The Calories in Chocolate Croissants

by Grace Ibay

Changing the recipe or ingredients may change a chocolate croissant's calorie count.

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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.

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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About the Author

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.