Muffin Monday: Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter:
A popular food paste made from dry roasted peanuts.
Snickers Bars:
Brand name candy bar consisting of peanut nougat topped with roasted peanuts and caramel, and covered in milk chocolate.
Nigella Lawson:
English food writer famed for her (ahem) sensual approach to food.

So what happens when you put all three of these phenoms together? You end up with Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins. Yup – they are as good as they sound!

The list of ingredients consists of everyday pantry items, and in fact the only thing I needed to pick up from the store was the Snickers bars. (Growing up, Snickers was never my ‘go to’ chocolate bar…I much preferred Mars bars. What was your favourite childhood chocolate bar?)

Add and mix (dry ingredients), add and mix (peanut butter), add and mix (liquid ingredients), add and mix (Snickers pieces), pour into muffin tin and bake. Done and done. This recipe was simple to throw together and perfect to make with kids. Come on – someone besides you has to steal little bites of the chocolate bars, right?!

It should come as no surprise that these muffins turned out great, the classic flavour combination of chocolate and peanuts once again proving why they work so well together. The denser texture of muffins (as opposed to cupcakes) worked well for this recipe, and allowed for it to not be overly sweet. Getting the wrapper off the muffin proved difficult once the melted caramel cooled, but seriously who is going to complain about that anyway?!

Next time I would like to try experimenting with this recipe a bit, perhaps by using peanut butter flavoured Snickers or even Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I would also avoid using natural peanut butter, as I find for baking the results just aren’t the same and tend to be denser and less melted.

For a copy of the recipe for Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins, please click here

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