• Serves 12
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 16 Ingredients


A chocolatey twist to an Easter favourite!

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 350ml warm water
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 550g (4 cups) plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp Mixed Spice
  • 21/4 tsp Dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE Dark Choc Chips
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • GLAZE...
  • 1 tsp powdered gelatine
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp boiling water


  1. Add all ingredients (except the choc chips) to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the dough comes together in a ball.
  2. Remove from the food processor and place on a lightly floured bench. Knead in the choc chips so they are distributed evenly throughout the dough. Put the dough back in the food processor and put the lid back on. Leave for approximately 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Once doubled in size, turn dough out onto a lightly floured bench and knead until it returns to its original size. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions (approx 100g each) and place close together, but not quite touching, on a greased tray. Cover lightly with a clean tea towel and place somewhere warm until doubled in size (approx 45mins).
  4. Preheat oven to 180C. To make the flour paste, combine the flour and water in a bowl until smooth. Pour into a piping bag or snap-lock bag and snip off a corner. Pipe crosses on the buns. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the glaze by combining the gelatine, sugar and boiling water in a bowl. Stir until the gelatine has dissolved. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the glaze mixture over the buns while still hot. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve with butter.

  • These look like a decadent hot cross bun.

    • I really like hot cross buns and chocolate versions are even better.


  • Look great and easy ato make, kids love the chocolate ones!


  • A different twist on an old favourite – but still prefer the original ones. Pity they came in packs of 6 – I just one or two at the most.


  • I love this take on the hot cross bun.


  • I just like the old favourite hot cross bun


  • Choc Hot Cross Buns are the best! They take over from the original easily but a treat that can send you down a rabbit hole by eating too many!!


  • Yum who knew they were so easy to make


  • This is perfect treat for afternoon tea.


  • Yummy. Will try it one day


  • They look delicious but I much prefer a traditional hot cross bun …. I have one every day.


  • Looks great


  • This looks great!


  • oh I love hot crossed buns and with everyone home at the moment there is no better time to start baking.


  • I love the choc hot cross buns I have attempted to make this once and they were a real hit thanks


  • OMG i love these, now I don’t need to wait until easter!


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