Recipes and Cooking Easy Chocolate-Almond Croissants 2.8 (6) Add your rating & review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 10, 2007 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 40 mins Yield: 8 croissants Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ 8 ounce can almond paste, cut into small pieces ¼ cup whipping cream, divided 4 ounce special dark baking chocolate, chopped 1 8 ounce package refrigerated crescent rolls (8) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon water ¼ cup sliced almonds 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside. For filling, in a medium bowl, combine almond paste and 1 tablespoon of the cream. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until nearly smooth. Add the remaining cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until nearly smooth. Stir in chocolate. Unroll dough and separate at perforations into eight triangles. Spoon filling onto wide ends of dough triangles; spread slightly. Starting at the wide end of each triangle, roll up dough around filling toward the point. Place, point sides down, on the prepared baking sheet; curve the ends. In a small bowl, combine egg and the water. Brush dough lightly with egg mixture; sprinkle with almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool slightly. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Serve warm. Tips Prepare and bake as directed; cool completely. Place croissants in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. To serve, preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange croissants on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes or until warm. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 296 Calories 19g Fat 28g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 296 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 37mg 12% Sodium 261mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Protein 6g Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 1.4mg 8% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.