A couple of years ago, on Christmas, I came up with the most brilliant idea ever: Chocolate-Filled Croissants. Ok, it’s not like penicillin or anything, but I do like it a lot.
The great thing about these is that they are so simple and easy to make, yet they feel really special. They are the perfect thing for Christmas morning, when you’ve likely gotten a late start on making breakfast but still want to make something a bit out of the ordinary.
- Croissants from the bakery of your grocery store
- Milk chocolate chips or Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use a knife to make a horizontal cut into the croissants, leaving one side connected but creating a cavity to be filled with chocolate. Put some chocolate chips or Hershey’s Kisses inside. (Kisses melt better, making the chocolate gooey-er. However, chocolate chips tend to retain a little more shape which gives the croissants a nice texture. Just use whatever you have on hand.) Wrap each croissant in aluminum foil and place in the oven for about 20 minutes, or just as long as you’re making whatever else goes with your feast. Might I suggest scrambled eggs with tomatoes, green onions, chives and garlic along with berries and whipped cream, and of course, a side of bacon? It’s our traditional spread. And it’s awesome.
There you have it. Christmas morning (or New Year’s Day, or whatever special occasion) simplified.