Miguelitos with Chocolate Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Miguelitos with Chocolate are a Spanish classic you must try. Chocolate and puff pastry...oh my!

Miguelitos with Chocolate Photo

When I was in 5th grade, we had a social studies project where we had to “take” our class to a different country. It was my favorite project ever in school.

The reason is because my group and I were able to cook for the class. We had to make dishes that related to the country that we were visiting. Some went to Italy and made pasta.

My group’s country was China. We presented the project by taking the class on an “airplane trip”. We served them like we were stewardesses. We gave them information about the country as we traveled on the “airplane.”

We let them watch a movie about the country and the dinner they received was foods that represented where we were about to visit.

It was so much fun!

Miguelitos with Chocolate Picture

My daughter is in 9th grade, and in her Spanish class they could earn extra credit for bringing in an authentic dish to share with the class. This reminded me of my 5th grade project!

She immediately said she wanted to make Tres Leches Cake. I told her no, that we should try to find something more authentic and less common. Something that neither of us had heard of before.

Well, we found Miguelitos de Chocolate, which is a pastry made with puff pastry, and has chocolate sandwiched in between, topped with powdered sugar.

Miguelitos with Chocolate Image

We were so excited to find this because we had all of the ingredients to make it right at home!

You can find miguelitos made several ways. One way is to dip them in honey syrup after they’re baked and cooled. Another way is to cut them in half and fill with a pastry cream. The last way was with chocolate! Obviously, chocolate was our choice!

These are so simple to make, even your kids can do it! My 14-year-old made them all by herself, and they were a hit! ENJOY! 

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Miguelitos with Chocolate Recipe

    48 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, Thawed
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll puff pastry sheet out to 9 X 13 rectangle.
  3. With short end on top. Cut pastry 4 rows down, 12 rows across to make 48 small pastries.
  4. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, place whipping cream and chocolate chips in small pot and bring to a boil, stirring till smooth and glossy. Remove from heat. Transfer to bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. When pastry is done allow to completely cool.
  7. Cut each pastry in half. Top each with a tablespoon of chocolate. Place tops back on the pastry.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar.
  9. Serve and ENJOY!


Source: Recipe adapted from Recetas de la Abuela Luisa
Recipe adapted from Recetas de la Abuela Luisa
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Author: Nancy Piran
Source: Recipe adapted from Recetas de la Abuela Luisa
Recipe Yields: 48 servings
Prep Time: 80 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 100 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 26
Calories 45

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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