How to Make Chocolate Croissant

Published on November 4th 2021 by Narandradath Jaikaran.
Last updated on March 4th 2024
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Front shot of 3 pieces of Chocolate Croissant with chocolate on side

Croissants, the famous French pastry, are among the most recognizable treats you can expect to find in any Café or Bakery. This delicious puff pastry is made by repeatedly sandwiching layers of butter and dough to create a light, crispy, buttery texture and flavor. Croissants can be a savory or a sweet treat, sometimes used for sandwiches or filled with various sweet fillings. This recipe will show you how to make Chocolate Croissants from your very own kitchen. You will learn how to create the delicate layers of puff pastry and fill them with sweet, creamy chocolate. These chocolate delights are perfect for that midday cup of coffee or tea with friends. We hope you enjoy this recipe for homemade Chocolate Croissants.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
240 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
270 mins
10 persons


  • 500 g Bakers Flour

  • 100 g Unsalted Butter

  • 285 g Pastry Margarine

  • 118 g Water

  • 50 g Brown Sugar

  • 7 g Instant Dry Yeast (1 packet)

  • 118 g Liquid Milk

  • 12 g Salt

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

  • 2 Bar Sweetened Chocolate


Fix paddle to a stand-up mixer

Add flour, sugar, yeast, butter, and mix for 2 minutes at slow speed

Add salt, water, and milk and mix at medium speed until dough develops.

Remove to a lightly floured table.

Using a rolling pin, roll in pastry margarine following puff pastry fold method, finishing with 10" width, cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerated for an hour.

Cut pastry dough 5" wide

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 5" wide 30" long.

Cut into rectangles 5" wide x 6" long.

Place 2 squares of the chocolate across the 5" width at the end. Roll dough tightly, with chocolate encased, along the 6" length.

Place on a greased baking sheet, seam side down.

Repeat with the other pieces of dough.

Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the egg and beat in a small bowl using a whisk.

Brush The croissants with egg wash. 

Let croissants rise in an enclosed warm place for about 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 F

Once croissants have completed proofing, brush again with egg wash.

Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

Serve warm, and forget delicious drinks like the Fresh Lime Juice Recipe.

Narandradath Jaikaran

Precision meets Passion: A fusion of Narandradath's Engineering Expertise in Cake Design and Craftsmanship.

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