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The Calories in Chocolate Croissants

author image Grace Ibay
Grace Ibay has been a freelance writer and blogger since 2005, specializing in the medical sciences and health care. She worked at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health as a research associate and has been published in various scientific journals. Ibay holds a master's degree in health science from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.
The Calories in Chocolate Croissants
Changing the recipe or ingredients may change a chocolate croissant's calorie count.

A chocolate croissant is a French-styled pastry filled with gooey, melted chocolate inside. Chocolate croissants are high in fat and calories, so eat them sparingly if you are trying to limit your calories.

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Basic Calorie Count

One serving of a homemade chocolate croissant, based on a recipe from Real Simple, contains 158 calories, half of which come from fat. This recipe calls for a tube of commercial refrigerated crescent rolls and semi-sweet chocolate.


A homemade chocolate croissant contains 17 g of carbohydrates. The recommended daily value for carbohydrates is 300 g; one serving of a homemade chocolate croissant thus supplies 5 percent of your daily value for carbohydrates if you are on a 2,000-calorie diet.


The chocolate croissant from the Real Simple recipe has 9 g of fat, providing 29 percent of the daily value for fat assuming a 2,000-calorie diet. Fifty percent of the calories from a serving of chocolate croissant, about 80 calories, comes from fat. A chocolate croissant also provides 15 percent of the daily value for saturated fat.

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