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Special Dark Chocolate Chip Scones


1 hour
Skill Level
24 scones

This dark chocolate chip scones recipe is so good, you'll want to make them every weekend. With HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips in every bite, your friends and family will keep coming back for more. Snuggle up with a blanket by the fireplace and serve these scones with tea or hot chocolate for a cozy afternoon treat.  Scones sound elegant, but they're surprisingly easy to make! If you enjoyed these HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chip Scones, try our recipe for Easy Cinnamon Chip Scones next!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
17 minutes
Cool Time
5 minutes


  • 3-1/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 cup
    nuts chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups
    whipping cream (chilled)
  • 2 Tbsps
    butter, melted
  • granulated sugar Additional (optional)
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
pan two baking sheets
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
chef hat cutting board
chef hat pastry brush
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.


Stir together flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.

Baking Tip

Try making with a combination of chip flavors.


Stir whipping cream into flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.


Turn mixture out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until soft dough forms (about 2 minutes). Divide dough into three equal balls. One ball at a time, flatten into 7-inch circle; cut into 8 triangles. Transfer triangles to prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional granulated sugar.


Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired. 24 scones.

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