Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants

Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants have to be one of my favorite menu items at Cheddars. Why? They are warm and flaky, and they are drizzled with honey butter.

Croissants on a baking sheet.

Cheddars, if you have never been there is a fantastic restaurant. Cheddars has been around since 1979, this restaurant serves up over 10 million of the Cheddars honey butter croissants each year! If you aren’t so lucky you may not have a Cheddars within driving distance, but you can recreate these buttery croissants at home. It’s really easy to make this favorite menu item at home.

I don’t always flat out recommend a product, in this case, I will. What makes these so special is that they are croissants. They are not your ordinary quick bread that is often served up at a restaurant. Croissants take time, they take a long time. I recommend buying frozen croissants.

You can find these at Trader Joes or even Sara Lee Frozen Croissants. Your store may carry another brand. You can use Pillsbury Crescent rolls, but keep in mind, while tasty, the Pillsbury Crescent rolls are not the same thing as real croissants.

It’s pretty easy to work with those frozen croissants, but you will need to defrost them for 6 to 7 hours before you bake them, so be warned. You can’t make this impromptu just before dinner.

I promise hot buttery croissants drizzled with honey butter taste like manna from heaven. Or at least these warm honey butter croissants are what I hope that manna from heaven tastes like. I hope you enjoy this copycat recipe for Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants.

honey butter croissants on a baking sheet

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Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants

You can make those flakey honey buttery croissants just like Cheddars does! 
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants, Croissants
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 237kcal


  • 1 package frozen croissants Trader Joe’s
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey


  • Follow the package directions for proofing the croissants. Trader Joe’s frozen croissants take about 6 to 7 hours to thaw and proof.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the croissants for 15 to 19 minutes, or until they are fully puffed up and browned.
  • While the croissants are baking, place the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir the butter and honey as they warm. When the butter fully melts, turn off the heat. Continue to occasionally stir the honey butter until ready to serve.
  • When the croissants have finished baking, remove them from oven. Allow them to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before drizzling the warm honey butter over the warm croissants.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 75mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Angelique Wilson

    5 stars
    I wasn’t sure where to get the frozen croissants because we do not have a Trader Joe’s. I bought the great value brand. For the quality, they were delicious. It was a very easy recipe and I will definitely make them again. : )

    • Stephanie Manley

      Yes, you can freeze all-butter croissants. Make sure the yare sealed in an air-tight container, make sure you squeeze out as much as you can. They taste best when consumed 2 months after they have been placed into the freezer.

  2. Lugenia Sapp

    Hi, we recently were on vacation and stopped for lunch at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Greenville, Alabama. I learned they have the best bread pudding EVER after my husband ordered it for dessert. It is the first bread pudding I’ve ever liked! They of course wouldn’t give me the recipe and I’ve searched the internet for a copycat recipe. I certainly hope you can help me find one because I will probably never be able to visit that restaurant again. Thanks!

  3. Lizzie

    Sounds DELISH, but can you use fresh. already baked croissants?

    Seems it would save lot’s of time/

    Thank you.

  4. April

    These croissants are my favorite warm buttery indulgence! I could prob eat the whole batch lol! Thanks for the tips & great recommendations of using Trader Joe’s version! I would love if you would do Cheddar’s grilled honey mustard chicken with button mushrooms over rice dish! Cause nothing I make at home ever tastes as awesome as theirs lol. Thanks!

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