Quick Pain Au Chocolat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

An easy cheater's method for a French type of pastry that makes a great breakfast, or anytime. You know what they say: PAIN IS GOOD!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chocolate pieces in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Heat cream until it just starts to boil; pour over the chocolate.
  3. Stir until the chocolate melts and is well blended.
  4. Let cool until ganache thickens and achieves a spreadable consistency; chill slightly if necessary.
  5. Spread ganache on bottom halves of croissants; reassemble tops and dust lightly with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

Super easy,and super yummy! Even my son (who helped me make it) who will never touch a croissant woofed this down! I only made 2,but will be using the left over ganache as icing for a chocolate cake. Thanks for posting something so quick and delicious!

MinxyMummyUK July 15, 2009

this looks very nice - but the recipe i was looking for is the recipe for the chocolate pate sold in the shops with the hard chocolate topping - not a recipe for choccy croissants - i didnt make myself clear - sorry, but thanks

blondiebrit May 15, 2006

These were very easy to make, and tastey. I showed a freshman high school girl how to assemble them for her french class. She needed to bring in a french dessert that didn't need refrigeration, and this was easy enough for her to make.She used semi-sweet chocolate chips for the ganache, and the sprinkling of powdered sugar to top. We put the ganache in the freezer for awhile to get it to thicken to spreading consistency. We used the leftover ganache to drizzle over some palmiers that her sister made. Thanks for an easy recipe, that was just what we were looking for.

imatrad October 06, 2004

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