Triple Chocolate Scones

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Start your day off with some Triple Chocolate Scones.  Chocolate first thing in the morning always makes the day better.

Triple the chocolate makes these scones the perfect way to start out the morning!

I am trying to get my kids to realize early in life that breakfast really is important.  For the life of me, I cannot get my 2 youngest children to eat breakfast before going to school.  They both claim they aren’t hungry right away.  But then they are starving at recess and eat half their lunch then.  I make banana muffins and Biscoff donuts for them.  I buy french toast sticks and toaster strudels, trying to entice them to at least eat something.

Want to know what they will eat?  Cold pizza, mashed potatoes, and soup.  Not what I want to put in my mouth when I first wake up, but right now I am just happy they are eating something before leaving the house.  

Triple the chocolate makes these scones the perfect way to start out the morning!

One thing that all our kids agree on is chocolate any time of day.  So, when I got the urge to make some scones the other day, I went with just a plain chocolate scone.  Oh, but this isn’t just a plain chocolate scone.  I used 3 different kinds of chocolate to give it some pizzaz.

Want to know something???  My kids ate this for breakfast!!!  I know that chocolate for breakfast isn’t the best thing in the world, but at least it is better than having them go to school on an empty stomach.  I’m thinking some more chocolate breakfast treats need to happen soon.

Triple the chocolate makes these scones the perfect way to start out the morning!

The thing I liked the most about these scones is how easy they are to put together.  All you need is a bowl and a fork.  Don’t you love when a recipe doesn’t make half your kitchen dirty?  This also doesn’t use a mixer, so get your muscles ready.  I’m going to give you an arm work out today.  You are going to warm up by cutting the butter into the dry ingredients with the fork.  Really try to cut it in, so that there are butter chunks evenly distributed throughout all the flour.

Second warm up is to whisk the egg and buttermilk…you won’t break a sweat on that one.  Then use your fork and start mixing the milk into the flour.  You want to keep moving it around until a good dough forms.  This will get your forearms and biceps pumping.  LOL not really!  I don’t want to scare you off from making the chocolate goodness by telling you will get a work out.  But you are eating chocolate for breakfast, so any form of a work out is probably a good thing :-)

Pat the dough into 2 equal circles that are about 6 inches around.  Cut into 6 wedges with a sharp knife.  Whoops, I guess I lied when I said you only need 2 tools.  Make that 3!  The dough will be really sticky, so don’t try to move the scones around.  Place in the oven and wait impatiently for the chocolate to bake up!

These are awesome reheated in the microwave the next day too.  At least that’s what my children tell me :-)  wink, wink!!!

Triple the chocolate makes these scones the perfect way to start out the morning!


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Triple Chocolate Scones

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 12 scones

Triple Chocolate Scones

Three different chocolates make these breakfast scones a delicious morning breakfast.


2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the butter and cut in with a fork until it is coarse crumbs. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Make a hole in the center of the flour mixture.
  2. Whisk together the egg, vanilla, and buttermilk. Pour into the center of the flour and stir until a dough comes together. DIvide the dough into 2 equal parts. Place each ball on a baking sheet. With floured hands, shape each ball into a 6 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Bake at 400* for 18 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the dark chocolate chips and shortening. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted and smooth. Do not over heat. Place the chocolate in a plastic bag with the tip cut off. Drizzle over the tops of the scones. Store in a sealed container on the counter for 3-4 days. Makes 12 scones.

Triple the chocolate makes these scones the perfect way to start out the morning!

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  1. says

    I’m smiling at your kids’ choices for breakfast. My 3 year old asks for dinner first thing in the morning :)) breakfast is only in her vocabulary later in the day when it’s snack time.
    I love making scones and triple chocolate, even better!!
    Would love if you link this scone recipe to my #bakedwithlove party

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  2. says

    I stress out every morning because my kiddo eats basically NOTHING before he heads to school – I, on the other hand, am starving when I wake up, so I don’t identify with this whole “I’m not hungry first thing in the morning” thing. Glad it’s not just my kid! :-) But I have a feeling he’d go for some chocolate scones – these look so good!
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    • says

      I am actually not that hungry when I wake up too, so I can relate. I just hate sending them to school on an empty stomach because they can’t just go get something to eat when they finally do get hungry. They did eat some of these…so I think chocolate is the key :-)
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  3. says

    When the British invented scones, I don’t think they even imagined anything as decadent and chocolaty delicious as this! Probably because hey eat their scones with tea and I think these would be perfection with coffee (or milk). :)
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  4. says

    I’ve made these a few times now and they are fabulous. I love the recipe. For anyone looking to be a little more healthful I have substituted regular white flour with whole wheat flour and half and half and either way they still come out great. I am going to attempt the recipe with gluten-free flour as one of my coworkers has celiac disease. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  5. Vicki Bale says

    I cannot believe that you are happy your children eat these for breakfast. They are so unhealthy!

    • says

      Everyone has there opinion on what is an acceptable breakfast. I’m ok with my kids having chocolate scones. They are healthier than donuts and syrup drenched pancakes…both which I’m fine with too :-)


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