This easy chocolate braid is warm gooey chocolate baked inside of a tasty crescent puff pastry.

This easy chocolate braid is perfect for a quick and warm dessert. The puff pastry dough provides a crispy outer crust while the chocolate filling is gooey and delicious. Plus, it’s simple to make – so even if you’re not much of a baker, you’ll be able to whip this up in no time!

Chocolate Braid Recipe. Warm gooey chocolate baked inside of a tasty crescent puff pastry. Easy almond topped chocolate braid recipe for brunch, breakfast, or school party.
An easy almond topped chocolate braid puff pastry recipe for brunch, breakfast, or school party!

Chocolate Braided Bread is Hard to Resist

Have you ever made a dessert then eaten the whole thing yourself? Well, this Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert will no doubt be one of those recipes!

It tastes like the best chocolate croissant you’ve ever eaten! If your family loves chocolate like mine does, you’ll want to double or triple this recipe.

After my mother passed away, I was brought so many lovely meals from my sweet friends and this amazing puff pastry dessert was one of my favorites. I seriously almost ate it all myself, but was nice and let my kids and husband eat some too!

Puff Pastry Chocolate Braid Dessert

Chocolate Braided Bread Ingredients

This delicious chocolate braid is super easy to make and will be the hit of any party, brunch, school or sporting event. You only need these five ingredients to have the best puff pastry bread.

  • frozen puff pastry
  • chocolate candy bar (semi-sweet or dark chocolate)
  • egg
  • shaved almonds
  • powdered sugar

Chocolate Braid Recipe. Easy Puff Pastry Dessert. Warm gooey chocolate baked inside of a tasty crescent puff pastry. Easy almond topped chocolate braid recipe for brunch, breakfast, or school party.

How to Make a Chocolate Braid

Watch the Video below to watch how easy it is to make this easy Chocolate Braid puff pastry dessert. for more recipe videos.

You can print the recipe for this Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert below, but since it was hard to describe, I also made a diagram graphic for you to follow while making your bread.

Chocolate Braid Recipe. Easy Puff Pastry Dessert.
Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert

Puff Pastry Bread Braid Diagram

This illustration makes for easy to follow visual instructions. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Thanks again Mandi for getting me hooked on this delicious chocolate treat!

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Puff pastry filled with warm gooey chocolate and topped with almonds and sugar, makes this delicious chocolate braid hard to resist. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert

This easy chocolate braid is warm gooey chocolate baked inside of a tasty crescent puff pastry. An easy almond topped chocolate braid recipe for brunch, breakfast, or school party!
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Yield: 6
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 1 frozen puff pastry
  • 4.4 oz chocolate bar semi-sweet or milk chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons shaved almonds
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  • Place the frozen dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. After the dough has defrosted unroll it.
  • Place the chocolate bar in the middle of the dough.
  • Make cuts along the edges of the dough. (See graphic on blog post for more detail.) Make as many cuts along the sides as you want, just make sure to have the same amount on each side.
  • After cutting 6-8 strips of dough on the sides, you are ready to braid.
  • Fold the top and the bottom ends over the chocolate first, then cross the side strips over each other to make the braid.
  • Brush the braid with an egg wash you can make with one beaten egg and a splash of cool water.
  • Bake the pastry according to the package directions. Most puff pastry requires an oven temperature of 425 degrees.
  • Remove the braid before it gets golden brown.
  • Top with almonds and then place back into oven until golden brown for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Let it cool for about 10 minutes, then dust with powdered sugar.
  • Serve while it is still warm and gooey!


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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, breakfast, chocolate, dessert, pastry, puff pastry
Calories: 375kcal


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 4mg

Originally published May 2, 2016

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  1. So, the recipe says pull it out before it gets golden brown, but doesn’t give you an idea of wen that might be. Set my timer for 15 min, but after I added the almonds, they seemed to fall to the bottom of the pan and burn. I would say, that i makes more sense after 10-12 min, and then bake at least another 8-10. Just watching until it is slightly brown isn’t enough info.

    Tastes good though. Just lame baking instruction.

  2. could you please give me the nutritional values of this bake goodie !!!! Thanks

  3. This is a great recipe for a quick dessert. I make a few and freeze them, unbaked, then when I’m having company I take one out of the freezer for a 1/2 hour and bake it. Your company will think you baked all day. The diagram of how to cut the pastry for braiding is helpful but I think you should mention in the instructions that at each end on each side you will have to cutout a piece for the braiding.

  4. So easy and so delicious!! I made two one with almonds and one without because of allergies, they were both fabulous! Served them with vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries!!

  5. Thanks so much! Glad you like this as much as we do. Yes, just bake as long as the directions on the puff pastry directs. Toasty almonds are the best!

  6. Hi. I’ve done this recipe twice now. And since it doesn’t say how long to bake it before adding there almonds, I can say to try for 10-11mins before adding almonds. And then another 10 with almonds. Especially since most recipes online call for a total of 20 mins at 415 degrees

    Also thank you so much for putting this recipe online. It’s easy, deleicious and always comes out looking beautifully

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