Everyday Mom's Meals: Easter Treat Withdrawal

Friday, April 10, 2015

Easter Treat Withdrawal

So, we have amazing friends. No doubt. But in the past week, one of those friends definitely scored extra bonus points with us. (Okay, that's not how it really works, but she really did treat us!)

Starting quite a few years ago, this friend would get us the same Easter treat every year. A giant, homemade peanut butter egg chocolate. I'm talking big enough for several portions. This started back before we even had Alex. And I'm not joking when I said Mr. E and I would fight over this egg every year. It became a joke between us her, because I would always tell her about us chasing each other around the kitchen for the last bite. Don't judge. You have no idea how delicious this egg is.

Then little man came along, and we realized we were going to have to share our egg with him. Well, not for the first few years. When he was really little, we just hid it from him. He had no idea it even existed. Again, don't judge. This egg is the best thing ever. But then he got old enough to know about the egg, and after one bite was as hooked as we were. So now we had to split this egg three ways. Sigh...

Then there were a couple years we had to do without our egg. Gasp! I know! So sad. Each Easter we would talk about the egg. Dream about the egg. Lament we didn't have the egg. Then last week this friend told me she had something for us. "An Easter treat." Could it be? Could we be that lucky? YES! We got our egg! Oh, it was just how we remembered it too!

And now, here we are a week later, and the egg is gone. We are trying to keep our chins up. But in the meantime, I needed to satisfy our withdrawal symptoms. These muffins were our answer! Oh my gosh, they are so yummy! They taste just like a peanut butter cup, and are the perfect bite size for snacking! Use them for breakfast, after school snacks or packed lunches.

If you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as we do, you will flip for these as much as we did. And now, we can have our favorite flavors the other 11 months of the year too! 

Peanut Butter Cup Mini Muffins 
Makes 36 mini muffins 
1 3/4 c, flour
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
2/3 c. chunky peanut butter
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. miniature chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Line a mini muffin tin with papers. In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well. In a medium bowl whisk together egg, milk, oil, peanut butter and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill each muffin well 2/3rd full. Bake for 15-17 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. *NOTE* This batter is VERY thick. If you think it's a little too thick when you are stirring, add a splash more milk to make it easier to combine.

Shared on The Country Cook April 10, 2015

1 comment:

The Better Baker said...

LOOOOVE these tasty bites so much I chose them for my personal favorite at Weekend Potluck. ;-} If you haven't already, please stop over and share again today. Thanks - http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2015/04/german-chocolate-zucchini-bread-weekend.html