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Petit Pain Au Chocolate

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"A finalist in the 2000 Share The Very Best Recipe Contest, this recipe was submitted by Constance Ipema of Orland Park, IL. For simple elegance in the morning or evening, croissant lovers will enjoy this puff pastry filled with milk chocolate morsels and baked until golden brown, then delicately drizzled with a sweet chocolate icing."
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1 h 35 m servings 578 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. UNFOLD one pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll out to make a 10-inch square. Cut into 4 squares. Place 2 tablespoons morsels in center of each square. Brush edges lightly with beaten egg and fold squares to form triangles. Press edges to seal. Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet. Brush top of each pastry with beaten egg.
  3. BAKE for 15 to 17 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. MELT baking bar and butter in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100 percent) power for 30 seconds; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in sugar. Add water, stirring until icing is smooth, adding additional water, if necessary. Drizzle icing over pastries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 578 calories; 34.9 g fat; 60.1 g carbohydrates; 7.4 g protein; 36 mg cholesterol; 197 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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I had hardly anything in the house to make a dessert for company last night. I did have the ingredients for this recipe though. I wanted to make the filling creamier so I combined 3 oz of cream ...

These turned out great. They were very easy to make, but next time i would only add about a tablespoon on chocolate morsels, beacause two is way too chocolatley in my opinion

These are really easy to make and really wonderful if you are a chocolate lover (which we are). People think you spent a lot of time to make them when you really didn't.

My high school aged son had to make pain au chocolat for his french class. He announced this to me at 4:00 on a Sunday evening - the pastries were due the next morning. Anyone who knows croiss...

I made this for a baby shower tea party and it was a hit - and insanely easy! I made my version even simpler - I only used Hershey candy bar squares in the middle. I also made smaller servings...

I served this at a dessert party and everyone loved it!

This recipe is very easy and very rich. I might even suggest cutting the pastry into smaller squares because this dessert is a trifle decadent.

This recipe is quick, cheap, and good! I made it with chocolate the first time, and then I tried butterscotch. Mmm! Both were great.

My brother especially enjoyed this recipe. MUCH faster than all the folding etc. of making croissant dough from scratch! Very good!