Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
Tessa's Recipe Rundown...
Taste: These muffins have so much more flavor than almost all store-bought muffins I’ve ever tasted.
Texture: The muffins are soft with bits of melty chocolate chips throughout but the best part is definitely the crunchy toffee topping. It adds a whole new layer of texture to muffins!
Ease: Super easy.
Appearance: I love the contrast of the dark chocolate muffins with the light tan toffee topping.
Pros: Fun way to say and eat muffins.
Cons: None, though I may try to use a 50/50 ratio of whole wheat flour to white flour next time and see if it tastes good.
Would I make this again? Yes!
Both the name and the idea of the flavor combination sounded wonderful so I knew I had to take it as inspiration to make some other scrumptious sweet treat. So I came up with chocolate coffee toffee crunch muffins! Weeeee.
Also, I can’t think about muffins without thinking about Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock (rest in peace) and her Muffin Top song. Try not getting that stuck in your head all day long.
How to make Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
For the muffins:
In a large bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, sifted cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a small bowl combine the melted butter, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Do not overmix.
Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
For the toffee crunch topping:
In a small bowl combine the flour, sugar, and toffee bits. Cut the butter into the mixture using the back of a fork until it is coarse and crumbly. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of the mixture over each unbaked muffin.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before removing the muffins to the rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat
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