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Mars Bar Scones

by greenrabbitdesigns

Firstly can I appologize to all those whose New Years resolutions may be tested by this post!

Last weekend my husband and I had Mars bar scones when out for elevenses. Now it’s not the first time we have had these but it got me thinking about making some.

I decided to use the same basic scone mix that I used in my Cinnamon Scones with the one difference, I used buttermilk instead of milk to mix the dough. My mother and grandmother always used buttermilk when making bread and scones.

The ingredients then are as follows:-

8oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt
2oz butter
1oz caster sugar
buttermilk to mix

and of course a double Mars bar!

Put the flour, salt, and butter into a food processor and give them a whizz until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. You can do this by hand but the less scone mix is handled, I think, the better. Then add the sugar and give the mixture another whizz.

Put the mixture into a bowl as the Mars bars needed to be stirred through, as the food processor would chop them to bits and you want to find a good lump of chocolate in your scone (mmmm!).

Cut each bar into about 12 pieces, being very careful that none of these bits fall into your mouth!!! Stir the chocolate pieces through the mixture.

Next add enough buttermilk to make a soft but not too sticky dough.

Then divide the dough into 8 equal parts and form into scone shapes. Again I don’t roll the dough and cut the scones with a cutter as I don’t like to work the dough too much. Put the scones on a well-greased and floured baking tray. Brush the top of the scones with some buttermilk and bake in a hot oven (200 deg C) for about 10 minutes until golden brown, keep an eye on them as ovens vary.

Enjoy them warm and buttered with a nice cup of tea!

Once again apologies for testing any New year resolutions, including my own!!

Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

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summerfete January 27, 2011 - 4:43 pm

OMG thats genius/crazy I’m not sure which?

But I could def go for one of them right now!


Mia January 27, 2011 - 4:49 pm

I…am…speechless, Viv! There cannot be anything more delicious than these, I am sure! We have kept the promise to have anything sweet only on Fri/or Saturday, and this recipe of yours seems like a perfect choice for tomorrow night!

Have a wonderful (and sweet!) weekend, Viv-dear!


Jane January 27, 2011 - 5:03 pm

OOOooo yummy Vivienne. Now as you know I am not a keen cook but your white choc fudge was fab and I may even be tempted to give this one a go as well. I SO wish you could send one over the www-LOL!!One would go nicely with this cup of tea I am drinking!!
Have a great weekend,
Jane x

jill January 27, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Luckily for me, I made no such New Years Resolution. These babies may be on the baking agenda for next week (if not, the weekend).

Wishing you sunshine and smiles this weekend Vivienne.

Helen Philipps January 27, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Well, I thought I knew all the different types of scones that ever were, and had tried many of them, but I’d never heard of these!! Such a delicious idea! I will give them a try as soon as I’ve bought some Mars bars! Thanks for another yummy recipe, Vivienne. (And there are only little bits of choc in each one, so that’s ok!) Helen x

harmony and rosie January 27, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Mars bars are my favourite chocs anyway so this looks heavenly. Got to try, got to try. Vivienne, you are a very naughty girl!!

Amanda January 27, 2011 - 9:28 pm

These just deserve one word – YUM!

simone January 27, 2011 - 10:10 pm

These look great Vivienne! I think a few pieces of Mars Bar may accidently ‘drop’ in my mouth whilst making these!!! x

littlecottonbluebirds January 28, 2011 - 7:02 am

Now who would have guessed mars bars in scones! Wow Vivienne they look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Dani

tinajo January 28, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Ooooooooooo – how yummy must that be?! Looks delicious! 🙂

Lola Nova January 28, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Oh dear, these look dangerously good and slightly crazy! I haven’t made scones in ages but may have to give these a try!

val January 28, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Vivienne …. you are naughty! But I am sure they will be very gorgeous :0) I would never have thought of putting mars bars into scone mix, I like lemon scones though. In fact I think I like all kinds of scones …. so I must like these too!
Your mohair corsages look like jewels.
Have a lovely weekend, hope to see your sewing machine sometime :0)
love Val and Bella XX

Pam January 29, 2011 - 7:19 am

Mmmmmm! One to try this weekend I think!

melanie January 29, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Oh my, oh my, oh my!!!! I MUST make these!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 xxxxx

amelie January 30, 2011 - 8:44 pm

oh my giddy goodness! i don’t think i’ve ever seen anything so naughty ;o)



Sarah Cather May 26, 2011 - 4:33 pm

I made these scones last night . Only problem was the mars bars escaped from the scones and stuck to my baking sheet HELP

greenrabbitdesigns May 26, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Oooops sorry they didn’t work out for you. I’ve not had this problem myself, perhaps your scone mix was a bit too runny and not firm enough to hold the pieces of mars bar. Using some baking paper on your baking sheet would also ensure nothing stuck to it. Hope this helps. x

Amanda Wilson March 10, 2013 - 9:33 am

my dad has been baking these for years so I know how delicious they are.

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