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Oh YUM, Chocolate Strawberry Croissants

Happy National Croissant Day!


How about a mouth-watering yummy dessert for your weekend pleasure? This one is not only extra-yummy but also reduced in calories and you would never know. If you really want something special to wow your family and friends, give this a try.

Delish Double Chocolate Strawberry Cream Croissants


12 large Croissants

Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling:
1 8oz. Philadephia Cream Cheese (regular or low fat, softened)
2 Tbsp Strawberry Preserves (w/Splenda)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Splenda (sweeten to your taste)
1/4 cup Mini-Chocolate Chips

Fresh Strawberries: (or sub with your favorite fresh fruit)
Fresh Strawberries (washed, sliced or chopped) (as many as you want)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Splenda (sweeten to your taste)
Vanilla Extract

Dark Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 Cup Extra Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp. Cream (optional)

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1. Prepare Croissants:
Slice Croissants in half on large cookie sheet and toast face up in broiler until brown. Remove from oven to cool.

2. Prepare Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling:
Mix softened cream cheese in bowl with 2 tablespoons of Strawberry Preserves, 1 tsp. vanilla, Splenda to taste, mix well; add 1/4 cup of mini-chocolate chips, mix.

3. Prepare Fresh Strawberries:
Place sliced/chopped strawberries in bowl; add Spenda and Vanilla Extract and blend.

4. Assemble Croissants:
Spread strawberry-chocolate chip cream cheese mixture on bottom layer of each croissant; top with fresh strawberries; place croissant top on.

5. Place assembled croissants under broiler to brown top.

6. Prepare: Dark Chocolate Ganache: Melt chocolate chips in microwave; add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp cream, mix until smooth.

7. Spread or drizzle ganache on warm toasted croissants. Cool.

8. Grab a hot cup of your favorite tea or latte and bon appetit!

Notes: You can use any kind of croissants or mini-broche for this recipe. I use the large Costco croissants which are yummy and fresh. All Splenda and low calorie ingredients can be substituted with regular ingredients. For a really quick version, you can use any Strawberry Cream Cheese and even frozen strawberries. Improvise to your own preference and taste. Refrigerate leftovers.


Chocolate IS Dessert

BTY Friends — I know you love chocolate just as much as we do here at Beyond the Yum so as we travel on photography adventures we are enjoying the delights of every chocolate dessert imaginable and bringing home new recipes and ideas for our “chocolate” table and recipes for guests.  This was a favorite decadent and delish dessert and one for the Beyond the Yum recipe collection.  Watch the blog for the upcoming recipe in several versions and the best wine pairing to accompany it!



Here is an excellent recipe for Chocolate Molten Cake to hold you over until my recipe is online:

Martha Stewart: Molten Chocolate Cake

It’s All About the Yummies

I have been on a whirlwind of travel and more so no yummies and recipes posted of late.  But wait connoisseurs of delish things, I have not forsaken my kitchen and making yummy desserts and other good things.  So my friends, this is a preview of recipes to come.  Don’t you just want to jump on them and take a “digital bite”?  Soon you can try these too.

Pictured L-R Jacy’s CrisbeCreme Donuts, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, Peach Cobbler w/Sweet Cream Biscuit Topping, Strawberry&Peach Tiramisu, Apple Butter Cherry Cake (the little pic).

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