Peanut Butter and Dark Choolate Mini Muffins

Peanut Butter And Dark Chocolate Mini Muffins

Dave doesn’t usually express a strong baking opinion, but tonight he asked for something that didn’t have pumpkin, but did have chocolate. I didn’t exactly come up with something Weight Watchers-friendly, but sometimes one must make sacrifices, especially where peanut butter and chocolate are concerned.

Also, it looked like a fun recipe to make.

I started by putting an egg, peanut butter (Skippy Natural), milk, brown sugar, and natural cane sugar (instead of white) into a big yellow bowl.

yellow bowl

The biggest challenge was stirring it all together properly without it sloshing all out of the bowl. I confess I did not entirely succeed. I mostly succeeded.

properly mixed

Did I mention this is a one-bowl recipe? It is. I added baking powder and whole wheat pastry flour.

adding flour

The recipe called for a cup of dark chocolate chips, and I had sorta almost a cup of them. Kind of. maybe 3/4 of a cup.

dark chocolate chips

chocolate chips on batter

Once I stirred it all together, it started looking pretty good.


And then the directions said this:

Pour 1 teaspoon onto each muffin hole.

But I couldn’t actually pour anything. I glopped it as best as I could, and pried it off the spoon more often than not.

first part of batter in pan

Once I had what looked like about half the batter left in the bowl, I added 4 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

batter with cocoa powder

Then I added a glop of that to the globs that were already in the pan. These mini muffins were getting less mini by the minute.

added cocoa batter

I had a lot of batter left over and the muffins were huge! Next time I’ll just do a few batches of them, but this time I just took the leftover cocoa batter and made a mini loaf.

They baked for 20 minutes, and then were done.

baked still in pan

It said to take them out of the pan right away, which was not so pleasant as they were still burning hot, but did lead to quicker cooling. Also quicker eating, since I left them for a few minutes and when I got back to the kitchen, there was already a bite taken out of one of them. Dave tried to blame Nathaniel, but he wasn’t very convincing, and then Nathaniel gobbled up the other half of the mini muffin so it wouldn’t be sitting around anymore. They’re so thoughtful.


mini muffins

The mini loaf took a little longer than 20 minutes, but smelled just as good.

mini loaf

These all turned out great. You’re supposed to use crunchy peanut butter, which I didn’t have on hand, but that’s okay. These are fantastic. Full of flavor, great texture, and I could make them look even prettier now that I’ve played with them a little. They don’t last long anyway, though. So tasty!! Full of peanut butter and chocolate goodness.

mini muffins


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