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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Toffee Crunch Muffins


It seems I'm on a muffin kick these days!  They're so easy to mix together and bake without much clean-up, it's a great answer to my everyday question of  "What shall I make today?"

I came across these muffins on Recipesource.com.  It's a brown sugar muffin with crushed, chocolate-covered toffee bars mixed into the batter and sprinkled over the top prior to baking.  Doesn't that sound amazing?!  My kitchen was emitting heavenly aromas as these little things baked their way into my heart.  They are at once tender with a bit of crunch, sweet but not too sweet, and have become one of my favorite muffins.  The only slight change I made was to make them in a traditional-sized muffin pan, rendering only 9 muffins (though I may have slightly overfilled the cups).  Minis or conventional-sized muffins, you'll definitely be happy with these little gems!

Toffee Crunch Muffins
Makes 36 mini-muffins, or 9 - 12 regular-sized muffins

1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 (1.4 ounces each) chocolate-covered toffee bars (such as Skor or Heath bars), divided

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line muffin tin cups with muffin/ cupcake papers.

Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.  In a smaller bowl, mix milk, sour cream, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract.  Stir liquid ingredients into dry mixture, just until moistened.  Fold in 2 of the crushed toffee bars.  Spoon batter into muffin liners.  (I find an ice cream scoop works wonderfully for this procedure.)  Sprinkle remaining crushed candy bar over each unbaked muffin.






Toffee Crunch Muffins on Foodista

11 comments:

heartnsoulcooking said...

Sounds like a YUMMY!!! muffin, I like the idea of the toffee candies in it.
Geri

Linda said...

MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
Oh boy this is right up my alley!
Beautiful sweetiegirl!
L~xo

Thibeault's Table said...

OOOOH Lori, what's not to like about your Toffee Crunch Muffins. Anything using Skor bars has to be good. Thanks for the recipe.

{ L } said...

Oh! I would love to taste one right now. I've never heard of these and they sound amazing! Thank you for sharing!

I SO apologize for not getting back to you sooner either about my Fall Cookies. You asked about the recipes on my blog.
-The Acorns: Just take your favorite sugar cookie recipe (I use a cream cheese one) and make rolled cookies. Use an acorn cutter and bake them. Once cooled, dip in melted semi sweet chips. Decorate with almond slivers. Easy and pretty! :)

-The Leaves: Again use your favorite sugar cookie dough. Divide it into thirds before refrigerating and dye each third a fall color. Before rolling, break off pieces of each color and put on a floured surface. Push them gently into a ball. Roll the ball out and you will have the colors mixed as you need them! Use leaf cutters to cut. Use a knife to make leaf veins and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake as recipe directs. Hope that helps! Feel free to ask if you have more questions. :)

Oh, I also substituted maple extract for the almond to give them a maple flavor for maple leaves...

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Thank you, Lisa! Those are the prettiest cookies. I'll be making those, too. I love the 'marbelized' look of the leaf cookies. Now I'm wondering what else I can use that technique on... ;-D

Thanks for visiting All That Splatters!!

La Table De Nana said...

Jacques ..my sweet lover.. I mean he loves sweets:)

Would enjoy these!

zurin said...

Such Handsome muffins. and how they dome. Oh my! and choc bars inside? OMG heaven indeedy.

Federica said...

una vera tentazione!

Free Samples said...

Wow! They look great! Amazing job :)
If only I could bite into that picture!

ginomballance said...

Great minds think alike........................................

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Lori, Lori, Lori... what are we going to do with you, you darling TEMPTRESS, you?! :) :) :)

One of my favorite candy bars as an ingredient in these beautiful muffins?? Brilliant! I can imagine the delightful aroma, and look at those perfect crowns.

Thank you for bringing us such goodness ~ it's always such a treat to come visit with you here. ((hugs)) ~m.

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