Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins

I’ve been away.  On vacation.  It was time and I’m still enjoying it for several more days.  So I haven’t posted in a while and thought I’d better get to it or you all will grow tired of visiting only to see the same old stuff.

So I’ll call these vacation muffins.  In our family, vacation means food that you wouldn’t ordinary eat most other times.  Well, at least you might not admit to it.  I’m talking about things like Frosted Flakes, big bowls of queso made with Velveeta cheese processed cheese food, breakfast pastries – well you know.  So I figured these fit the bill.

I’m not a big fan of chocolate in any kind of bread item.  I actually made these for Molly who loves anything chocolate and peanut butter.  And she’s quick to order chocolate chip pancakes when we go out for breakfast.  So these seemed right up her alley.  Have to admit that they are quite good.  They might just change my mind about the chocolate/bread thing.

These muffins aren’t nearly as sweet as you might expect.  If you consider that you’re getting some good protein with the peanut butter, you may just have to move these out of the vacation food category and into the regular rotation.

Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins

Recipe:  Nigella Lawson

Yield:  12 muffins

1 2/3 cups flour

6 tablespoons sugar

1 ½ tablespoons baking powder

1 pinch salt

6 tablespoons chunky peanut butter

¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

1 large egg, beaten

¾ cup milk

3 regular size Snickers bars, chopped

12-cup muffin pan with paper baking cups

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Preheat the oven to 400ºF.  Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add the peanut butter and  mix.  Add the melted butter and egg to the milk, and then stir this into the bowl.  Mix in the Snickers pieces and spoon into the muffin cups.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the muffins are fluffy and golden.  Let them cool on a wire rack.

Note:  I did not use paper baking cups.  I generally just use cooking spray.

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