Sunday, February 17, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

I'm sorry for being MIA over here. School got the best of me last week, but I am ready to tackle whatever it throws at me next! So long as I can do it while shoving muffins (and let's be real, spoonfuls of peanut butter) down my throat.

I kid you not, I think I am addicted to peanut butter. I eat it on any and everything. Kid.You.Not. It's kind of scary. I really need an intervention. BUT I CAN'T STOP. And I won't. So there. I even have a board entirely dedicated to peanut butter on my Pinterest. Not sorry.

I have had my eye on these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins for quite some time, but for some reason have never made them. I don't know what's wrong with me. I think it's just that anytime I buy jars of peanut butter, I devour them in approximately 12 hours and never have enough leftover for baking. Luckily, that all changed when I saw that my family had two jars of peanut butter in our pantry - one for baking, and one for reserves. It was perfect.

I made a batch of these for my best friend, Nick, and my sister, Kelley. While I did give these away, you better believe I snagged a couple for my self (oops). All I can say is that you CANNOT beat the peanut butter chocolate combo. You just can't. If you can't tell from this, this, thisthisthis, this, OR this, I will forever be loyal to PB & chocolate (hehe).

These are a perfect breakfast treat AND they double as a fabulous dessert. Or snack. Basically what I'm saying is that you can eat these whenever you want and your taste buds will sing songs of joy. That's a verified fact. So go ahead and enjoy!

Brown Sugar Bliss.

Choosy bakers choose Jif.
Yes. Just yes.
Gettin' all melty up in here.
Melted butter + peanut butter...I'm diving in this bowl.
Here comes the chocolate.
Sprinkle 'em with sugar. Every good muffin comes with a coating of sugar. It's a law.
Hello, lover.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe from Annie's Eats (originally adapted from Baking Bites)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Jif Creamy)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth. Add in the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin tins, filling each to the top. Sprinkle each muffin with coarse sugar, if preferred.
  5. Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
I linked up this post at: Inside BruCrew Life, Zent Mrs. & The Mr., Hungry Little Girl, Back for Seconds, Semi Homemade Mom, Buns In My Oven, Mandatory MoochSassy Little Lady


  1. I am a complete peanut butter and chocolate addict! These look great.

  2. Why does everything taste better when you sprinkle sugar on top? And add PB.. And chocolate chips...

    1. The best thing about this post (besides that it includes peanut butter & chocolate) is that I can literally hear you saying it in my head. Keep up the delicious, mouthwatering recipes...and feel free to send me and Kelsey ^ a care package! :) LOVE AND MISS YA THTB!

  3. These muffins have my favorite peanut butter and chocolate combo! I would love for you to link up with us at our Wednesday Link Party!

  4. Love the sugar topping! Thanks for dropping these by the Favorite Things party!

  5. These look awesome! I don't have any coarse sugar & that makes them so pretty. They might have to happen tonight anyway.

  6. ooo I pinned these to make them. I never had a peanut butter muffin! And with chocolate chips... win!

  7. THose look delicious! I love peanut butter, like a lot, and the sugar on top adds a little crunchy deliciousness

  8. Hello!
    Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!


  9. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays, Katherine. These look amazing and will be FEATURED on this weeks party. Thanks, Nichi

  10. Im a sucker for Peanut butter and anything chocolate! Yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  11. These look perfect! We'd love for you to share this at our party!