Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Scones

This recipe comes from the book Simply Scones that I was telling you guys about on Monday.  The name of this one had me at hello, if you know what I mean.  I have to admit that I don’t think I would have ever thought to make a peanut butter scone, as much as I love the stuff.

The combo of peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorites, so I was really excited to try these.  I also think the idea of a stuffed scone is a great one, and it’s something I definitely want to experiment with again.

These scones aren’t too sweet, which I normally like.  I do think that these could stand to be just a bit sweeter though, or more peanut buttery, or more… I don’t know…  Maybe it’s because you’re expecting something really decadent from the title, but I just felt like they needed something more.

Don’t get me wrong; these are really tasty, but with a name like “Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Scones”, I just want them to be mind-blowing.  I don’t want to give the impression that they aren’t delicious though, because they are – especially warm from the oven.

I’m going to post a vegan-ized version of the recipe that I used to make these, but you could might want to try adding a little more peanut butter, and maybe even a touch more sweetener if you taste the dough and thinks it needs it.  This is definitely a recipe i want to re-visit, so if you do try them, let me know what you think!

Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Scones
makes 8 large scones

2 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2-ounces non-dairy margarine, chilled
3/4 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (you might need an extra tablespoon or two if your dough is dry)
1 tablespoon Ener-G egg replacer
1/4 cup warm water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 chopped unsalted peanuts
1 1/2-ounces non-dairy bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate, broken into 8 equal sized pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and baking powder.  Cut the margarine into 1/2-inch cubes, and distribute them over the flour mixture.  Cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, whisk the Ener-G and the warm water together.  In a separate small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, non-dairy milk and vanilla, and add the Ener-G mixture to this.  Stir to combine.

Add the peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir or knead until combined.  Knead in the peanuts.

Pat the dough out into a 1/2-inch thickness on a cutting board.  Using a 2 1/2- to 3-inch-diameter round biscuit cutter, cut rounds out of the dough.  Re-knead the scraps and cut out again, repeating until all the dough is used up.  You should have 16 rounds.

Place 8 of the rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Top each round with a piece of chocolate and one of the remaining circles of dough.  Press the edges gently to seal.  Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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20 Responses to “Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Scones”

  1. Wow! These look like little morsels of delicousness. I want one right now

  2. These look really scrumptious!

  3. These look great!! I understand what you’re saying about the “needing more” thing. I am very critical of baked goods and while I might be in love with something I can still never help but to think “but it’d be even BETTER with…” Either way, though, I don’t think peanut butter scones could be bad no matter what :P Maybe making them with half peanut flour?!

  4. Hey, Jess! That’s a great idea – can you get peanut flour in health food stores, or do you grind your own peanuts to make it?

  5. Those have got to be the best scones I have ever seen! Love that chocolate surprise waiting in the middle. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your scones up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

  6. i made these yesterday! turned out really yummy, but i added a bit of maple syrup to the dough to make them a little sweeter, and some brown sugar sprinkled on top. thanks for the recipe!

  7. Hi, Olivia! Adding maple syrup is such a great idea. I’ll have to try that next time I make these!

  8. What could one use instead of Ener-G if they live in a country where you can’t buy it? Yogurt? ‘Flax egg’?

  9. I am thinking those need a drizzle of chocolate on top going one way and a drizzle of peanut butter icing going the other way, all cross-hatched and pretty. I would also make a patty of peanut butter/icing sugar and put it in with the chocolate in the middle. Mhmm.

  10. Hi, canuck in scotland! Sorry to not have responded sooner – just got back in town. You could absolutely use yogurt or a flax egg. Mashed banana would also be really good in these!

  11. I just made these this morning and they turned out great! In response to Kim’s comments that they “could stand to be just a bit sweeter though, or more peanut buttery”, I increased the brown sugar to 3/4 cup and the peanut butter to a scant 1 cup. I also sprinkled the tops with turbinado sugar. They turned out great! Everyone loved them. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  12. Hi, Bonnie! Thanks so much for the feedback! Glad to hear those adjustments worked and that they were a hit!

  13. I made these and blogged about them today. I took your advice and added “something” more – more chocolate and Earth Balance! They were amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! :)

  14. Yum, I love all things peanut butter! Never thought of making scones with it!

  15. I would never thought of this two things go together. This recipe is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow! These look like little morsels of delicousness. I want one right now

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