Chocolate-chocolate Chip Muffins With Peppermint-chocolate Glaze!

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About: I work at instructables by day, and turn into a stitch witch by night. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see what i'm working on! ^_^

Intro: Chocolate-chocolate Chip Muffins With Peppermint-chocolate Glaze!

Not as dangerous as they sound, I promise. ;)

They're like genetically altered girl scout cookies.

Since they're made with whole wheat flour, it gives them a grainier texture that works very well with the chocolate - they seem to sit a lot less heavy on the stomach!

This recipe is enough for 8 regular size muffins!

Step 1: Ingredients!

For the muffins:

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup good cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups soy milk (or regular milk)
2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil

For the glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons hot water
1 tbsp cocoa, sifted
1 tsp peppermint flavoring

Go ahead and grease a muffin pan and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F while you're getting everything together!

Step 2: Wet and Dry Ingredients!

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. You'll need to mix this with a fork, using it to break up clumps and get everything evenly distributed. :D

Make a well in the bottom of the bowl by pushing the dry ingredients up the sides.

Measure out a half cup of the chocolate chips and set those aside.

Now, measure your milk/soy milk and canola oil. I normally measure the milk in a measuring glass and just add the canola to it. Now mix this together really well.

Step 3: Chemical Reactions, Yay!

Now, pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix just until you don't see any dry bits left. You don't want to overmix it!

Now, throw in the chocolate chips and mix quickly again.

Dole this out into your muffin pan, but don't worry too much about making it super even. :D

Step 4: Cooking and Glazing!

Now, shove the brave little muffins in an oven set at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes!

While they're in the oven, you can work on your glaze.

Heat up a bit of water in the microwave - at least two tablespoons and set aside. Or, if you have very hot water right from the sink you can use that. :D

Gather your cocoa and powdered sugar and measure out what you need. You'll now need to sift it. I use a small mesh strainer for this because it's easy and quick... and cleaner than a large sifter.

Put the sifted cocoa and sugar into a small bowl and add the hot water and teaspoon of peppermint flavoring. Whisk this together until well combined.

You can now put this into the microwave for 30 seconds or so to thicken it up. I put mine in for a minute and it exploded. Don't do that. ;)

Step 5: Finishing!

Once the muffins are out of the oven, let them cool down on a cooling rack for a bit.

Once they're nice and cool you can glaze them. I normally put the glaze in a large enough bowl that the muffin tops can fit down in it and just swirl them around and let them drip off over the bowl.

Then, you can place them back on the cooling rack with paper towels underneath and let the glaze solidify a little. :D

Now you have fancy muffins! Congrats!

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    irishllama

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I substituted raspberry extract for peppermint and they were amazing! thanks

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    codongolev

    9 years ago on Introduction

    oh my. not as dangerous as it sounds? I feel like you may have a heart attack after eating them. or become addicted and choke after trying to inhale them all at once.

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    Jessy? Do you fancy mailing one to me? I know it seems drastic but I reckon if it was ziplocked on the day of making it might survive, I've had a muffin survive that long... or maybe packaged in a bacteria free environment, so microwave and fill bag with CO2 or maybe vacuum pack... I want one...

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    Just for fun I decided to check shipping... and then proceeded to have a heart attack! If you find a cheaper way than UPS I'll consider it. :D

    Chocolate-chocolate chip me with peppermint-chocolate glaze!

    Oh boy, that hit the spot :)
    They look amazing - thanks Jessy!

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    Js2186

    9 years ago on Introduction

    These were awesome, I added some crushed candy canes to give some holiday style and it worked great.

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    jessyratfinkJs2186

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    That's a really great idea. I might do that for a xmas party I have coming up. Thanks! :D

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    kelseymh

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Mmmmm....muffins. Can I beg the same boon as killerjackalope???? I think postage to Menlo Park is less than Belfast ;->

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    Plasmana

    9 years ago on Introduction

    That looks sooooo goodddd............ I wish I could pick that chocolate muffin right off on my screen and eat it... :-) Great job! 5 stars!

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    zachninme

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Those look so awesome! Way better than G-scout cookies :D For the glaze: if you added a bit of cornstarch (maybe a tablespoon? teaspoon?) in, it would probably thicken up, which leads to more glaze per muffin :D