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This is possibly the easiest breakfast recipe ever!

EASY Chocolate Cheese Danish - a fast and easy recipe for a croissant mashup! Make a chocolate croissant and a cheese danish in one!


Want to hear something I never thought I’d say I did? I washed a cookie dough bowl out on my lawn using the garden hose. Ginger followed after me and cleaned up the mess on the lawn.

What did people do without garbage disposals? Or ice makers? I had to make my own ice the other day…and wait for it to be frozen. I know, I know, #firstworldproblems, but these are things you totally take for granted until you don’t have them.

Like…having a window. Or a stove. Or being able to find the cereal in the morning.

Speaking of breakfast, if your kids are like mine, you’re finishing your first week of school. That goes for a celebratory weekend breakfast, don’t you think? Surprise them with these easy Chocolate Cheese Danish and they’ll be happy to do their homework.

Or…something like that anyway.

Chocolate Cheese Danish - a mashup of a cheese danish and a chocolate croissant! Have both flavors in one easy breakfast pastry recipe.

These danish are certainly easy enough to do without a kitchen. All you need is a toaster oven, but a real oven works too. Since, you know, y’all have real ovens.

Whenever I grab Starbucks for breakfast I always have a fight with myself. Chocolate croissant or cheese danish? It’s like a non-verbal internal back and forth all of the time. Sometimes I’m tempted to order both but then I’d need to pretend someone was with me. I’d be all, “One chocolate croissant for me and a cheese danish…for my friend.”

I decided to make my own combo Chocolate Cheese Danish at home and then I could enjoy two in peace.

Chocolate Cheese Danish - a mashup of a cheese danish and a chocolate croissant! Have both flavors in one easy breakfast pastry recipe.

This is a super simple recipe. I used puff pastry sheets that I’d thawed and sliced into 6 rectangles. The filling is part cheesecake and part chocolate. Together? It’s all good.

Once they’re baked you drizzle them with more chocolate. Because chocolate is good and necessary, especially for breakfast!

Chocolate Cheese Danish (1 of 13)

Am I right or am I right? Hello Saturday morning breakfast!

Chocolate cheese danishes stacked ontop of eachother showing chocolate on the inside

Chocolate Cheese Danish

4.84 from 6 votes
These Chocolate Cheese Danish come together in minutes for a mashup of your two favorite breakfast pastries!
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6


  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg yolk reserve the white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces baking chocolate or 6 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil or shortening
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  • If your puff pastry is frozen, let it sit at room temperature until it’s soft enough to handle, about 40 minutes. If it’s defrosted, unwrap it and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.
  • Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, and sugar in a medium sized bowl using a hand mixer. Mix until mostly smooth (some lumps may remain).
  • Cut your pastry sheet into 6 equal rectangles. Place about 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture in the center of each rectangle. Top with a piece of chocolate (about 1/4 ounce or 1 tablespoon chocolate chips). Roll up each rectangle, pinching the seams. Brush with a little of the reserved egg white with the tip of your finger.
  • Place equally spaced on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15-16 minutes until golden brown. Cool at least 10 minutes before eating.
  • To make topping (optional) melt the 1/3 cup chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each. Place chocolate in a ziploc bag, cut off one tip, and drizzle over the top of each danish.
  • Best served the day they are made. Store in an airtight container.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. I love making everything from scratch but, I hate making puff pastry. It just brings back the nightmare of my baking 1 class were I ran out of dough and my classmates had to give me scrapes. But one of these days I`m going to have to try premade dough. Can`t wait to give these a try.

  2. Eeks, hang in there – it will be all worth it once you have your new kitchen complete 🙂 Hope Jordan had a great first week at school. My son starts his first day at Pre-K in 2 more weeks and these danishes would make the perfect snack! They look incredible!

  3. I feel your pain Dorothy!  Do you have a laundry room sink or have you discovered the “joys” of doing dishes in the tub with a plastic dish pan?  This recipe sounds delicious and I can’t wait to make it.

  4. I have a phobia of kitchen remodels thanks to dishwashing in the laundry room, but gosh, that’s nothing compared to hoses in the yard! You are hardcore Dorothy, keep it up. This is such a pretty treat, I never would’ve guessed how doable it is. And holy cow, the flavors are the bomb!

  5. Never having a garbage disposal nor an ice maker, I can live well enough without them. You can first wipe a sticky bowl with an old newspaper to get most of it out, before washing. I’ve lived months at a go with no running water or stove and hauled water and found a little propane stove to use.   We do tend to take stuff for granted. Liked the chocolate cheese recipe. I don’t have access right now to the store or puff pastry it will go in my wanna make list.

  6. I’ll take one of each of the pictured items, please!  Wow – you are either the best food photographer, or the best baker (or maybe both), because your postings are super tempting.

  7. To be kitchenless and a food blogger…eek! Sounds challenging! Love these danishes because chocolate and cheesecake and puff pastry is pretty much my favorite things all in one 😉