Simple and delicious these Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins are a family favorite that are as tasty as they are quick to whip up!
I’m a sucker for anything chocolate. Then if you add a little peanut butter, it becomes that much more delicious. I feel like all of my best ideas come to me at night. Late at night when I’m trying to fall asleep, I come up with some pretty delicious, and sometimes bizarre, recipe ideas. The idea for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins was a delicious idea.
Muffins are one of my favorite snacks to have on hand. In the afternoon I often need a little pick me up, especially since I’m chasing after a busy baby all day long. Some days are longer than others, especially those when she decides not to nap, so I love having a yummy snack on hand. I love my Peanut Butter and Honey Muffins and decided I needed another muffin recipe that included peanut butter. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins fit the bill, are easy to make and a great snack.
When I’m making an afternoon snack I want to make sure it doesn’t make a big mess. I hate having a mess to clean up right before I start making dinner. I love that these muffins can be made in one bowl. The recipe makes twelve regular sized muffins. I have yet to try making them as mini muffins but I imagine they would be just as delicious, with less peanut butter per muffin, and would probably make about 24 muffins.
Start off by mixing all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. Then you’ll want to add the wet ingredients and mix everything together. Next you’ll want to fold in the chocolate chips. In the recipe I said to do 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips. I also tried it with more and found the problem to be that all of the chocolate chips sank to the bottom of the muffins. If you want more chocolate chips then I would recommend sprinkling them on top of the batter when it’s in the muffin tins and you’re about to bake. But if you like the bottom of your muffin to be full of chocolate chips I found out it’s pretty delicious when warmed up.
After you mix all of your ingredients together you’ll want to put them in a greased muffin tin and then put your dollops of peanut butter into each muffin and push it down into the muffin batter. After baking the peanut butter can get a little thin so one thing that will help with these muffins is to use muffin pan liners just to make them a little less messy. But in my opinion messy = YUM!
Bake the muffins at 375 for 12-14 minutes or until a fork comes out clean. You can enjoy these muffins warm and save the leftovers to warm up later. Just pop one in the microwave for about 10 seconds (give or take depending on your microwave) and you’ll have a warm, chocolate and peanut butter afternoon snack.
Now if you aren’t a peanut butter lover or have a family member with an allergy you can also make these muffins sans peanut butter and enjoy a delicious chocolate muffin that is a great snack and not overly sweet. I like to make half of mine with peanut butter and the other half without so I can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter- 1/2 Tablespoon per muffin
- Preheat your oven to 375 and line a muffin pan with liners or spray with cooking spray
- In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients and mix together
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Spoon batter into muffin pans about 2/3 full
- Take 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter per muffin and press into muffin batter
- Bake on 375 for 12-14 minutes or until a fork comes out clean
- Let cool before removing from muffin tin and enjoy!
Love desserts? Me too! Check out a few of my other favorite recipes that have chocolate or peanut butter!