Golden, flaky and amazingly delicious, this oozy chocolate Danish is just the perfect complement to any cup of coffee, it’s also super easy to make. You need just 4 simple ingredients and one sturdy baking sheet to get started. Prep it in 10 minutes, bake and you’ll be pulling apart a hot, flaky pastry in less time than it takes to hit the corner store bakery.
You can use either milk or dark chocolate for this recipe. We’ve tried both and recommend using dark chocolate. Milk chocolate ends up tasting tremendously sweet. But dark chocolate recreates that classic flavor of a Paris croissant.
Another trick to Danish success? Make sure you cook the puffed pastry until it is medium golden brown. Though the sheets will turn light golden, the pastry doesn’t puff into flaky layers until it’s had ample time to crisp. So, leave that pastry in the oven long enough to completely cook.
Ready to try it out? You can print the recipe below. But before that, why not watch this yummy wonder come together? We’ve cooked one up in our own kitchen, so you can see just how worthwhile it is to cook one up in yours!
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Chocolate Bar Danish
2 basic ingredients plus an egg and sugar. That's all you need to make these insanely delicious slices of chocolate croissant.
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 1 large (4.25 oz) chocolate bar, dark or milk
- 1 egg
- sugar for sprinkling.
Thaw your puff pastry sheet according to directions on the label. Once thawed, lay flat on a cutting board. Lay your chocolate bar on top of the puff pastry sheet. Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, slice diagonally from the edge of the pastry sheet to the edge of the chocolate bar all the way down until you have made slits all along the edges of both sides. Fold the diagonal strips you have formed onto the chocolate bar overlapping and forming a braid appearance as best as possible. The main point is to make sure to cover any of the exposed chocolate. Trim any excess where needed and use to path any holes if necessary. In a separate bowl, whisk an egg to make an egg wash for the pastry. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then lay your pastry on top. Brush the egg wash onto the pastry and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly, then cut and serve!