This post was sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.
Can we just go ahead and acknowledge that two of the greatest things in life are chocolate and bread? I still remember a visit to Paris where I subsisted wholly on pain au chocolate and crepes. Apparently when you do that, you can walk ten miles a day and still gain weight. Who knew?
Luckily you don’t have to go to Paris to enjoy the tastes of pain au chocolat at home. Or maybe unluckily if you’re looking for a reason to visit France? Don’t worry, though. I have full confidence you can come up with a bunch of reasons that don’t involve chocolate bread.
Today I’m making a batch of pain au chocolate featuring American Heritage® Chocolate Bites. You can find them in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations, but only for a limited time. American Heritage Chocolate Bites are rich, slightly spicy chocolate made from 18th century recipes with sprinklings of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, orange, and red pepper. They’re also certified Kosher and made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives.
Oh, and they’re the perfect size for making mini pain au chocolat! Yes, I’m taking historic American chocolate and turning it into something French. Sue me.
Start by taking a roll of refrigerated pastry dough and spreading it out on a cutting board. Place the chocolate bites on the dough and use a pizza cutter to cut out a square of dough for each bite.
Completely cover the chocolate bites in the dough and bake according to your dough’s directions.
You’re only about 10 minutes away from some easy and deliciously perfect mini pain au chocolat. Well, 15 if you include the time it took to pop open your dough and cut. But still…the time versus results ratio here is pretty sweet.