4-Ingredient Chocolate Croissants
4-Ingredient Chocolate Croissants PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate croissants are the most delightful of pastries. And now you don't have to run out to your local bakery or coffee shop to get one (or a dozen). Just grab the four ingredients on our list from the store and you'll be enjoying hot, fresh chocolate croissants at home in no time.

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Makes 12 croissants
Start to Finish: 1 hour

Ingredients

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Two 1-pound packages high-quality puff-pastry dough (such as Dufour brand)

6 ounces dark chocolate bars

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, beat the egg and water together with a fork until well combined. Set aside.

3. Open the puff pastry and unfurl the sheets onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently roll out the dough to flatten it.

4. Cut the sheets in half and then cut each half into three even pieces. You should end up with 12 rectangles.

5. Cut the chocolate into thin bars measuring about ½ inch by 3 inches. If the chocolate breaks or shatters, don’t worry—you can use multiple pieces.

6. Working with one piece of dough at a time, place a bar (or a few small pieces) of chocolate at one of the shorter sides of the rectangle. Roll the dough up to encase the chocolate, making a little spiral. Place the dough, seam side down, on one of the prepared baking sheets (six croissants to a tray). Repeat with the remaining dough and chocolate.

7. Brush each croissant with egg wash. Bake until they’re evenly golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

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