Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Chocolate swirl biscuits

Make these in the morning. You’ll be glad you did.

I was flipping through some of my cookbooks the other day and became mesmerized by a recipe for these biscuits from the book Deep Dark Chocolate. It’s filled with decadent recipes using dark chocolate. And with a title like that I would normally go for something all chocolate, super rich and fudgy. And I almost always pick a recipe accompanied by a photo. I’m very visual and like to see what I’m in for before hand. This one didn’t have a photo with it, but it still captivated me.

Swirled chocolate in a biscuit.

I’m all in.

These are pretty quick to make. You can have one in your tummy in no time.

Chopping Chocolate

Chopped dark chocolate.

Get it. Get it good.

Flour and butter

Beginnings of the biscuits.

Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and buttah.

Working dough

Stir in some milk and the dough will start to come together.

Biscuit Dough

Flour your work surface and hands and form the sticky dough into a ball that you can then start to flatten and roll.


Roll into a rectangular shape.


Spread some softened butter on top.


Sprinkle with a bit of sugar.

Dark Chocolate

And a little chocolate. Just a little. ; )

Rolling up biscuits

And roll it up all jelly roll style for chocolaty swirls.

Cutting biscuit dough

Then cut the roll into equal sections.

Biscuits about to bake

Like so. Maybe smaller chocolate chunks would have made my swirls more distinct.

That’s ok. I’m good with over-the-top chocolate.

Chocolate filled biscuits

Umm… yeah. Totally fine with that.

Eat them warm from the oven.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Warm with a little melted butter. Yes, please.


A yummy way to start the day.

Chocolate Morning Biscuits


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup whole milk

3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

Topping (optional)
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon whole milk
sugar for sprinkling

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended.
  • Using fingers or a pastry blender, work butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
  • Add milk and stir with a fork until a loose, sticky dough forms.
  • Turn dough out on a floured work surface. Flour your hands and form dough into a ball. Then gently knead it several times (8-10).
  • Flour surface and hands more as necessary and use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 13X11 inch rectangle.
  • Position the long side of the dough in front of you.
  • For the filling, spread softened butter over surface of dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cover with chopped chocolate.
  • Roll the dough up in a jelly roll fashion and cut the roll into 10-12 equal sections.
  • Place cut sections on parchment covered baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Add topping if desired. Mix egg yolk and milk together and brush on tops. Then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until biscuits are golden and puffed up.
  • Serve warm with butter.

Recipe from Deep Dark Chocolate with permission from Chronicle Books.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Enjoy and have a good morning!

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142 comments on “Chocolate Swirl Biscuits”

  1. Oooooh yummo. Can’t go wrong with anything that involves the “Nectar of the gods”
    I love your blog and you have inspired me to try different things with my life. Thanks so much!!

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. This looks like an amped up version of a cinnamon roll. But better! :)

  3. Oh yum :9

  4. Can’t wait to try this! Yuuummmy!

  5. …And this is why I can’t lose any weight! ;) Wow, these look outrageously amazing! Also, they look like something I may actually be able to accomplish! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Oh my. Those look fantastic.

  7. Yuuuuuuum! Oh gosh I want these in my tummy RIGHT NOW!

  8. Oh YUM I think we call these scones or pinwheel buns in NZ. They look so delicious it’s making me hungry!

  9. I have to make these. Thank you.

  10. yum! like a cinnamon swirl, without the cinnamon…

  11. Sounds so good. I wonder if it will taste just as good with.semi sweet chocolate…..hmmm :)

  12. I wonder if it’ll taste just as good with semi sweet chocolate….mmm :)

  13. Wow, they look soo delicious!!

  14. These look *dangerously* good!

  15. Oh my, that looks way better than the eggs and sandwhiches I just ate… I think I know what I’m going to make for lunch ;)

  16. I WILL BAKE THESE RIGHT NOW!! Good that it’s morning here already… :-)

  17. Wow, this is certainly the kind of thing that my family would love! Yummy!!

  18. OHHHHH my god! i have a thousand bars of dark chocolate stashed under my pillows! been too guilty to eat em alone!! bakerella i love you! I. Love. YOU!:D

  19. Apparently a little dark chocolate is good for your health, what an easy and yummy looking breakfast!

  20. Oh my ….. they looks incredible!

  21. Now that’s a way to start a boring monday morning :D :D
    Definitly gonna make some this week!!

  22. Oh, those look so good. Chocolate in a biscuit. Yum.

  23. I will have to remember these. :)

  24. Oh boy…these are just plain exciting!

  25. Yummy! Have to make these today =)

  26. All I have to say is OMNOMNOM :D

  27. TheSe look sinful! I love these as an alternative to cinnamon buns for the chocoholic!

  28. Definately inspirde to try this…

  29. Well of course these look like something I will love and WILL make! Also will go take a look at that cookbook that the recipe comes from cause I”m thinking I must MUST have that for sure! Thanks so much!!!! Deborah

  30. You are right, these do look amazing! I also almost always pick the recipe with the photo.

  31. Oh my goodness… a real excuse to have dessert for breakfast. These buns look amazing and beyond yummy. Thanks for sharing

  32. Amazing! These are added to my must bake list.

  33. My kids loved to make these

  34. Mmm! Thank you ;) I make biscuits several mornings a week; why have I never thought to add chocolate???

  35. ughhhh, I should never come here when I’m hungry. But do I ever learn? NOPE.

  36. Oh wow, these look absolutely fantastic! What I would give to have one right now!

  37. That might be even better with orange butter or orange zest mixed with the chocolate and butter. Yup, I love chocolate and orange together!

  38. great, now I am craving this and no where near a kitchen!

  39. Mmm…these would make a great breakfast OR dessert! Yum!

  40. These look amazing. The baby is addicted to chocolate and would love these. (The baby is 3 before you get “bad mom” vibes lol). I wonder what they would taste like with a little bit of peanut butter, or biscoff spead sprinkled in there….yumm ;). I love this website.

  41. and all I’m eating is yogurt..can’t wait for saturday..

  42. Oh Yes Please!!! A dozen for me pleeeease :)

  43. What a good recipe for the sleepover crowd – the teens should love these! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  44. OK these look fabulous!

  45. These look like scones and cookies in one mouthful. Yum. Definitely want this for breakfast with milk :)

  46. I cannot make these. If I make these, I will eat every single on of them in record time. And my hips will hate me and protest their hate by doubling in size. I can’t.

  47. Oh dear, I fear the diet’s just gone out the window, I need to make and eat these now!

  48. omygosh.. i thought they were chocolate swirl buns at first.. who would have thought they were biscuits? I AM SOO INSPIRED!! Definitely bookmarking it yoooo!:)))))

  49. Wow, just when I didn’t think anything could be better than cinnamon rolls! These look incredible!

  50. WOW. Like a cinnamon roll. ONLY BETTER.

  51. These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!!

  52. Thank God I do not have dark chocolate in the house. Good morning America, these look delicious!

  53. Whoa! There’s some serious deliciousness going on here!

  54. Biscuit + chocolate = love

  55. these look so YUM and easy to make, i cant wait to make these, thankyou

  56. These look scrumptious! Unfortunately, with 105F+ temperatures here, baking must wait. As soon as it cools off, I’m going to give these a go!

  57. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. And did make it! They are amazing, perfect for any time of the day. Thanks for the post, you made my breakfast super yummy! ;)

  58. I don’t like chocolate in my bread-y things (pancakes, scones, muffins, and rolls) but I bet this would taste amazing with cinnamon or toffee bits. I am a fan of the no rise time!

  59. These look delicious! I am a serious dark chocolate lover and a big fan of breakfasts that could double as desserts!

  60. Oh. My. Word. Can I just eat these for every meal for the rest of my life? These look like perfection.

  61. A little chocolate!!! Oh, my word, there was more chocolate then dough! LOL I loved it! It’s too darn bad I am a diabetic now because I’d make these every Sunday and eat all of them, maybe I’d give two to my husband, maybe! LOL

  62. You had me @ Chocolate! Amazing stuff!

  63. Bakerella,

    You must be secretly conspiring to destroy my healthy eating habits. But my goodness, I love your baking.

    These chocolate biscuits, plus you’re delicious recipe for black bottom banana cupcakes (which I ate as muffins), make my mornings so much better. :)

  64. Hmm…would milk chocolate work?

  65. Wow. These look perfect!!!!!

  66. Oh man do these look good and I want to take a bite out of that book cover too. Why do you tease us with so many yummy treats it is torture hahaha….


  67. It’s almost like making biscuits & chocolate gravy, but you get to skip a step. Love it!

  68. Wow! Those sound and look fantastic! I will definitely be trying those. I bet they’d be good with cinnamon too!

  69. Oh I think I need these now!

  70. It has chocolate. Count me in to make these. YUM…

  71. My mouth watered when I saw this. I must make!

  72. perfect and divine! love it!

  73. Love ANYTHING chocolate!

  74. These look amazing! I will have to try these! Thanks for sharing!!

  75. This looks amazing I can’t wait to try :)

  76. Looks good! I’ve made rolls like these a couple times, but with yeasted dough. They were pretty awesome.

  77. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!!! I can’t wait to make these :)

  78. Mmm…and I just read on Twitter (so it has to be true!) that women release more endorphins after eating chocolate than after kissing. So, really, these are pretty good for us!

  79. Yum! Who needs cinnamon rolls when you have over-the-top-chocolatey rolls!

  80. Happy 2nd BIrthday :)

  81. Wow… There’s nothing more i can say…

  82. Happy 2nd Birthday!!! 20 years ago today you received a precious gift. Thank you to all organ donors around the world.

  83. Yum, who could resist those chocolate biscuits? They are a site to behold. Happy 2nd birthday so glad you are still around to enjoy life and all it has to offer!

  84. Would I be able to use semi-sweet chocolate instead? Or perhaps even mix some of the semi-sweet with the dark chocolate?

  85. YUMM! Now I am craving something bitter an chocolate….do you have a recipe for croissants? :)

  86. these look amazing! would they still work if I used the pillsbury pizza crust dough, instead of homemade dough?

  87. Ahhhhh! Decadent and delicious looking. Must make.

  88. This post literally made me groooooan with pleasure… if only I could get up early enough to actually bake something before work!!!

  89. Oh, my gosh — these seriously look amazing! Thank you for sharing, they are beautiful! :-)

  90. Oh these look amazing. I will try them this week! And thankyou Bakerella for always crediting sources. That’s a practice that has been lost by some in the world of blogging.

  91. Oh My! I love that I have all these ingredients in my kitchen right now. These are being made tonight.

  92. How do you think white chocolate would work?

  93. Oh my goodness. Dark chocolate, combined with the buttery, flaky, salty goodness of a biscuit? Diet be damned, I have to make these!

  94. Chocolate Swirl Biscuits~Yum!..add butter~Oh My!

  95. They look so deliciosos… iam going to make them soon.. cant wait

  96. Dejame decirte que son muy buenas estas galletas! El mismo dia que publicaste la receta las hice. En mi casa dicen que les falta azucar pero para mi fue de lo mejor cuando las saque del horno y me las comi! Felicitaciones… Saludos desde Venezuela

  97. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. Reminds me of the wonderful pastries I ate in France.

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