Snow Day Chocolate Muffins

Ohhh, I love a snow day.  Although snow days wreak havoc in my work world–cancelled conference calls, moved meetings, guaranteed late night making up for work that needed to happen–it also gives me a non-negotiable reason to spend the whole day lolling around with the kids.  Not just hanging out, but hanging out with piles and piles and piles of snow everywhere!
There are two things that a snow day guarantees:  SLEDDING, which promises exhausted kiddos and dog (yay!), and . . . 
when the mittens and boots and snow pants come off . . . 
We made super yummy! chocolate muffins on this day.   I wanted to share the recipe with you:
7oz semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup flour (I use unbleached all-purpose flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together over low heat.  I used a double boiler, which makes life easy.  Let the chocolate/butter mixture cool (10 to 15 minutes).
3. In a medium sized bowl, lightly beat two eggs. Add the milk, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla to the egg bowl.
4. Stir in the cooled chocolate/butter mixture until blended well.

 5. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Pour in the chocolate mixture, and stir until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips now, if desired.

 6.  Place liners in 12 muffin cups and divide the batter evenly into the cups.  Lick the spatula.

 7.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.  Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Best with a glass of milk, trust me!

Thumbs up all around.  Here’s hoping you have many happy muffiny, sledding, snow days ahead of you this winter.

 xo anne

  1. I adore snow days. And those muffins make my mouth water, I can’t wait to give these a try for myself. Your pictures of them make me so hungry :)

  2. those look so delicious!!!

  3. anne

    Thanks you two – I hope you love them as much as we did!

    • Dakota


  4. These muffins look phenomenal! I am reaaaalllly jealous of your snow…we have had the wimpiest Wisconsin winter on record and it’s making my boys and I very grumpy! I’m glad you enjoyed yours- despite the upheaval in terms of scheduling and work etc.

    I’ve been haunting your blog lately- we’re planning a Harry Potter party for the end of the month- my birthday boy loves looking at your party posts. :)

    • anne

      Yay! Let me know how the Harry Potter party goes. I hope it is wickedly wizardly!

  5. I love chocolate muffins. Its chocolate, for breakfast. Genius. And yours look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will definitely be giving these a try!

  6. michael

    Mmmm, chocolate. Who could resist it ?! All the kids like it, no matter if 7 or 77 years old, he he. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Very often, I also add some nuts to the muffin batter. Combine well with chocolate chips.

  7. Anonymous

    just made these muffins and they were great! the chocolate muffin recipes i’ve tried lately have all been somewhat on the dry side but these were perfect. thanks for sharing such a good recipe!

  8. Helen Hart

    Hi, been following your blog. It is great. Now was this snow today? Tuesday Nov. 17? And where do you live? We are here in Cheyenne, WY and were on the north side of the storm that went went from southwest (say, 4 corners area, New Mexico, etc) and traveling northeast. But we have high wind. Question: My husband cannot eat yogurt because of the live culture. Gives him headaches. When you use it for baking, does it kill the culture? Or, what else can you substitute? I want to make these..
    Thanks very much. Your photos of snow play are wonderful. You are a great mom.

    • There was snow in Denver overnight Nov 16-17. My daughter did end up with a snow day. We had a lot of fun. I wish I could tell you about the yogurt cultures. I’m not sure what happens to the yogurt when you bake it or if that would still give your husband headaches. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

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