Mocha Chocolate Scones

Mocha Chocolate Scones Recipe

This Easy Mocha Chocolate Scones recipe is the best scones recipe ever! Enjoy these slightly sweet scones with a cup of coffee for a delicious breakfast or brunch treat! You can even make the dough ahead and bake it in the morning! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best scone recipe, chocolate scones, scones recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Scones
Calories 326.2 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder espresso powder and sea salt. Stir to combine.

  4. Add butter and using a fork, pastry cutter or your hands, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until there are coarse crumbs. (You want little chunks of butter)!
  5. Add half and half, melted chocolate, egg and vanilla extract and stir until combined. The dough will look crumbly, but should clump together when squeezed between your fingers.
  6. Add mini chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
  7. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface (or pastry slab) and form into a round circle about 10” in diameter.
  8. Transfer the circle of scone dough to the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Cut into eight equal pieces. Start by cutting the circle in half from top to bottom. Then cut it in half from side to side. Then cut the remaining two pieces in half diagonally. (see video)
  10. Sprinkle the top with raw sugar and gently press it into the top of the scones.
  11. Carefully separate the scones and spread them out evenly on the baking sheet.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the scones look set.
  13. Remove from the oven and transfer scones to a baking sheet to cool, or serve warm (which I highly recommend).

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Mocha Chocolate Scones Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 scone (1/8 recipe))
Calories 326.2 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.2g 26%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 53%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.1g
Cholesterol 52.6mg 18%
Sodium 327.7mg 14%
Potassium 149.3mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 41.2g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 16.9g
Protein 5.1g 10%
Vitamin A 7.2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 13%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.