Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Muffins

Peanut butter and chocolate together are ALWAYS a match made in heaven. You can't go wrong, right? And these are MUFFINS, not cupcakes which means: healthy. No frosting means these are part of a balanced breakfast.

Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Muffins

servings: 18 muffins
time: 45 minutes

Peanut butter filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Chocolate muffins:
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 23 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 18 muffin cups with liners.
  2. In medium bowl, microwave peanut butter and cream cheese in 10-second intervals until combined, stirring each time.
  3. Stir in sugar, egg, and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, and milk.
  5. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  6. Gently stir in yogurt and set aside.
  7. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  8. Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients.
  9. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  10. Scoop chocolate batter into each muffin cup until half full.
  11. Scoop peanut butter filling on top of chocolate batter until it is used up and evenly divided.
  12. Cover peanut butter filling with additional chocolate batter until used up and evenly divided. Your muffin cups will be very full and that's ok!
  13. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining chocolate chips.
  14. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  15. Store muffins in your refrigerator.



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