Petit Pain au Chocolat

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time: 2 min
Yields: 8 pastries


This lovely Petit Pain au Chocolat recipe was a finalist in the Share The Very Best Recipe Contest, and 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.


  • 1 pkg. (17.25 oz.) frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 2 baking sheets.

UNFOLD 1 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.

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.

MELT broken baking bar and butter in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Stir in sugar. Add water, stirring until icing is smooth, adding additional water, if necessary. Drizzle icing over pastries.


by D. Debbie , Siloam Springs, AR on Aug. 2010

I was looking for something different,didnt want cookies cakes or pies. This was perfect and easy and super yummy!!!!

Petit Pain au Chocolate

by M. Marcy , Novi, MI on May. 2010

agree that these are wonderful. Last time I made them, didn't have chips so finely chopped Nestle's dark chocolate bar and added some finely chopped walnuts as well. Now everyone is coming up with different "includes" for the next time I bake them.


by J. Jan , Blytheville, AR on Apr. 2009

These are delicious! Wonderful! Since discovering them on this site, I make them quite [actually too] often.

petit pain au chocolat

by B. Barbara , Aurora, CO on Dec. 2006

very easy recipe. good for sunday brunch. chocolat YUMMY!!!!

Very impressive

by E. Elaine , ASHLAND, KY on Aug. 2006

If you are looking to make a dessert that looks like you have spend a lot of time and effort making, yet is very simple, here it is! And they are so good. This has become one of my favorite desserts.

Yummy brunch treat

by M. Margaret , Newton, NJ on Apr. 2006

I made this for easter brunch and they were outrageous! Everyone loved them. You can cut back a bit on the chocolate, and they're still very rich and yummy!


by L. LYNNE , YACOLT, WA on Apr. 2006



by M. MAXIE , GRAND BLANC, MI on Jan. 2006

Puff pastry and chocolate what could be better, light and oh so crunchy yum yum!!


by S. SUSIE , SAVAGE, MN on Sep. 2005

These are so impressive to look at and so easy to make and most of all so good!!!!

they keep loving it

by K. KRIS , Norfolk, NE on May. 2005

I made these for a special graduation and used the round puff pastries. and then I added a little raspberry flavoring to the chocolate filling and they loved them. Now I get asked to make them for each one.