Made these for breakfast this morning – they are realllly sweet with the hot cocoa and chocolate chips, but they were really good! I think next time I make them I will sub coffee for some of the milk and back off a bit on the hot cocoa mix or use cocoa and up the sugar. I also didn’t have vanilla extract and I used amaretto instead. It gave them an interesting flavor that also makes me want to play with that a little bit.
Hot Chocolate Muffins
3/4 cup hot cocoa mix
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini marshmallows, cut in half
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine hot cocoa mix, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla. Fold egg mixture into flour mixture just until mixed. Stir chocolate chips into batter. Evenly divide batter into muffin cups.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and top with marshmallow halves, cut side down. Return to oven 1 to 2 minutes, just to soften marshmallows. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.