I LOVE chocolate. And, I LOVE pedicures. And today, I shall experience a chocoholic’s dream-come-true – a chocolate-inspired pedicure at a luxurious spa in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
I am beyond excited to say the least. BEYOND EXCITED, I SAID!
In anticipation for my upcoming day at the spa, last night I began preparing myself for chocolate-intoxication by baking the richest, mint-chocolate chocolate-chocolate-chip muffins that have ever existed. (And yes…This recipe does have the word chocolate in it three times. That was NOT a mistake.)
Now, in a small mixing bowl, stir together the applesauce and oats; set aside. In a larger mixing bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and mint extract until well blended. To this, add in the applesauce mixture and blend well. In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add this to your butter mixture and blend well. At this point, stir in your mint chocolate chips. Then, fill your muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
Once slightly cooled, sprinkle your mint-chocolate chocolate-chocolate-chip muffins’ tops with powdered sugar. Serve warm and prepare for your chocolate euphoria to begin.
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup mint-chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar