Easy Chocolate Scone Recipe

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Make our easy chocolate scone recipe for breakfast and win the hearts of chocolate lovers everywhere! Soft fluffy chocolate scones melt in your mouth and are the best sweet treat around.

Chocolate scone recipe

If you have a chocoholic in your house, then you most definitely want to make these delicious chocolate scones. It's almost like eating a brownie- almost! To serve a breakfast treat that is like a dessert seems pretty okay in my book!

Tools to make the best chocolate scones

These are the tools I find are the best and most helpful to make perfect scones. I use them for every recipe.

  • Pastry blender we mention this item with every single recipe because it is THE item that will ensure a fluffy outcome for your scones. You can use 2 knives or your hands, but a pastry blender is best.
  • Parchment paper a baking sheet lined with parchment paper is not only great for non-stick baking, but it is also awesome for easy cleanup! No pan scrubbing needed!
  • Mixing bowl should be a large mixing bowl if you want to make this a one-bowl recipe! I mix and also knead the scone dough right in the bowl before turning it out onto a floured surface.
chocolate chips in measuring cup

Double chocolate scones ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, espresso or semi-sweet

Related recipes: Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones, Master Scone Recipe, Cinnamon Chip Scones, Fresh Strawberry Scones, Strawberry Prosecco Scones, Pumpkin Scones

Chocolate scone mix with Hersheys cocoa

How to make easy chocolate scones recipe

Making a fluffy scone full of flaky buttery layers is something I try to do every weekend. When I added cocoa powder to this recipe, it created a deep chocolate flavor that was made even better by adding chocolate chips!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. 

Chocolate scone recipe dough cut into wedges

Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half and vanilla extract until just moistened. 

Gently fold in chocolate chips.

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.

Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.

Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2 ” apart.

Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.

Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cool on wire rack.

Some fun add-in and topping ideas for your scones

  • Espresso flavored chocolate chips
  • Caramel chips
  • Chopped nuts like peanuts, walnuts, or pecans
  • Dried cherries
  • Diced strawberries

Toppings include:

  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel
  • Dusting of confectioner sugar
  • Chocolate glaze or frosting topped with flaked coconut or nuts
Chocolate scone wedge baked

Scone FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about making, baking, and storing scones.

Do scones have to have eggs?

Our scone recipe does not include eggs and they still bake super light and fluffy.

How do you get scones so fluffy?

There are two answers to this question. First, make sure your oven is preheated to 425 degrees before baking. The heat of the oven is what activates the baking powder and allows your scone to rise.

The second answer is to use COLD butter. This ensures that scones will have butter between layers of dough and will rise yet stay super tender and soft.

How do you store chocolate scones?

Place baked scones in an airtight container or on a plate wrapped in plastic wrap and keep on counter for up to 2 days. Scones also freeze very well if they are wrapped individually in plastic wrap or placed in a freezer Ziplock bag. Frozen scones will keep for up to 3 months.

These wonderful scones are perfect to make for a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday or try serving as a tasty dessert for Valentine's Day!

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Chocolate scone recipe
Chocolate scone recipe

Easy Chocolate Scone Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy chocolate scone recipe is perfect to make for a special breakfast that feels like you are eating dessert! Rich chocolate with chocolate chips makes this a double chocolate scone delight!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup espresso or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. 
  3. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half and vanilla extract until just moistened. 
  5. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
  7. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
  8. Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2-inches apart.
  9. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
  10. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let cool on wire rack.
  12. This recipe is easily doubled.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 1065mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

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3 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Scone Recipe”

  1. I know I will love this recipe – who doesn’t love chocolate – but in the ingredient list for the actual recipe you list 1/4 C Baking Powder. I know it means Baking Chocolate, but for a moment I thought I was reading it wrong.

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