Vegan Dark Chocolate Stuffed Scones

by jenna on June 4, 2012

Well, hey there! Happy Monday to ya.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Last weekend was my final weekend of yoga teacher training (I am missing the “official” last weekend to attend BlogHer Food in Seattle this week). I do want to write a post on my overall experience, if that’s something you guys are even interested in reading about, but probably won’t get around to it until the end of the month because I need some time to process everything that’s happened. It’s been an amazing journey! Now I just have to finish up all those papers I procrastinated on over the past six months (oops) and take a written exam and practical exam next week. Whew!

For now, let’s talk about these scones! I realized I hadn’t made a vegan baked good in quite some time (since these cookies? I don’t know) so I wanted to play around a bit and come up with something new.

The first thing you should know about these scones is that they involve a lot of chocolate. Yes they do!

Make sure your chocolate is vegan, though, if that’s your thing. Milk chocolate isn’t vegan (duh) so look for some really good quality dark chocolate.

The second thing you should know about these scones is that you’ll need some vegan coffee creamer (soy based or coconut milk based) and Earth Balance. My next experiment is making these guys with coconut oil instead of the Earth Balance so if you want to beat me to it let me know how it turns out! The key here is getting whatever fat you’re using (Earth Balance, coconut oil, butter…) really, really, really COLD. I tossed my Earth Balance buttery stick in the freezer for half an hour prior to baking and it worked perfectly.

These scones reminded me of my favorite treat, pain au chocolat. When I was in high school, my friends and I would all pile into one car (I think most times it was an old beat-up Volkswagen that we nicknamed “The White Knight”) a couple times a week and head to this little beachside bakery where we’d snack on buttery pain au chocolat and iced teas. We would nibble on our pastries, talk about the boys we had crushes on and who was taking who to prom. Those were the days!

What’s not good stuffed with dark chocolate?

Vegan Dark Chocolate Stuffed Scones

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Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 T baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

6 T cold Earth Balance buttery sticks, cut into chunks (freeze it for 30 minutes prior to baking for best results)

1/2 cup + 2 T soy or coconut based coffee creamer

12 squares good quality dark chocolate

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the Earth Balance with your fingers and work mixture together until it resembles coarse sand.

Add the creamer and mix with your hands until a dough forms. Make an 12 inch circle with the dough and slice into 24 small wedges. Place one square of dark chocolate on a small triangle and then top with another small triangle, pressing the sides of dough together the best you can (it doesn’t have to be perfect at all…just smoosh it the best you can!). Repeat with remaining triangles and chocolate squares, then place on a lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before eating (if you can wait that long!).

**I found that these scones tasted even better after they had been allowed to cool completely. They are best eaten on the same day they are baked, however!

Time:

30 minutes

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 4, 2012 at 3:36 am

When I was a kid, Keebler made these shortbread cookies with chocolate on the inside … these scones look just like them! They were my favorite and I haven’t had them in sooo long!

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Shannon D'J June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

Kristen, the cookies you’re thinking of were called “Magic Middles” and I thought the same thing when I saw the pics of Jenna’s scones! Besides Oreos, Magic Middles were the only store-bought cookies I ever really liked and I was so sad when they went off the market. I might make Jenna’s scones just to enjoy the childhood nostalgia! Thanks Jenna!

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Kelly June 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Oh my gosh I LOVED Magic Middles…they bring back so many childhood memories for me!

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Erika - The Teenage Taste June 4, 2012 at 4:16 am

Now these are my kind of scones! Actually just put chocolate in any baked good and it will be my kind of treat! These look delicious, Jenna! :-D

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Joy June 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

I may just have to make these. My husband hates my vegan baked anything these might win him over

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock June 4, 2012 at 4:24 am

Oh this looks amazing, indeed! I would love to start my week off with one (or more) of these lovely things. Happy Monday Jenna!

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 4, 2012 at 4:29 am

These look SO good. I’ve never tried making my own scones!

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Katrina June 4, 2012 at 4:39 am

Oh boy! This sounds awesome!

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Atti June 4, 2012 at 4:43 am

Yum! I need to make it.

PS: I don’t want to play Miss Smartypants but the car manufacturer is called Volkswagen (“Volks” translates as “people”). I guess I’m officially delurked as a reader from Germany now ;)

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Molly @ RDexposed June 4, 2012 at 4:46 am

It took me a few seconds to figure out what a Voltzwagon was.
It did not take me a few seconds to get my mouth watering with these photos though!

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katie @KatieDid June 4, 2012 at 4:49 am

I’ve never been one for scones… too dry, odd flavors etc. But these, I think I could handle!

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Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free June 4, 2012 at 4:58 am

These look great! I wonder how they would turn out with almond flour – might have to experiment!

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Kate June 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

Let us GF people know!!

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Jenna June 4, 2012 at 4:59 am

Congrats on finishing!!!!

And I wish I had one of those yummy scones to go with my coffee right now!! :)

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Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 4, 2012 at 5:02 am

I’d love to hear your experience in yoga teacher training! It’s something I’m interested in for the future.

These scones look great. Put chocolate in anything and I’m all over it!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 4, 2012 at 5:09 am

I’ve never tried making scones but I’m going to start with these! And I’d love LOVE to hear about your yoga teacher training experience. I’m sure your class participants are loving you (and even more so if you bring them these scones!)

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Laura June 4, 2012 at 5:22 am

I just finished my last weekend of yoga teacher training as well. I’d love to hear your recap. I can’t believe that in a few short weeks I’ll (hopefully) be leading my own classes! To be honest though, I can’t wait.

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 4, 2012 at 5:46 am

I’m excited to hear about your teacher training!

Scones are one of my favorite things to make. So easy but delicious. I’ll give it a try with coconut oil and let you know how it turns out!

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Denise @ Creative Kitchen June 4, 2012 at 6:05 am

Congrats on your yoga training…that’s awesome! I know how much you enjoy yoga. Have a great time at BlogHer Food…I know you’ll be surrounded by incredible people. ;)

I’ll be curious to see how these come out with coconut oil. I LOVE baking with coconut oil and it does well in my muffins and breads. Haven’t tried it in scones or biscuits yet. Always experimenting to do…..

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Margarita June 4, 2012 at 6:33 am

Yay to completing yoga teacher training! Looking to forward to hearing about your experience. These scones sound so good… I love scones and I love pain au chocolat so I am sure this is be wonderful.

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Kelly @ My Love Affair With Running June 4, 2012 at 6:50 am

Yum these scones look amazing. The other day I had berry and white choc-chip scones.. they were incredible as well! It is deffs scone season :) Oh and congrats on the Yoga training!! My goal for this month is to try to embrace yoga… I will be reading your blog for some tips.

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Jill June 4, 2012 at 6:50 am

Girl, you had me at chocolate! I love scones, and these look fabulous.

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Lisa June 4, 2012 at 6:53 am

I would LOVE to hear about the training!! I’ve been totally okay with less vegan! lol :) they look good tho

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch June 4, 2012 at 6:54 am

These look beautiful! Just beautiful!

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Allyn June 4, 2012 at 6:55 am

Oh, I’ll be making these soon! We honeymooned in Scotland and one of the B&B’s we stayed at in particular had the most amazing homemade scones every morning. I miss it.
I made your red beans and rice last night and WHOA! SO GOOD!
My husband was nearly purring.

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables June 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

Wow those look delicious!!!

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Minerva June 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

I shouldn’t have read this post on an empty stomach. All I see is chocolatey buttery goodness :)

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Mai June 4, 2012 at 7:05 am

YUM. my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures!

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joelle (on a pink typewriter) June 4, 2012 at 7:18 am

Definitely saving this recipe.. looks sort of like a stuffed Milano from the picture ;) aka delicious!

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Anna June 4, 2012 at 7:19 am

Please write about your yoga teacher training experience! I would love to hear about it.

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Julia {The Roasted Root} June 4, 2012 at 7:32 am

Oooh, I love lindt chocolate. These looks tasty and addicting! Congrats on finishing up your yoga certification and have fun at the conference! One of these days, I’ll go to one and shake your hand! :)

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nickee June 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

“Voltzwagen” – LOL!! Yes would like to hear about the yoga teacher training :)

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Allie June 4, 2012 at 8:01 am

You have no idea how excited I was when I saw this vegan recipe! Just yesterday, I commented to thank you for a vegan stuffed shell recipe (which I pinned) and now these vegan chocolate scones?! Amazingggg! I will definitely give these a try. Thanks so much again :)

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Cait's Plate June 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

Oh my GOSH those look good!!

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Michal June 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hurray! I’ve been looking for something to make for the office because we’re in crunch time on a big project and everyone is ripping their hair out. These look perfect.
Also, I’d love to read about your yoga teacher training!

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic June 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

I’ve never had stuffed scones – these look ridiculously good!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

Baking anything that’s normally made with lots of butter and eggs and cream and keeping it vegan is always a big feat…congrats on a big success with these!

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Maria June 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

I hope you are packing these in your suitcase:) Can’t wait to see you! xo

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Gina June 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

I can’t wait to hear about your teacher training! I completed my 200-hour last year in the Baptiste style and it was one of the best things I did for myself (even though I am not teaching!) If you are looking for a yoga studio in Seattle while you are here, check out Be Luminous Yoga. It’s the studio I completed teacher training at and they have a lovely group of teachers! The studio is under a mile from the conference and in the same building complex as Whole Foods, win!

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Laura @ She Eats Well June 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

These look diiiiiiiivine. I love using Earth Balance too…in everyday life and in cooking/baking!

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Katie June 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

Have you been to Seattle before? IT IS FREAKING AWESOME! You will love it. I highly suggest going an an Evergreen Escapes Excursion while you’re there. They’re pricey, but worth every single penny. I want to move there.

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Michelle June 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I can’t wait to hear about your yoga training! And the scones look great!

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Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh my…is this real?? These sound incredible. Scones are one of those I love yet pretty much never eat. As in, years go by without eating them. Apparently I forget they exist every now & then, and then something comes by & reminds me how much I like them. This recipe is that something–I must try it!

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Melissa @ SquatsandSquash June 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

these look amazing!! cant wait to try them out. I’m not vegan, but these look TOO good to pass up.

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B @ Crags and Veggies June 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

MMMMMMMM, these look absolutely amazing girl! I love any reason to have chocolate for breakfast!

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Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat June 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Those look so good I’ll forget I’m not vegan!

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Carrie C. in VA June 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for posting a vegan recipe, Jenna! My husband and I recently transitioned to eating vegan and I have always loved your recipes. So glad I can continue loving your recipes when you post vegan creations.

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Rachel June 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Those scones look amazing! I can’t wait to make them!

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Lia June 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

You just answered my prayers! I’m so excited!!!!

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Sarah @ RunningChickago.com June 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

wow, these look amazing! i don’t usually crave scones, but these may have changed my mind.. :)

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luvwhatyoudo June 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Looking fwd to reading all about your yoga training and the next step! Perhaps while I enjoy one of these tasty scones!

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Jacqueline June 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Perfect way to start out a Monday, in my opinion! I’ll have to try making these sometime soon – they look like a great post-workout snack or an awesome afternoon treat! I love that they’re vegan!

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Monica June 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I’ll try anything with chocolate in it! These look delicious, and vegan recipes are always nice to see too.

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Moni Meals June 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Wow, these are fabulous! Totally the magic middle re-make. I use to eat the whole bag of those back in the day, ha!
I would love if you wrote more about your yoga experience. ;)
Have a great night!

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Mo June 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Can’t wait to make these. Sound so delicious with some Flying Goat espresso I just ordered :p

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Debbie June 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

As a new practioner of yoga (just started my 2nd 6 weeks), I would be so interested in hearing about your journey to become a yoga instructor.

I just restarted my practice after about 10 years and practice a modified vinyasa yoga (really it’s yoga for runners) with a wonderful teacher in her own studio. I love it so much and can already see the benefits. I am looking forward to increasing my practice.

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Lily O' Dare @ Candied-Life June 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

holy yum

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

Oh my gosh. Those look DEADLY!!!! <3 <3 <3

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Rachel July 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

These look wonderful! I finally made the transition to veganism in the last week or so, and I have been mourning my loss of scones, excited to see these! Best with your training.

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Bulut August 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Not sure if anyone else got back to you on this, but I just tried these with coconut oil and they came out perfect. I used 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup + 1tbsp almond milk cause I didn’t have a creamer. I froze the oil beforehand and it turned out so nice and flaky! Thanks for the recipe.

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