Easy chocolate chunk scones | Quick, drop scones with dark chocolate chunks, perfect for breakfast, brunch, snacks, tea, or dessert. Freezer and make ahead options!
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Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Scones

These easy chocolate chunk scones come together simply and quickly with pantry staples and dark chocolate chunks. A sweet treat for breakfast, brunch, snacks, tea, or dessert, with a make-ahead and freezer option!
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chunk scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 347kcal
Author Monica | Nourish + Fete

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (49 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces, 170 grams) dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup (237 mililiters) heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk briefly to blend. Add the chocolate and stir to combine. Pour in the cream, stirring just until a craggy dough forms. Knead the dough very briefly with well-floured hands, just until it is evenly combined.
  • Using a large dough or ice cream scoop, drop rounds of dough onto the prepared baking tray. Brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with a light dusting of additional granulated sugar, if desired. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Notes

Make-Ahead Tip: To make ahead, follow the instructions above through brushing the tops of the shaped scones with butter and sugar. Place the scones on a baking tray, then transfer the entire tray straight to the freezer for 30-45 minutes. (This will flash freeze the scones so they are easier to work with and keep their shape.) Remove the tray, and wrap each scone in a small piece of plastic wrap. Place wrapped scones in a zip-top freezer bag, seal, and store in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. When ready to bake, unwrap frozen scones, place directly on a baking tray, and bake at 375 F/190 C for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1.5mg