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Come Party With Me: Easter Brunch — Dessert

No menu — including an Easter brunch — is complete without a sweet finish. You could order a bunch of fancy pastries from your favorite bakery, or you could use puff pastry to make a sweet, flaky chocolate filled treat in the comfort of your own kitchen. These mini pain au chocolates are deliciously satisfying and beyond simple to make.

I always include them on any brunch menu because rave reviews are guaranteed. To see how they are made,


Petit Pains Au Chocolat

Petit Pains Au Chocolat

Petit Pains Au Chocolat


  1. 2 sheets frozen puff pastry (one 17.3-ounce package), thawed, each sheet cut into 12 squares
  2. 1 large egg beaten to blend with 1 tablespoon water (for glaze)
  3. 4 3.5-ounce bars imported bittersweet or milk chocolate, each cut into six 2x3/4-inch pieces
  4. Sugar


  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Brush top of each puff pastry square with egg glaze.
  3. Place 1 chocolate piece on edge of 1 pastry square. Roll up dough tightly, enclosing chocolate. Repeat with remaining pastry and chocolate.
  4. Place pastry rolls on baking sheet, seam side down. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover pastries with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg glaze.)
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  6. Brush tops of pastry rolls with remaining egg glaze. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake until pastries are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 24.

Join The Conversation
iheartstyle iheartstyle 9 years
Marseeah Marseeah 9 years
Ok, I made these for my birthday dinner (my birthday was on Easter this year) and I'm making them again tonight for breakfast at work tomorrow: I'm making 1/3 chocolate, 1/3 strawberry (with strawberries and strawberry jam) and 1/3 apple. I think they'll be great!
CesyBabe CesyBabe 9 years
oh the hall of residence i lived at for a year used to give them to us after we'd have the quarterly fire alarm. the only good thing about getting up at 5 am with a siren blaring was knowing these were coming!
glamorouschic glamorouschic 9 years
looks great and yummy... (hmm) i wanna try this out...
Advah Advah 9 years
I love pains au chocolat, especially when they're still warm and the chocolate is melting. :) Thanks for the recipe!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sounds great!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Yummy chocolate. But I really love white chocolate too :) Mmm
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
those sound great!
EllaDee EllaDee 9 years
Thank you for posting this recipe!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
I did kiddy's idea for a really nice dinner party that I had but instead of using Hershey's (never even thought about it but waaay too sweet), I used cut up pieces of semi-sweet baking chocolate. came out amazing!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I'm lazy - I'd use crescent rolls and stick a hunk of Hershey's in the middle when rolling them up. Same idea, only a little more country. :wink:
elle619 elle619 9 years
I can't wait to try these out!!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
so easy...and delicious looking! I'll have to make these the next time I entertain
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
So sweet. And easy.
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