This recipe for 2-Ingredient Pain Au Chocolat is simple, easy, and delicious. Soon you will be eating this classic pastry fresh from your oven.
This post was inspired & sponsored by Princess Cruises. All opinions expressed are my own.
This 2-Ingredient Pain Au Chocolat is seriously one of the best things to come out of my oven… EVER! Yes, ever. I think my kids and husband would agree as well. All 7 of us love pastries, and we are all suckers for chocolate croissants. And while I have made chocolate croissants from scratch, that process takes a ton of time and patience, and I just don’t have much of either anymore – I know I can’t be the only one, right?
Especially during the holiday season, everyone is so busy with concerts, plays, ballets, and sporting events. Then you add in holiday parties, shopping and baking, and well, I’m already exhausted just thinking about all of that.
It’s about this time of year I start planning next year’s family vacation too. And I think there’s something to this. By the end of the holiday season, I literally just want to, as Enya put it, “Sail away, sail away, sail away.” This past year, I was lucky enough to actually do that aboard two amazing cruises with Princess Cruise Lines.
In fact, this recipe for 2-Ingredient Pain Au Chocolat was inspired by my Princess Cruise excursions, as they have some of the most amazing pastries aboard. My mouth is watering just thinking of them. The little International Cafe was one of my absolute favorite spots on the ship all thanks to the sweet chocolate, fruit and Nutella filled pastries. I totally became spoiled, indulging in them daily, and after getting home, I immediately felt like something was missing from my life. It was those dang pastries. I knew that I needed to come up with a quick and easy solution to get some chocolate bread back into my life. These 2-Ingredient Pain Au Chocolat were my answer.
Since these chocolate morsels were inspired by my recent Princess cruise to the Caribbean, I was in complete shock with the rest of the world when the news broke on the devastation that occurred from Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. My heart sank as I saw the images start rolling in. This struck me because I had literally just been there and had another trip planned there in October with my family.
I think I was with the majority when I heard and saw the destruction. I thought traveling there any time soon would be next to impossible. With what felt like everything being closed down or even gone, I thought vacationing there wouldn’t be right. My thoughts turned to the people. However, with tourism being critical to the Caribbean economy, it is vital we don’t let this natural disaster impact the Caribbean and its people by avoiding the areas. The fact is the Caribbean is open for travel.
So now is really the perfect time to visit the Caribbean! And I know from personal experience that a Princess Cruises vacation is a great way to experience and enjoy one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. For one, you get to visit several ports, enabling you to support several parts of the Caribbean, not just one resort area. Quick tidbit – the Caribbean stretches for over one million square miles, so the vast majority of the islands were not in the direct paths. Therefore, they’re not as affected by the August and September storms and have continued in full operation.
Princess Cruises cares about this region, and its parent company, Carnival Corporation, are working to provide extensive relief to those impacted by the hurricanes, committing more than $10 million to hurricane relief efforts. Princess Cruises will also match funds donated to the Princess Cruises Community Foundation through the end of the year!
Friends, this is the season to show gratitude for what we have, support those that are in need around us and ‘tis the season of giving. I for one love the Caribbean and will be supporting the Caribbean by cruising there again soon aboard one of the many options to cruise the Caribbean with Princess Cruise Lines. There I’ll spend time eating my heart’s content in the International Café with their fine pastries, also while knowing I’m helping support a community in need. Until then, enjoy these 2-Ingredient Pain Au Chocolat. They are the perfect treat to entertain with this holiday season or as a gift that people will come back begging for year after year.
Make sure you enjoy a few too friends. XOXO Sandra
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2-Ingredient Pain Au Chocolat
- 24 Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles any kind - we do 4 caramel, milk, dark, and fudge swirl
- 2 puff pastry sheets
- Remove puff pastry from package and allow to defrost. Once soft to the touch, gently unfold the puff pastry.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Unwrap all of the chocolate truffles.
- Cut puff pastry into 12 even squares, watch video for assistance.
- Cut each square into two even triangles, watch video for assistance.
- Take one piece of the square and wrap it around the chocolate. Making sure to pinch and seal all of the seams. Then gently roll in between your two hands, to make sure all of the seams are sealed.
- Take the second piece of the square and wrap it around the dough covered truffle giving two layers of dough around the truffle. Making sure to pinch and seal all of the seams and then rolling in between your hands to make sure all of the dough is smooth and no seams show.
- Place the truffle dough balls 12 to a baking sheet. *Optional* Lightly spray rolls with cooking spray. I do this to give the dough a nice color.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes. If you bake too long then the chocolate will start to leak out, I would lean toward 16 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Serve immediately. Make sure to eat one or two before you take them out to your friends and family.