What, chocolate and beignets? It just can’t get any better than that. These little puffs of heaven are great for breakfast, dessert or a snack. Our families love when we make these.

Little Sissy’s Chocolate Beignets

What you will need-
2 ½ tablespoons corn syrup
½ cup heavy whipping cream
8 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 sheets puff pastry dough, thawed but still cool
1 egg
¾ cup powdered sugar
Chocolate syrup (optional)

Below are your instructions-
These are not hard to make but there are several steps to these. Get you a double boiler going. If you don’t have one that’s okay. We can tell you how to make your very own. Get you a standard medium sized pot and a heat safe mixing bowl that will fit on top. Put you a little water in the pot and then mix the corn syrup and cream in the mixing bowl. Put the mixing bowl on top of the pot and bring to a boil. Get you another bowl out and add your chocolate to it. Slowly pour the hot cream on top of the chocolate. Stir chocolate until smooth. Pop the chocolate in the fridge and stir often, until firm. Let the chocolate mixture hang out for about 25 minutes. While your chocolate is chilling out, line you 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper you can still make these. Just spray or grease your baking sheets real good. Lightly flour a surface and roll each pastry dough sheet into a 12-in. square. This about the size of an album cover. Using a pastry knife or a pizza cutter, cut each square into 16 smaller squares, 4 going across and 4 going down. Put the small squares on the baking sheet. Now let’s make the egg wash- in a small bowl, lightly whisk egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush a thin layer over the pastry squares. Spoon you about 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into the center of each square. Fold 1 corner of each square over, making a little triangle. Press the edges down to seal. Pop in the freezer for about an hour. Crank your oven to 400 degrees and let it get good and hot. Bake the beignets until golden brown. This will take about 15 minutes. Turn pan once during baking. Do not try to taste these until they have cooled for about 5-7 minutes. We know from experience that the hot chocolate will do a number on your tongue and roof of your mouth. Once they have cooled, sift some powdered sugar on top of the beignets and drizzle with chocolate syrup. You want to serve this immediately. These are best while they’re warm.