Dark Chocolate Orange Scones

This is my second time making these scones since Thursday.

I think I have a problem. And that’s not the only problem I have. Turns out that I like to eat these despite having just eaten breakfast or lunch. Just know that these are nap-inducing if eaten when full. I know from experience.

It’s just that I have a weakness for scones that are freckled with super dark chocolate and taste heavenly. Girl can’t help it.

I need to find someone to share these with quick before I turn into one.

Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones {makes 8 scones}
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker


  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 2 t orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 6 T unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup + 2 T buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Place rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl rub the orange zest into the sugar until fragrant. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl of zesty sugar. Cut butter into the ingredients until it resembles a coarse meal using two forks or your hands. In another bowl, combine the egg yolk and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork. Add to the flour mixture and stir until it’s a soft dough. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead no more than 15 times. Pat into a 1-inch thick round and cut into into triangles by slicing pie-style. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Or until set and the tops are lightly golden.

Coolin’ out being cool.

9 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Orange Scones”

  1. I knew as soon as I saw these on J the B.. that you would love them. They sound like your chocolate orange candies you like!
    Love you Meg.. I think you are sort of wonderful <3

  2. These were super delicious! I saw them on Joy’s blog too, and once I saw them on yours… I HAD to make them. My boyfriend appreciates the recipe, a lot. He wants me to make them for him again this weekend.

  3. Kara – I couldn’t stop thinking about these once I saw the recipe! I’m glad you love them. 🙂

    P.S. My boyfriend loved them too!

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