Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits are buttermilk biscuits baked in melted butter and loaded with chocolate chips. This sweet, chocolatey twist on my popular butter swim biscuits is a must-try! I love how the golden crust exterior contrasts the melted ooey-gooey chocolate chips inside. And, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. I also have Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits you might want to try, too!

Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits cut into pieces on a wooden table from overhead.
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Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits Ingredients & Smart Substitutions

Butter: It’s all about the butter in butter swim biscuits! I prefer unsalted butter to have the most control over the salt in the recipe. If you use salted butter, you may want to lessen or omit the salt in the recipe.

Baking Powder: You will use 4 teaspoons of baking powder in the biscuits. It seems like a lot, but it is needed to ensure the biscuits rise properly and have a light and fluffy texture.

Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a key ingredient in these biscuits, helping to give them the perfect texture, rise, and flavor. If you don’t have any on hand, make your own!

Chocolate Chips: I added a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the biscuits, and then added the rest to the top. You could also use milk chocolate, white-chocolate, chopped chocolate bars, or chunks.

One Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuit on a plate on a wooden table.

Can I Use A Different Sized Pan?

Sure! Using an 8×8-inch baking dish will give you nice and fluffy biscuits. But, you could use a 9×9-inch baking dish or even an 11×7-inch pan. The biscuits will be thinner, but still delicious! If using a different pan, watch the biscuits carefully as the baking time may need to be adjusted.

Customizable Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits

It’s easy to add other ingredients to customize your chocolate chip butter swim biscuits. Here are a few options to try:

  • Dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, apricots, or cherries
  • Chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts
  • Unsweetened or sweetened coconut flakes
  • Other baking chips like butterscotch, peanut butter, or white chocolate (I like to mix and match different flavors.)
Stack of mile-high Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits on a wooden table surrounded by more biscuits and chocolate chips.

Storing & Reheating Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits

These biscuits are best served warm, the same day as they are baked. But, if you do need to store the biscuits, here is how:

  1. Allow the biscuits to cool to room temperature.
  2. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil. (Only use plastic wrap if the biscuits are completely cooled; trapping them in hot air could make the biscuits soggy.)
  3. Place in refrigerator to store for up to 2-3 days. (You can also leave the biscuits at room temperature if you prefer.)
  4. Warm in the oven at the lowest temperature for up to 10 minutes when ready to serve.
Pan of Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits on a wooden table.

Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Chocolate Chip Butter Swim Biscuits are buttermilk biscuits baked in melted butter and loaded with chocolate chips. This sweet, chocolatey twist on my popular butter swim biscuits is a must-try! I love how the golden crust exterior contrasts the melted ooey-gooey chocolate chips inside.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 cup chocolate chips, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Pour in the buttermilk. Stir until mostly combined, being careful not to overwork the dough.
  • Pour the melted butter into an 8×8-inch baking dish. Place the dough on top of the butter. Using a spatula (or your hands), evenly spread the dough out to the edges of the pan.
  • Score the unbaked dough into 9 equal squares (3×3 pattern). Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until the the biscuits are golden brown.
  • After removing the biscuits from the oven, allow the butter mixture to be absorbed.
  • Serve.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

These chocolate chip butter swim biscuits are incredible! Perfectly flaky with a delightful mix of sweet and savory.

Elizabeth

I love the gooey chocolate chips in these buttery biscuits. A delicious treat for any time of day!

Bella

These biscuits are so soft and rich. The chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness.

Annabelle

These biscuits are a delightful surprise. The combination of chocolate chips and buttery goodness is irresistible!

Selena

An amazing twist on classic biscuits. Buttery, chocolatey, and absolutely mouth-watering!

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