Valentine's Croissants Two Ways

Somehow, it is snowing again. I know that there's all sorts of science-y reasons why it's snowing, and that we're stuck in some sort of snow fall pattern from hell, but after almost 5 feet of snow in 2 weeks, I am legitimately staring out of my balcony window right now, jaw open, in shock that it's snowing. And how is it, you ask, that I'm home on a Wednesday morning at 9 am to be looking out my window? That's right - snow day #9! As if the snow now isn't bad enough, now school is officially going until June 30, so that's going to be fun.

But, to brighten up everyone's morning - yours and mine - I thought I'd share two of my favorite semi-homemade ways to enjoy breakfast on Valentine's Day. These two ways to make croissants are delicious and chocolatey and don't require too much work!

The chocolate drizzle ones are the easiest - and the ones you'll need to start with first if you're making both kinds. They are frozen croissants from Trader Joe's, and they need to be left out overnight to expand.

Take them out of the box before you go to bed the night before you want them, and when you wake up in the morning, voila! Ready to bake croissants!

Follow the directions on the box and bake them at 350 for 15-20 minutes. When they come out of the oven, allow them to cool for about 5 minutes, and then drizzle them with hard-shell chocolate sauce. 

The hard-shell won't actually form since the croissants are too hot, but I've found that the hard-shell syrup stays the best on the croissants.

While the TJ's croissants are baking, you can prep your other chocolate croissants! You'll need Pillsbury (or store brand) crescent rolls and chocolate chips.

Unroll the crescent rolls and arrange them on a plate. There are 8 in a package, but I can never seem to get 8 good looking rolls from one of these containers. I was happy with 5 this time around.

Then, add a small handful of chips - about 15-20 - to the middle of each crescent roll, and roll it up into a croissant.

When the TJ's croissants come out of the oven, use the same pan to place your chocolate-filled croissants onto. Arrange them a bit apart, as they will puff up during baking, and turn your oven up to 375. Wait 5 minutes, and then place the chocolate-filled croissants in the oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Once they are golden brown, remove them from the oven and serve immediately!

I topped the plate with extra chocolate chips and served both types of croissants with some coffee in our new initial mugs (tutorial coming soon!) on our newly stained lazy susan (tutorial also coming soon for this!) as a special snow day treat on Monday, and they would make a great semi-homemade Valentine's Day breakfast treat!

Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? Looking forward to breakfast or dinner more? Or are you so buried under snow that the holiday is the last thing on your mind? I'd love to hear about your favorite Valentine's Day treat!



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