Right before I got married, a coworker and I took a Croissant making class at Sur la Table. Yes, I had a fluffy white dress that was tailored to my exact frame and I was making buttered treats. Sorry not sorry. When I walked away from that class I realized something important: they are a TON OF WORK (and a lot of butter). Labor of love is fine, but even Betty Crocker acknowledged women have things to do most of the time. Why mess with perfection when you can buy Trader Joe’s Chocolate Croissants in the freezer section.
They are located in the freezer section in an unassuming box which looks as follows:
I remember taking my first package out and having the following thought: THAT’S IT?!
They are tiny. Yes, there are 4 in such a small package. Here is a teaspoon (not soup spoon for perspectives sake.)
Directions are simple. Allow to rise for 9 hours.
Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 F. Brush with egg wash.
Place in oven/toaster oven for 15 minutes until dark brown (even sides). In other words, if you are not careful it will be raw. Wait until the sides are brown as well. Wait for it to cool and enjoy an awesome treat in the morning. Or burn your mouth and go to work in agonizing pain. Either way this is what it should look like:
Can you make it ahead? Yes, and eat them the next morning is fine. If you like Chocolate Croissants but don’t have a Starbucks budget then this is a fantastic treat (or in my case almost daily breakfast). Total home run Trader Joe’s.
Yes, I buy 3 boxes of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Croissants when I see them. As with anything Trader Joes, I’m never sure if I’m going to see this product again. Should you run out and get a box? If you love Chocolate Croissants, yes, but leave a box for me. If it’s a Saturday at Trader Joes, then take no prisoners.
Now, they aren’t diet food. So here is the nutritional information:
And the ingredient list:
And how to prepare these beauties:
And yes, these are one of my favorite items ever from Trader Joe’s.
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