Easy Chocolate-Almond Croissants

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Easy Chocolate-Almond Croissants
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Yield:
8 croissants

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. In a small bowl, combine egg and the water. Brush dough lightly with egg mixture; sprinkle with almonds.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
19g Fat
28g Carbs
6g Protein
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.

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