Chocolate Croissants

By Katherine

For Christmas, Sean's Uncle Steve and Aunt Pamela sent us a box of frozen chocolate croissants from Williams-Sonoma.   They are amazing!  Here's how it works. . . the night before, you take however many croissants you would like out of the freezer. Set them up on a cookie sheet lined with parchment, cover them with another sheet of parchment, and let them rise for about 9 hours (while you get your beauty rest). 

Croissants straight out of the freezer. If you're doing this at home, be sure to let them rise seam side down, so they don't unfold while rising.

Croissants straight out of the freezer. If you're doing this at home, be sure to let them rise seam side down, so they don't unfold while rising.

When you get up the next morning, your croissants will be all puffy and ready to go in the oven.  

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Bake them at 375 for 15-20 minutes, and voila! You have beautiful, warm, golden brown croissants! 

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We recently had a friend stay overnight with us, and she had to catch an early flight in the morning.  It was so nice to be able to send her off with a warm treat. 

Breakfast is served!

Breakfast is served!

Apparently, Oprah has included these on her Favorite Things in the past, and I am not one to disagree with Oprah.  But if you're not keen on shelling out $40 for a package of croissants and dealing with receiving a box packed with dry ice, Elissa tells me that the frozen chocolate croissants from Trader Joe's are just as good.  If anyone does a side-by-side taste test, please let us know the results!