Chocolate Hazelnut Croissants with Bourbon Sauce

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Rich chocolate with bits of hazelnut baked in a flaky croissant and drizzled with bourbon infused chocolate sauce- heaven!

Rich chocolate with bits of hazelnut baked in a flaky croissant and drizzeled with bourbon infused chocolate sauce- heaven!

I’m a huge fan of pastries. Give me a hot cup o’joe and I can eat as many as you put in front of me. It’s as addiction, really. One of my favorite pastries is a flaky croissant, especially one that’s filled with chocolate. What could be better than that? One that’s filled with chocolate hazelnut spread and bits of roasted hazelnuts, of course! I’m not going to lie, the croissants are amazing, but the bourbon sauce is even better, especially since it’s made with Pacari ChocolateThe folks at Pacari were kind enough to send me samples of their luscious chocolate, which is pretty amazing. All of the ingredients are 100% organic and produced according to fair and equitable standards. Pacari partners directly with small-scale cacao growers to preserve their traditional way of farming, thereby safeguarding the biodiversity of cacao in Ecuador. I think that makes Pacari pretty amazing, too.

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Rich chocolate with bits of hazelnut baked in a flaky croissant and drizzled with bourbon infused chocolate sauce- heaven!


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Chocolate Hazelnut Croissants with Bourbon Sauce #BrunchWeek

Rich chocolate with bits of hazelnut baked in a flaky croissant and drizzled with bourbon infused chocolate sauce- heaven!

25 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 package puff pastry, thawed according to directions
  • 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Sauce
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped {I used Pacari }


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Stir chocolate hazelnut spread and chopped hazelnuts in a small bowl until combined; set aside
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one sheet of puff pastry into a 16 x 14 inch triangle
  5. Cut in half vertically, then in half again, horizontally, creating 4 8 x 7 inch rectangles
  6. Melt 1/4 cup of butter and brush onto rectangles
  7. Spread about 1 tablespoon chocolate mixture onto the center of each rectangle, leaving a 1-inch edge on all sides
  8. Fold the top third of pastry down over filling, then fold bottom third of pastry over the pastry to completely cover filling
  9. Repeat with remaining puff pastry sheet
  10. Transfer all 8 pastries to baking sheets, two inches apart & seam side down, and bake until golden, about 15 minutes
  11. Sauce
  12. Combine half & half, bourbon and butter in a small saucepan
  13. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally
  14. Add chocolate and stir until smooth
  15. Remove from heat and drizzle over croissants before serving
Recipe Type: Breakfast


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  1. says

    What an exquisite brunch treat! I’d make a bee line for these croissants on a buffet—-I bet they taste as good as they look!!!

    • Rachel says

      They are pretty amazing, Liz- especially with the bourbon sauce!

  2. says

    Brunch just got boozy!! Bourbon sauce sounds yummyyyyy…plus chocolate. Perfection!

    • Rachel says

      It makes them so much easier, and it also means I can eat them sooner 🙂

    • Rachel says

      Yay! LOL Thanks for having me, Terri! Always an honor!

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