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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants - Dreams and Caffeine

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants

Oh man… spring is in the air and Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  If you are like our family, we are gearing up for a fun-filled day that includes a delicious brunch and yummy desserts.  One of our family’s favorite things on the brunch menu are croissants!  Seriously… the buttery goodness, can it get any better?  Well, unfortunately for your waistline, it can!  Enter… Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants!  Doesn’t the name just make your mouth water?!

Loosen your belt my friend and cut ties with the bathroom scales, because it is a croissant stuffed with chocolate and fresh strawberries.  Then to make your scales scream, there is chocolate drizzled on the outside.  You might be thinking that these are too time consuming or expensive to make, but you are wrong!  They are easy to make, there are very few ingredients, and they are not expensive (I will note that strawberries this time of year are a little ridiculous in price, but that is just me ranting!).

Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants:

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants - Dreams and Caffeine

  • 1 Package of Pillsbury Croissants
  • 16 oz. container of fresh strawberries
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips of your choice (dark, milk, or white)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 13” x 9” baking dish
  • Butter or nonstick spray to grease

Assembly & Baking Instructions for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants:

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Step 1:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:  Grease 13” x 9” baking dish and set aside.

Step 3:  Wash and slice strawberries and set aside.  Make sure to cut them small enough so you can fit a few pieces in each croissant.

Step 4:  Gather your chocolate chips and set aside.

Be sure to have a decent sized work area when you go to assemble the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants. 

Step 5:  Open the croissant package, then take the first one and lay it flat in your work area.

Step 6:  In the middle of the croissant, put a couple pieces of sliced strawberries and a few chocolate chips and then roll the croissant like you normally would.  Repeat with the rest of the croissants.

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Step 7:  Place the raw croissants in the greased baking dish leaving room in between them, since they will get bigger as they bake.

Step 8:  Take the sugar and sprinkle over each of the completed croissants.

Step 9:  Place baking dish in the preheated oven uncovered and bake according to the directions on the package, erring on the side of caution, I checked mine around the 7 minute mark to gauge how much longer they needed to bake… keep a close watch.

Step 10:  Once they have finished baking, remove from the oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes

Step 11:  Take about a cup of chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave.

Step 12: Drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the freshly baked croissants.

Step 13:  Grab one along with a glass of much deserved champagne and enjoy… just make sure to leave some for brunch!

There you have it… easy to make, bakery-style, delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Croissants!  I hope you give these delectable treats a try, and if you do, leave me a comment below.  If you’re in need of a delicious drink for that special mom in your life, check out this recipe for the Holiday Sparkler, which can be made with or without champagne. I hope everyone enjoys spring and their Mother’s Day weekend!

Cheers,
Lisa

Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

Holy cow… Thanksgiving is coming like a freight train this year!  I feel like we were just in summer mode and now we’re approaching Thanksgiving.  Generally, holidays for us include lots and lots and lots of family and friends.  To give you an idea of how much family we’re talking about, my sister has volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year and there will be about thirty people attending.  A few nights ago, she gave me a call and asked if I would help out with place cards for Thanksgiving dinner… and a blog post was born about how to make Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards!

What you will need for Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards:

  • Yarn – Red Heart Soft Tangerine
  • Pompom Maker – optional – you could just use your hand or a piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Card Stock – you could use construction paper, upcycle brown paper bags, etc.
  • Glue – hot glue, glue dots, tacky glue, etc.

Instructions for Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards:

Step 1:  Make the pompom according to the pompom maker’s instructions.

Step 2:  Cut the pipe cleaner in half and take one of the pieces and loop it through the string that you used to tie the pompom.  Twist twice at the base of the pumpkin.

Step 3:  I left one part of the pipe cleaner straight (for the stem portion) and then the other part of the pipe cleaner I bent into a leaf shape.  Feel free to get creative here!

Step 4:  Trim up the pompom pumpkin then sit aside.

Step 5:  I freehanded a flag on the card stock and then cut it out.

Step 6:  I wrote the person’s name on the flag.

Step 7:  Glue the flag to the stem of the pompom pumpkin.

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You now have adorable Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards for your special Thanksgiving dinner.  These little guys are quick to create, cheap to make, and adorable!  Once dinner is done, you can remove the stem and flag and let the kiddos have a blast with them.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and as always, if you have any questions on the tutorial, feel free to ask!

Cheers,
Lisa

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