Craving a sweet, tender baked good snack? I have your fix. These two-bite chocolate chip mini scones are little morsels for any time of day—breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert. They are the perfect pick-me-up you can enjoy in just two bites!
I’ve been rethinking scones for a while now. The typical scone is almost the size of your fist, which is great if that’s all you’re having with your coffee at breakfast. But what about at a morning meeting? Or brunch with friends? Or as an afternoon snack? it seems a little indulgent (although I’ve totally scarfed down a whole scone as an afternoon snack before). That is why I’m introducing the two-bite scone.
Two-bite scones are self-explanatory. They are mini scones that can be consumed in two bites of course! You have all the enjoyment and deliciousness of a regular scone, but in a bite-sized portion. My first two-bite scone recipe is a standard chocolate chip scone recipe using mini chocolate chips.
To achieve the two-bite portion you have to work in squares and triangles (bear with me here). Start by forming your dough into an 1-inch by 8-inch square. Then use a sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut the dough into four equal squares. Cut the dough again to form 16 equal squares. Next, cut each square diagonally to create two triangles (you will have 32 triangles total). Bake the 32 triangles and let them cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut the triangles in half one last time. Voila! You have created the perfect two-bite portion.
At only 70 calories each, these mini scones are perfect to serve when you have friends over for brunch or if you have kids who tend to not finish their food. Or you can make them and have a grab-and-go snack all week long. Believe me, you will find reasons to eat these mini scones!
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour