Home Made Chocolate Digestives Recipe (2024)

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Have you ever made your own chocolate digestive biscuits? Oh my, they are AMAZING! Do give these a go next time you have a craving but the cupboards are bare, I promise, you’ll love them!

Home Made Chocolate Digestives Recipe (1)

One thing, when you live in the middle of nowhere and your nearest supermarket is 12 miles away, you figure out how to last on one food shop a week.

If you need anything in between shops, you either forget it, make it yourself or visit the corner shop (my nearest one of those is 3 miles away).

So when a mug of tea is begging out for a dunkable biscuit, and there is nothing in the pantry, this is the recipe I turn too.

These digestives are crunchy and crisp, initially savoury with a slightly sweet after taste.

They’re fab with a big smear of pate but even better topped with dark chocolate and dunked in that mug of tea.

They are so good that I 100% recommend doubling up the recipe ;)

Home Made Chocolate Digestives Recipe (3)

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Chocolate Digestives

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

25 mins

Total Time

45 mins

Author: Jane Sarchet

Ingredients

  • 175 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 75 g butter
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of milk or water
  • 100 g dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and salt. Soften the butter a little before adding to the dry mix and rubbing it in until it looks like breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the sugar and milk/water and mix together until you have a ball of dough. If it won't come together properly, add a little more milk/water a teaspoon at a time.

  3. Sprinkle the work surface with a little flour and roll out the dough until it is about 3mm thick. Cut out discs of dough with a cookie cutter, place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until they're a light golden brown.

  4. When they are ready, leave to cool on a cooling rack whilst you melt the chocolate in a bain marie.

  5. Top each cookie with chocolate and leave to cool again.

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  1. Glamorous Glutton says

    Mmm, very tasty. It’s amazing how many things you can make when you have to and I bet these are way better than shop bought. GG

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      They really are GG, far tastier!
      Janie x

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Ah, fantastic Julie! I hope you love them :)
      Janie x

      Reply

  2. Choclette says

    I’d rather have one of your digestives any day. Coating them in chocolate is a real act of love, bet they were fantastic dunked in that mug of tea.

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      They’re proper ‘ansum Choclette :)
      Janie x

      Reply

  3. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry says

    Oh Jane, you make me wanna try these right now. Thing is, if I do I would not just stop at the first 5.

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Perfect weather for baking (and scoffing) biscuits Bintu!
      Janie x

      Reply

  4. Jonny says

    Nom nom :0)

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Nom Nom Gone :)

      Reply

  5. ManjiriK says

    these look soo soo good , am teleporting myself (still in my blue pj’s) armed with my fav mug in hand to gobble these goodies ummm

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Awww, you’d be made to feel very welcome sweets :)
      Janie x

      Reply

  6. Karen says

    Absolutely BRILLIANT Janie and these would make a STELLAR entry for Tea Time Treats too, them being SMOTHERED in chocolate! LOL! Karen

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      YES! They will be with you sooooon :)
      Janie x

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Haha, I know the feeling Fiona!
      Janie x

      Reply

  7. Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods says

    They look so yummy topped with dark chocolate! I’m drinking tea right now, and could really go for some of these to dunk in the tea. Yum!

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Give them a whirl Tammy, you won’t regret it!
      Janie x

      Reply

  8. Ren Behan says

    Wow, have never considered making my own digestives but they looks really lovely!

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Simple, cheap and tasty!
      Janie x

      Reply

  9. Jacqueline Meldrum says

    So much nicer than bought and I love that they are rougher. I like my oatcakes with a rougher texture too. So much more pleasing to eat.

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      I’m the same Jac, I only ever buy rough oatcakes. Yummy!
      Janie x

      Reply

  10. Madeleine Morrow says

    Who needs Hobnobs? From necessity comes inspiration. They look gorgeously moreish.

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Indeed!
      Janie x

      Reply

  11. Louisa Foti says

    Choccie Digestives (plain or milk) are my weakness! I stopped buying biscuits some time last year with the general idea I’d make my own when the overwhelming need for a biscuit took over. As you may have noticed from my blog this in practice rarely happens, the odd cookie but so far THAT IS ALL! On the occasion a cheese sarnie (my other weakness) doesn’t hit the spot I have been known to dash out for a packet of choccie digestives though. So bookmarking your recipe, these looks unbelievably LUUUUUSSSSSHHHH. And pretty darned healthy too!

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Yay! You’re gonna love them girl!
      Janie x

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Cheers Morgan, I don’t suppose you get Digestives out in the States, they are one of our most famous biccies here :)
      Janie x

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  12. Sylvia says

    Chocolate + digestive? Oh yes please! I love them to bits! :D

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Haha, me too Sylvia :)
      Janie x

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      I know right, trouble is they just don’t last very long :)
      Janie x

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Thanks Helen!
      Janie x

      Reply

  13. Tina Anand says

    I love homemade biscuits and yours look delicious! Dark chocolate digestives are my favourite dunking biscuits. I love how the soften up and the choclate melts.

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    • Jane Sarchet says

      Mmmm, me too. shame they’ve all gone cos this cup of tea I’m drinking feels naked without one to dunk!
      Janie x

      Reply

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