Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Is there anything cuter than mini muffins? Ok, puppies and babies are cute.  Let me clarify: is there any cuter baked good than a mini muffin?  Oh, wait, little mini cupcakes with gobs of frosting as tall as the cupcake are pretty cute.  Hmm, well what I'm trying to say is that these mini muffins are cute!  Plus you get to eat loads of them because they're tiny.  And you'll want to eat loads of these.  Soft on the inside, lots of peanut butter flavor and speckled with mini (so cute!) chocolate chips, I'm pretty sure eating by the handful is acceptable.  If not, I've been unacceptable recently.

These were a just because kind of treat and since it made so many, I sent some with Dave to a vendor show for him and his colleagues. Dave loves peanut butter and chocolate and I liked how this recipe from The Baker Chick was heavy on the peanut butter with a chocolate kicker.  Often it's the other way around.  But anywho, Audra from The Baker Chick is a lovely blogger, recently engaged, who makes beautiful desserts and fun treats, among other things. I can't remember if I've shared one of her recipes before, but you should definitely poke around her site.  These were easy to make (just two bowls, a whisk and a spatula) and since they're so stinkin' cute and ultra-tasty, they'll put a smile on your face while you bake and eat one. Or three.  Or ten.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins


2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk together butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth.

Gradually add in the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until combined and all the flour is absorbed.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Spray a mini muffin tin and divide batter among the cups. (Note: I used a small cookie scoop.)

Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-15 minutes or until set and a tester inserted comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack to complete cooling.

Makes 4 dozen mini muffins.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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  1. These almost look like big cookies! Hard to resist pb and chocolate. Not sure exactly what it is in there that makes these so moist, but I certainly want to try them-yum!

  2. I've tried this recipe and its absolutely fantastic! These would make for perfect bite sized treats on a picnic. :)

  3. I never need much convincing to eat a baked good with peanut butter and chocolate chips no matter what shape it's in! :)