Spicy Chocolate Scones with Ghost Pepper Whipped Honey

There was a time when food with even a hint of spice would make me shy away.  Now today, the spicier the better!  Here is round two, and a happy success with Jamie Oliver’s Crumbliest Scone recipe.  For the first round I stayed true to the original recipe.  For round two, it was more fun to share the recipe with some added love.  Breakfast that includes chocolate in the recipe is sure to please the tummy!  To give the scones a little kick, I am excited to introduce you to a fabulous new flavor of honey!  These Spicy Chocolate Scones are perfect for breakfast, or to satisfy any sweet tooth! Spicy Chocolate SconesNow Cloister honey is not new to CafeTerraBlog, I have shared their amazing honey in a few recipes.  The honey is beyond delicious, and the owners are pretty fantastic too!!!  If you live in Charlotte, there are several areas in town where you can pick up your very own jar.  If you are too far away from Charlotte,  no worries, Here is a link to browse and drool over all the different types of honey Cloister honey creates.  I have tried many of their jars, but have to admit…..this ghost pepper honey rocked my world!

Spicy Chocolate Scones with Ghost Pepper HoneyThis recipe is easy to make, and was a hit with a few of our friends!  You could add more spice to the recipe, by adding a few extra tablespoons of honey.  Or if you just want the honey for the added dimension and flavor, but avoid the spice?  Only add the three tablespoons of honey, and avoid the honey glaze at the end of the recipe.

The most important area to remember for any scone recipe…..do not over mix the batter.

Spicy Chocolate Scones with Ghost Pepper Honey

Here are couple other recipes I have shared using the different types of honey that Cloister creates: Bourbon Bread Pudding with Leftover Pan de Muerto – using Bourbon Honey.  Honey Raisin Brioche Cinnamon Rolls – using Wild Flower Honey.  Squash Corn Muffins – using Chili Pepper Infused Honey.

Spicy Chocolate Scones with Ghost Pepper Honey

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Spicy Chocolate Scones with Ghost Pepper Whipped Honey

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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1/3 cup prepared hot cocoa, cooled to room temperature
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 Tbsp Whipped Ghost Pepper Honey (plus 3 Tbsp for glaze)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp demura sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease baking sheet with cooking spray.

Prepare your favorite hot cocoa and let cool to room temperature.

In medium bowl - mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Then break up cold, diced butter, and honey in flour mixture, break up butter and honey until flour is in crumb size pieces.

Next, add prepared hot cocoa, eggs, and chocolate chips to flour/butter mixture. Mix together ingredients, but do not over mix the batter.

Carefully pour loose batter on greased cookie sheet, form into a round ball shape only about 1/2 inch thick, and make slices into batter to form edges for each individual scone during cooking process.

Let scones bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown, depending on oven.

(optional) For spicy glaze - In medium sauce pan over medium heat, warm 3 Tbsp Whipped Ghost Pepper Honey until loose and easy to spread over scones. Brush honey over scones for an extra added kick!



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  • Angie
    I need to find that ghost pepper whipped honey! A fascinating scone recipe, Terra.
  • Armadillo Pepper
    This sounds very interesting. I've enjoyed habanero infused honey many times, but never Ghost Pepper honey. Thanks for sharing.
    • I am so glad you stopped by! Thank you, Take care, Terra
  • kitchenriffs
    Spicy and sweet is such a wonderful combo. Add chocolate? Heaven! This looks wonderful -- thanks.
  • Hotly Spiced
    I love how these scones have spice and chocolate - now that's a winning combination. I haven't tried that honey before but it does sound very special xx
  • Choc Chip Uru
    Spiced chocolate is a favourite flavouring of mine, this looks delicious :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru http://gobakeyourself.com/
  • Susan Pridmore
    This is second time in two weeks I've seen a recipe calling for ghost pepper, and this time it's in honey!! Very cool. Thanks so much for sharing this - I'm nowhere near Charlotte, so thanks for providing the link! And thanks for the tip of not over-mixing scones :-)
    • How fun to find two delicious recipes using ghost pepper honey! It seriously is addicting, I highly recommend it! Hugs, Terra
  • Oh yea - Sweet and spicy - mu favorite combination! Bet these will really wake you up in the morning with that "hint" of ghost pepper, if there is such a thing. Need to check out that honey.
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    A little sweet, a little spicy. Love this! I adore scones and these are definitely something special.
  • Love spice in my sweets and savories and these scones are calling my name :) Would love to try this Ghost Pepper Honey!
  • Tutti Dolci
    What delicious scones, I love the mix of sweet and spicy flavors!