Dark Chocolate Orange Scones

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Dark Chocolate Orange Scones from ZagLeft c

I know what you’re thinking.  Two recipes that call for oranges posted here on the blog in the span of a few days, c’mon.  Indulge me for a moment, my friends, because once you take a look at this recipe you’ll instantly thank me.  Right?  You’re welcome.

I seem to be craving oranges these days and the last time I did that, well…  let me just say it was twelve years ago and she just had a birthday.  Seriously, that is not the case for me this time…I can assure you!

The recipe I have for you today is for these decadent Dark Chocolate Orange Scones.  They are truly wonderful!

Dark Chocolate Orange Scones from Zagleft b

I woke up the other morning with a desire to do a little early morning baking.  My kids were asleep upstairs and I thought I would wake them up with the wonderful aroma of goodies baking in the oven.  They love it when I do that!  And since I don’t make breakfast very often during the school year, except on the weekends (we’re cereal folks Monday through Friday around here), I thought I’d throw them off a bit.

Dark Chocolate Orange Scones from Zagleft

I love the flavor combination of chocolate and oranges, especially dark chocolate.  The flavors go well together and and in these scones, they are fabulous!  These Dark Chocolate Orange Scones are perfect to wake up to and are a delightful mid morning treat with a nice cup of tea.

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Dark Chocolate Orange Scones

These dark chocolate orange scones are perfect to wake up to and are a delightful mid morning treat with a nice cup of tea.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • zest from 1 large orange
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon and orange zest.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Whisk the milk and egg together and pour the mixture into the mixing bowl.
  • Stir until just combined. It helps to use your hands and knead it lightly.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Pat the dough into and 8-inch circle.
  • Cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  • Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange zest and orange juice until smooth. The glaze should have enough liquid in it to drizzle onto the scones so add a little more orange juice if needed.
  • Drizzle over the scones.


TIP: If you have a food processor, place the dry ingredients and orange zest into the base. Pulse a few times. Add the chopped butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Turn out onto your floured work surface and continue with the rest of the instructions.

2 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Orange Scones”

  1. Joanie, I pinned this a while back and just made these scones! They’re divine! The fresh orange zest with the chocolate is a winner! I used organic Bob’s RM unbleached white flour with a little organic white whole wheat, and made orange powdered sugar with zest and organic cane sugar. All the organics make these a health food, right?! Tender, orangey, buttery, chocolatey and delicious!
    I’ll have to try some of your other scone recipes…


    P.S. I cut the chocolate to 1/2 cup, grated part of a Central Market 72% organic dark bar.

    1. Suzanne, I’m so glad you liked the recipe and yes, I believe organics make them “healthier” too ;). Chocolate and orange is a great combination, I love the two together.

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