Peppermint Mocha Scones bring the chocolate and peppermint to your morning. Treat yourself this holiday season.
This time of year I go a little bit over board with the peppermint treats. Is anyone else with me? I look for every single way I can get that peppermint goodness into my baking. Fudge, cookies, and popcorn have been given the peppermint treatment in our kitchen this month. And so far, there is no end in sight for my peppermint cravings. Those stretchy pants are not going anywhere right now.
Up until now breakfast had been the one meal that had been safe from my peppermint addiction. But… I found a way to eat peppermint for breakfast. You see, peppermint mochas are one of the favorite coffee drinks around here, so I took those flavors and added them to these triple chocolate scones.
My kids love when they get to eat chocolate for breakfast. They were especially excited to eat a chocolate breakfast that had frosting and candy on it. My daughter has been putting one in the microwave each morning to get it all warm and gooey again. She did say to tell you that 30 seconds is a little too long because your frosting will all melt.
For these scones I mixed a little bit of coffee and some coffee creamer with the cold butter and the chocolate flour mixture. It makes these scones a decadent treat to wake up to in the morning.
Now, you could make these the day you need them, but the best thing about these scones is that you can make them the day before. Any way to save time in the morning gets my vote. They would be the perfect breakfast to have all ready for Christmas morning.
Quick tip though, if you make them early, wait to add the frosting and candy canes until you actually serve them. We got a good laugh at our scones the next day because candy canes tend to melt when added to frosting. It didn’t change the taste at all, but they were slightly different looking.
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