!!!!

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  12. Erin 12

    we’ve tried this with p’nut butter and chocolate swirl chips and butterscotch chips too. yummy

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  13. Oh, I have done these before. They are so easy, yet so decadent. Lucky little boys.

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  14. Athena 14

    I love these. Sometimes I’ll add pb and/or marshmallows or marshmallow cream in with the cc. Delicious!

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  15. grace 15

    mmm, cwah-sahns. such buttery, flaky goodness, and here you’ve gone and escalated them with chocolate. bravo!

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  16. Joan 16

    Not to rain on your parade, but my doctor is telling me that it is 78 years of eating breads and desserts with white flour – not what I’m now eating! – that has my blood sugar elevated. I always thought I was being the “good mother” by having home made bread, cookies, cakes, etc. for my children…turns out I should just have been pushing grapes, pineapple, oranges, apples, etc. and finding ways to make them seem like special treats. Help us out with that Cathy.

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  17. It doesn’t get easier than this! What a delicious snack warm out of the oven. Strawberry jam would be good too.

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  18. Cindy S. 18

    Yum :) Our favorite snack lately is very similar (you should try it): Croissant’s with a spoonful of Nutella rolled up inside. My kids LOVE it!

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  19. megan 19

    I gotta go get some croissant dough! The plum crisp looks out standing as well but these little pastrys will be for my daughter! She’ll love them and me!:)

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  20. Marjie 20

    Yeah…there’s not a kid in the world who wouldn’t scarf all of these down!

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  21. Trisha 21

    Can I come home to your house after school? Those look absolutely delicious!

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  22. OMG… too easy! I’d probably eat the whole pan!

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  23. Julie 23

    If I made these, my daughter would want to eat them all! She takes after her old mom just a little.

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  24. lo 24

    Oh, gosh — these remind me of the chocolate croissants we can get for brunch at our local French bistro.

    Bet your kids suck these right up! :)

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  25. Will you be my mommy?

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  26. Bob 26

    That’s way better than what I got when I came home from school! Well, until I started cooking for myself anyway. Heh.

    My mom grew up on a chicken ranch and fondly remembers the cream puffs my granny would make them for after school snacks. Made with fresh eggs from their chickens and fresh cream/butter from the neighbors cows. I can only imagine how good they were.

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  27. Linda 27

    I am getting in the car now, be there when school is out!

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  28. I haven’t even made the cake yet! I went and bought the ingredients, whew expensive cake. Everybody is getting excited to have something sinfully rich around here.

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  29. Great idea for the little ones! Will have to treat them to this someday. Thanks!

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  30. Barbie with a T 30

    I bet school kids could eat a mountain of these chocolate treats! Your recipe for plum/nectarine tarts in Davis Magazine this month is really mouthwatering tempting. A great combination of fruit too. Looks yummy. I will try them when the produce comes in the market and I can get really fresh fruits. Fall is a great comfort food season! Thanks for this recipe.

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  31. Paula 31

    My husband would swipe all of these before the kids would have a chance to try them! :-)

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  32. Alisa 32

    I am so making these! My kids will think I’ve been replaced with an alien though. Their snack is usually, “something healthy”…..poor deprived kids!

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  33. Ginny 33

    great idea! :)

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  34. imom 34

    My daughter would love these! And best of all she can make them herself!

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  35. June 35

    That’s unfortunate Joan, but maybe it’s partly genetics too. My mother made lots of bread, cookies, cakes & pies, most of it created with home made butter and cream. We rarely had fruit in the house that wasn’t grown on the farm, which was limited in Northern Ontario Canada. Amazingly enough, she enjoyed great health and passed on at 94. Her good genes have been passed along to us kids – I have perfect cholesterol, normal blood sugar & enviable blood pressure. Isn’t the name of the “health” game about balance anyway? Cathy, you go girl. The boy’s are going to remember those after school snacks – they’re likely getting their fruit at breaky & lunch anyway!

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  36. Mary 36

    These look delicious and they’re made better still because they are so easy to do.

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  37. Katie 37

    Yum, Chocolate in or on anything and I’m glad. I love the simplicity.

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  38. I have something similar to this waiting in my archives to be made. Thanks for the push!!!!

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  39. pam 39

    Um, teachers need afterschool snacks too, right?!

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  40. My daughter will thank you a million times over…but she’s also twelve, and at that age where extra butter and sugar might not be the best thing for her. But who wants carrot sticks after school (or any time)?

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  41. dawn 41

    I am not making those again! I made them once and ate half in one sitting. Bad girl!

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  42. OMG what a great idea! My kids will go crazy for those!

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  43. Man I wish I had these when I was a kid!!

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  44. Those photograph beautifully! Nice job!

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  45. LilSis 45

    Oh yeah, my son would be happy to come home from school and find these waiting for him!

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  46. Debbie 46

    Great idea Cathy! And I love the sauerkraut cake. My husband found a chocolate cake recipe that calls for sauerkraut in it and I couldn’t believe it. Maybe I will try it after all….

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  47. Barbara 47

    Clever girl. Why didn’t I think of that?

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  48. Nice. Why didn’t I have a mother like you waiting for me when I came home from school?

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  49. Pam 49

    Quick, simple and so delicious. I will be making these next week. My children will be thrilled!

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  50. I could go back to school just to have an after school snack like that ;)!

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  51. Brilliant! My kids will go nuts for these!

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  52. Lisa 52

    This is great! My son used to come home and make himself a package of crescent rolls whenever I had them available. I never thought they were all that appealing on their own, so I wonder why I never thought of this. A little added chocolate and they look fantastic. I want a bite right now!

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  53. Lydia 53

    How cute are those? I wish my mom had thought of this when I was a kid.

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  54. Yum! I love chocolate croissants! Great snack idea!

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  55. Super easy, super yummy, love this snack idea! I’m sure this would be fabulous as a Halloween treat with orange sprinkles. :)

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  56. krysta 56

    one word perfect… making these for sunday brunch.

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  57. Kayola 57

    I will have to try this with my preschool class……how fun and chocolate makes EVERYTHING better……

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  58. annbb 58

    How simple is that? And a lot less expensive than store-bought. Yum!

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  59. Laura L. 59

    Had to comment to let you know I made these yesterday. Wow. I ended up eating three of them. Good lord, delish! I added a little PB to a couple of them like some commenters suggested. Yum.

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  60. That’s great, I never thought about The Best After School Snack like that before.

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  63. Dee 63

    I have a recipe that is supposed to be a modified brioche recipe (French, you know). Cut the crescent rolls into squares (3 each roll), try to smooth out the perforations, tbsp of choc chips in each, bring corners up & pinch together. Bake (probably similar to yours–I don’t have my recipe in front of me). Sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve warm. They do reheat just fine in the microwave, btw.

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