Quick & Easy Petit Pain au Chocolat

  • Author: Cristina
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-11 1x


A party and brunch-friendly take on the classic pain au chocolat. Made with premade puff pastry sheets, chocolate and almond slices, these elegant pastries are fast, easy and simple to make with just a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands on prep.



  • 1 package premade puff pastry
  • 60 grams / 2 oz chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional)
  • powdered sugar (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F
  • Open the puff pastry and lay it out on parchment paper. Use a sharp knife or pizza roller to cut the sheet into rectangles. Depending on the size and dimensions of your puff pastry sheet, you can get anywhere between 8 – 11 rectangles. I like to make some of my rectangles vertical and some horizontal in order to get the best shape out of the sheet. Your mileage may vary.

  • While I diced up my chocolate in order to mix white and dark bars, I don’t recommend dicing the chocolate even if its to mix chocolates. The larger the pieces the easier it is to roll so roughly cut the chocolate into approximate rectangles a bit smaller than the width of the puff pastry rectangles.

  • Place them at one end of the puff pastry rectangle and roll it up gently like a carpet and place them seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet with at least 2cm / 1 inch space between them.
  • In a bowl beat the egg vigorously and then use a basting brush to baste each of the pastries with the egg wash. then evenly distribute the sliced almonds on them.

  • Bake at 200 C / 400 F for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: French
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