This Chocolate Bun Recipe is sponsored by Divine Chocolate. All opinions are my own.
I just adore the smell of chocolate buns baking in the oven. The closer it gets to them being finished, the more my house smells like Heaven. You have got to try and make some for yourself. You – and everyone in your home – will love it!
Chocolate Bun Recipe
It’s really difficult for me to pick out my favorite things about these chocolate buns. I like everything about them. They are incredibly flaky. I love the texture that the almond flour gives the buns. The Stevia provides just a hint of sweetness without overpowering the amazing chocolate flavor.
And the chocolate bar? That’s the best part! Fresh out of the oven, the chocolate bar are all gooey and within every bite is a burst of chocolaty-goodness.
They make a warm and comforting dessert that isn’t too overly sweet. But if you wanted, they can also make a delightful side dish to your dinner.
Sometimes I even eat them just as a snack. They are a great way to fill my chocolate craving.
Chocolate Bun Shopping List
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make your own:
- All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar
- Instant yeast packets
- Whole milk
- Unsalted butter
- Divine – 55% Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
This amazing chocolate is called Divine Chocolate for a reason. It is the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world that is owned by cocoa farmers. The company is a BCorp, Fairtrade, and Vegan Society Certified on some bars. All baking bars are vegan. How great is that?
Difference between Chocolate Bun and Chocolate Roll
Sometimes a dinner roll is also called a bun, so the difference can be kind of confusing. But typically, a chocolate roll is a rolled sweet dessert. Think of a cinnamon roll.
A bun, however, is like that nursery rhyme hot crossed buns. It is a bread that is baked in small, round, loaves.
What To Serve With Chocolate Buns
These chocolate buns go with almost any food. You can serve them as a side dish with almost any dinner. They’d be perfect with a salty ham, or a robust pot roast.
You can also serve them as a dessert after dinner. Add a little bit of cinnamon and butter to a hot chocolate bun for a real treat!
How long will chocolate buns last?
Typically, homemade buns will only last about 2-3 days at room temperature. I don’t recommend refrigerating the rolls. When you do, they have a tendency to grow stale faster. If you want to preserve the buns, I suggest putting them in the freezer.
Can you freeze chocolate buns?
If you make more chocolate buns than you can eat in 2 days, put them in the freezer. They will last about 3 months in the freezer. To freeze chocolate buns, decide if you will want to eat them individually, or as a complete pan. If you want to be able to thaw the buns one-at-a-time, either put them in individual zip-top bags or wrap them in plastic wrap.
Chocolate Bun Recipe
Here’s the recipe! Pin this recipe so you can come back and make it again later.
Chocolate Bun Recipe
- Place three and a half cups of all purpose flour, three tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, six tablespoons of granulated sugar, and one packet of instant yeast in the standing mixer (or electric mixer) and mix until combined.
- Stir in one teaspoon of salt.
- Switch out the attachment on the stand mixer. Use the dough hook and add the one cup of warm water, a quarter cup of whole milk, and the half stick of cubed room temperature unsalted butter.
- Mix on low speed until dough comes together. It should take about to 2-3 minutes.
- Continue mixing for another 7 minutes, until dough is soft and elastic and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Break the Divine - 55% Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Bar into square chunks.
- Add Divine - 55% Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Bar and keep kneading for a few more seconds until combined.
- Place dough in a large bowl brushed with butter, and toss to coat.
- Cover with plastic wrap and put the dough in a proving drawer and let rise 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
- When the dough has risen, gently push it down to remove air.
- Divide the dough into 20 equal portions and shape each one into a smooth ball.
- Arrange on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, keeping as much space between them as possible.
- Cover and place them in the proving drawer for 50 minutes or until again doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Bake the chocolate buns for 20 minutes.
- Transfer the chocolate buns to a wire rack to cool.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
More Chocolate Recipes
If you make this recipe, share it on Instagram and tag it #GoLightlyFood so I can see it! Here are even more chocolate recipes you’ll love:
- Kosher Chocolate Covered Matzo Bark
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe
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