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These Air Fryer Nutella Chocolate Chip Croissants are so easy! With just a few ingredients and an air fryer, you will have a gooey, warm, chocolatey snack that’s ready in less than 15 minutes!
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  1. Air Fryer Chocolate Croissants
  2. Why We Love Air Fryer Croissants
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Nutella Croissants in the Air Fryer
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes
  8. Air Fryer Croissants (with Nutella and Chocolate Chip) Recipe

These Air Fryer Croissants stuffed with Nutella and chocolate chips are like bite-sized food porn! With just a few ingredients and an air fryer, you will have a gooey, warm, chocolatey snack that’s ready in less than 15 minutes, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the oven!

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Air Fryer Chocolate Croissants

I’m a firm believer that you can make just about anything in an air fryer. I absolutely love mine and I use it every chance I get. It’s a life saver during the hot summer months when we avoid turning on the oven. When I say you can make anything, I mean anything. Even a delicious chocolate filled croissant. 

My air fryer croissants are stuffed with Nutella and chocolate chips and are insanely good. The air fryer allows the croissants to get nice and crispy so they are the perfect flakey pastry. Inside, the croissants are filled with melted chocolate and rich Nutella. It’s the perfect snack or after-dinner dessert, because it only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish.

Why We Love Air Fryer Croissants

  • Super easy dessert
  • 15-minute recipe
  • Made in the air fryer, so never fried
  • Eat straight out of the oven, so you can enjoy them hot and gooey
  • Delicious chocolate and Nutella filling
  • Light and flakey croissant
  • Short ingredients list
bitten chocolate croissant

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 12 ounce can Pillsbury big and flaky croissants
  • 5 tbsp Nutella 
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water or 2% milk (for egg wash)
  • Optional garnishes: melted chocolate chips, honey, powdered sugar

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How to Make Nutella Croissants in the Air Fryer

This recipe could not be easier to put together. It only takes about 6 minutes to prep and then just a quick 8 minutes cooking in the air fryer. In under 15 minutes, you are enjoying gooey, warm chocolate and Nutella filled croissant.

Separate the croissants and lay them flat. Spread Nutella on top of the croissants and place chocolate chips on the larger end.

Spread Nutella on top of the croissants and place chocolate chips on the larger end

Roll the croissants, starting at the larger end. Brush egg wash onto the croissants.

Roll the croissants and brush with egg wash

Place croissants in a single layer into the air fryer basket. Cook for 8 minutes. 
Pro-tip: Spray with cooking spray or put parchment paper prior to placing the croissant in the basket. Cooking the croissants at 8 minutes makes them a deep brown but it’s necessary because any less and they don’t cook all the way through.

place croissant to the air fryer basket

Drizzle with melted chocolate chips. (Optional… but why not!!)

drizzle with melted chocolate chips

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • GARNISH: I love to finish these off with a wash of warm honey, and then drizzle chocolate and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. 
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS: I used milk chocolate chips, but semi-sweet chips can add a little more flavor balance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store Air Fryer Croissants

You can store leftover croissants at room temperature in an airtight container, or in the fridge.
If stored at room temperature they will last for 3-4 days. In the fridge, they will last for about 1 week, although the croissants may begin to dry out.
These are definitely best served fresh, especially since they are so quick and easy to make. I recommend warming leftovers in the microwave before serving.

How do I use an air fryer?

If you are new to the Air Fryer world, I’ve got you covered. I answer all the questions, like how to use an Air Fryer, what you can cook in an Air Fryer, and even the best Air Fryers on the market. Make sure to check out my post How to Use An Air Fryer and Great Air Fryer Recipes for all the details.

nutella chocolate croissant stacked on the table

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Air Fryer Croissants (with Nutella and Chocolate Chip)

Serves — 8
These Air Fryer Nutella Chocolate Chip Croissants are so easy! With just a few ingredients and an air fryer, you will have a gooey, warm, chocolatey snack that’s ready in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12-ounce can Pillsbury big and flaky croissants
  • 5 tbsp Nutella 2 tsp per croissant
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips 1/2 tbsp per croissant
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water or 2% milk
  • Optional garnishes: melted chocolate chips, honey, powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Separate the croissants and lay them flat.
  • Spread about 2 teaspoons of Nutella on the entire top of the croissant.
  • Place ½ tablespoon of chocolate chips on the large end.
  • Start rolling at the large end.
  • Make egg wash by whisking together egg and water or milk until combined.
  • Brush egg wash onto uncooked croissant.
  • Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place croissants in a single layer into the basket. Allow for some spreading.
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 360 degrees or until golden brown.
  • Give them a quick wash with warm honey, a little chocolate chip drizzle, and powdered sugar.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
You can store leftover Nutella chocolate chip croissants at room temperature in an airtight container, or in the fridge. If stored at room temperature they will last for 3-4 days. In the fridge they will last for about 1 week, although the croissants may begin to dry out. These are definitely best served fresh, especially since they are so quick and easy to make. I recommend warming leftovers in the microwave before serving.
Important Notes:
  • Spray with cooking spray or put parchment paper prior to placing the croissant in the basket.
  • Cooking the croissants at 8 minutes makes them a deep brown but it’s necessary because any less and they don’t cook all the way through.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    These are absolutely rich, filled with ooey gooey chocolate and oh so yummy!! All my boys, young and old, loved them. They are so easy to make.

  2. 4 stars
    I love making these in the oven and wanted a change-up in the air fryer. 8 minutes definitely wasn’t long enough in my PowerXL; some of the middles and all of the bottoms were still raw (I used a sprayed piece of parchment cut to fit the bottom of the basket exactly). I had to flip them all over and go at it again for another 5 minutes at 360. If the oven takes 9-13 minutes at 375/350 (depending on nonstick) I’m thinking that a lower temp should be used for longer maybe. Still delish though super brown 😊