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Peanut Butter Cup Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in butter; set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar.
  3. Whisk together egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  4. Place peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds or until softened. Fold into batter.
  5. Press about 1 tablespoon reserved crumb mixture onto the bottom of 12 ungreased muffin cups.
  6. Divide batter evenly between cups.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 1 dozen

Source: Olde Jericho Tavern, Bainbridge, New York

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