What’s better than a Chocolate-Filled Pastry to start the day? The buttery, flaky, pastry dough is filled with rich bittersweet chocolate and then rolled into a crescent and baked to perfection. Good things don’t have to be complicated. This Pain au Chocolat is proof.
I was out shopping after soccer practice this week when I came across a new product in my local market. This puff pastry is sold in the refrigerated section and costs about $1 less than its frozen counterpart.I was anxious to get home and try it out.
I’ve been wanting to make some pain au chocolate (chocolate filled pastry) so this was the perfect opportunity. These little darlings are my favorite indulgence and much to my surprise, they were available at the coffee shop on my cruise last month. My sweet little 10-day love affair can now continue stateside. Yummy!
Starting with a store-bought puff pastry makes this recipe easy and relatable. It barely feels like a recipe at all! Spread 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips into the center of the dough lengthwise, then starting on the short end furthest from you, gently roll the dough toward you into a spiral.
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat the process until all ten pastries have been rolled.
Bake until lightly golden brown, melty, and delicious!
You can drizzle chocolate over the top of each pastry, leave them plain, or dust with powdered sugar. Any way you choose to top them, these chocolate-filled pain au chocolate pastries are inceredibly delicious.
Chocolate Filled Pastry (Pain au Chocolat)
Yield 10 servings
What's better than a Chocolate-Filled Pastry to start the day? The buttery, flaky, pastry dough is filled with rich bittersweet chocolate and then rolled into a crescent and baked to perfection. Good things don’t have to be complicated. This Pain au Chocolat is proof.
- 1 sheet refrigerated puff pastry [See Note 1]
- 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- Unroll refrigerated puff pastry according to package directions. [See Note 1]
- Cut pastry into 10 equal rectangles. With long end of rectangle facing you, place 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips along the center of the rectangle. Be careful not to over fill.
- Starting on the short end, roll the dough toward you to form a log. Carefully turn pastry over so the seam is on the bottom and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 14-16 minutes, until tops of pastries just start to turn a light golden brown.
- Let cool till just slightly warm before serving or these can be served cold.
- May substitute frozen puff pastry dough. Thaw according to package directions.