Books & Bakes

Chocolate fork biscuits

These chocolate biscuits remind me of my childhood. My mum used to make them for us all the time. And in fact, this is the very same recipe that she would use.

If you are looking for a yummy biscuit to bake with your little one, then you can’t go wrong with these crumbly, melt in the mouth chocolate fork biscuits.

They are really easy to bake. And Little Miss H loves helping me to make them. She also loves eating them once they are cool. And I have often found her sneakily grabbing a handful from the wire cooling rack.

This is one of my favourite go-to recipes. I always have the ingredients in the cupboards. And I know that within half an hour I have made a batch of possibly the best chocolate biscuits in the world ever.

Chocolate fork biscuits recipe

The best chocolate biscuits in the world ever

A chocolate biscuit on a pretty floral plate with the prongs of a fork in sight_ with the title "chocolate fork biscuits"_chocolate fork biscuits_Mrs H's favourite things

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:  12 to 15 minutes

Makes: 24 biscuits


225g butter

100g caster sugar

1tsp of vanilla essence

225g self-raising flour, sifted

50g cocoa powder, sifted (I always add more because I am a chocoholic)


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170°C for a fan oven or 375°F/gas mark 5.

2. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

3. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl.

4. Work the flour and cocoa into the butter and sugar mixture.

5. The mixture should be quite firm, as you now need to divide it into pieces the size of a walnut and roll into balls.

6. Place these on the baking sheet and flatten with a large fork dipped in cold water (hence, the name chocolate fork biscuits. Ta dah!)

7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

8. Leave to firm for a few minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool. If you would like then you can decorate them with a sprinkle of icing sugar. But I prefer my biscuits neat.

A chocolate biscuit on a pretty floral plate with the prongs of a fork in sight_chocolate fork biscuits_Mrs H's favourite things

A chocolate biscuit on a pretty floral plate with the prongs of a fork in sight_ with the title "chocolate fork biscuits"_chocolate fork biscuits_Mrs H's favourite things

Do you have any favourite chocolate biscuit recipes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.





  • Reply
    Clare shaw
    May 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    These are what we made at school back in the 70s, always known as Hungarian chocolate biscuits and still a favourite. Best chocolate biscuits ever

  • Reply
    angela Wright
    August 27, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Yummy! They look good an dimple to make too

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      August 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      They are yummy. And perfect to make with kids. My daughter loves baking them with me. Please let me know if you make them. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  • Reply
    Debbie Roberts
    August 11, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Hi Lucy, these do look good (you had me at melt in the mouth). In fact, anything with chocolate looks good to me! Love the simplicity of the recipe too. I don’t make biscuits very often when I fancy something really chocolatey my go to recipe is chocolate brownies.

    Pinning for future reference.


  • Reply
    May 20, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    These sound amazing! I’m defiantly going to try them with Roo next week! Can’t wait!
    Becca x

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      May 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      They are yummy. And I used to make them when I was a little girl too. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  • Reply
    Miriam H
    April 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    They’re in the oven, waiting for me to “test” one and give a couple to my kids when they get home from school… 😉 I’m Mrs H too! So I’m so happy to have found your blog and think these may become one of my favourite things too. I was looking for just this recipe… Thank you!

  • Reply
    January 15, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    These are definitely on our list to make. Mg kids love baking.

  • Reply
    Lauren M
    January 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

    These look gorgeous and very easy. Might give them a go with Finn when we have some spare time.

  • Reply
    Becca | Pears and Chocolate Sauce
    November 13, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    These look very similar to a recipe I inherited from my mum, which she got from her mum. We’ve always called them ‘Hungarian biscuits’! And we also sandwich two together with chocolate icing. However these days I tend to leave the icing off because one biscuit is more than enough for my three year old!

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      November 14, 2016 at 12:46 am

      Oh my gosh, they would be amazing with chocolate icing in the middle. I might have to try that. Thanks for the comment and for the inspiration. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  • Reply
    Julia @ rainbeaubelle
    January 31, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Oh yes, I am going to have to make these Lucy! They look so good xx

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      January 31, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks honey. They are amazing. But be warned, they are VERY easy to eat. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  • Reply
    Mini Travellers
    January 28, 2016 at 8:18 am

    oooh these look really really yummy, I don’t think we actually have a family chocolate biscuit recipe. need to remedy that!

  • Reply
    Natalie Ray
    January 27, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Ooh, these look lovely! I will definitely be back to check the recipe when we’re baking again. I love that the recipe is simple with only a few ingredients. I don’t bake enough with my children, thanks for the kick up the bum to get on and do it!x

  • Reply
    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    January 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I am so making these this week!! They look gorgeous and I need a new biscuit recipe, thanks for sharing hon xx

  • Reply
    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    January 26, 2016 at 11:35 am

    These look so yummy Lucy and so easy to make. I’m not great at baking biscuits, I find cake much easier but I think even I could manage these! I’ll let you know if I give them a try! xx

  • Reply
    Sarah Christie
    January 26, 2016 at 10:18 am

    ooh these look delicious x

  • Reply
    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    January 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    We made these last night – and they are possibly the most moreish biscuits we have ever made! Yummy yummy!

  • Leave a Reply

    Pin It on Pinterest