Muffins & Pastries

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Muffins….with chocolate to the sixth power.  Because there’s six different ways I added chocolate to these muffins!  Chocolate buttermilk muffins, loaded with chunks of dark chocolate and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, rolled in chocolate hazelnut butter and chocolate walnuts.  Muffins so crazy, you might feel guilty eating one for breakfast.  Might.  But YOLO.

Yeah, I went back a few years there and threw a YOLO at you (Mom, that means: “you only live once”).  Every time I hear YOLO it makes me laugh, because not too far from where we live, there is an actual Yolo County.  I watch the evening news while I get chores done around the house after work, and while I am making dinner. So I always laugh whenever the news broadcasters say, “and in Yolo County…” I quickly yell, “YOLO!” and laugh.  My poor dog must think I am nuts.

Anyways these cupcakes.  I mean muffins.  Yes.  Muffins.  People at work kept calling them cupcakes???  Maybe because I went a little choco-crazy?  Mmmmm.  Oh well.  So.  Foodlyn sent me a ton of yummy products to try, as you know, because I ALWAYS talk about Foodlyn.  But I love ’em…so yeah!  I decided to take every different chocolate product Foodlyn sent me and incorporate them all into one recipe.  And that’s where these Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Muffins came from.  My crazy, chocoholic mind!


Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 18-minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature (low fat is okay)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract)
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used K'ul 70% Dark Chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut butter (I used JEM Organics Chocolate Hazelnut Butter)
  • 1 cup chocolate walnuts, chopped into fine pieces (I used Old Dog Ranch Chocolate Walnuts)



MUFFIN BATTER: Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Line a muffin or cupcake tin with 12 cupcake liners. Set aside.


In a bowl, add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract and whisk until combined.


In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and the chocolate chunks and chocolate chips.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir in the melted butter. Stir the batter until combined, but do not over mix.


Use a large cookie scoop (or ice cream scoop) to scoop batter into the cupcake liners. The batter should reach the top of the cupcake liners.


Bake muffins in 425-degree oven for 8-minutes. After 8-minutes are up, turn the oven down to 350-degrees and continue baking for 10-minutes. Do not over bake.


Remove muffins from the oven and set on a wire rack. Let muffins cool for a few minutes before removing them from the cupcake tin and placing them on the wire rack to finish cooling completely.


TOPPING: After muffins have cooled completely, use a knife to smear desired amount of chocolate hazelnut butter onto the tops of each muffin. Immediately roll muffin tops in chopped walnuts.


Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature. Muffins are best eaten within 2-3 days. Naked muffins can be frozen for several weeks.

Check out my muffin tops!

Now you could totally leave your chocolate muffins plain…or you can go choco-crazy like me!

I just used a knife to spread a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut butter on my muffin tops, and then dunked the tops in the bowl of chopped chocolate walnuts!

Take that Costco Chocolate Muffins!  Boom!  So tell me….what’s your favorite kind of breakfast muffin??  Did I go too crazy with the chocolate?!  Coffee and chocolate are a perfect pairing.  Just saying. #YOLO 😉



Head over to Foodlyn if you want to purchase any of the products I used in this recipe!  Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract, K’ul Dark Chocolate, JEM Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and Old Dog Ranch Chocolate Walnuts.

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  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    July 5, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    OMG these are to die for! You had me at ‘6’ chocolates. 😀
    Pssst…you’d have me at 1 but 6?! Holla!!

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      July 5, 2017 at 4:07 PM

      Hehehehe me fellow lover of all things chocolate! I can’t make anything chocolate without thinking of you 🙂 XOXO

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    July 5, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    This is my kind of muffin! I’m all about chocolate I can spread butter on :). And of course chocolate for breakfast is a dream come true! Hope you had a great Fourth, Kelly!

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      July 5, 2017 at 4:10 PM

      Thank you Kelsie! I think any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast is a good one hehehe. I hope you had a happy 4th too! XOXO 🙂

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    Maria Doss
    July 5, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    You had me at muffins thats loaded with chocolate!!! These are totally my jam:)

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      July 5, 2017 at 4:10 PM

      Thanks Maria! It’s like eating a cupcake for breakfast 🙂 Yum hehehe XOXO

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    July 5, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    These are utterly delectable, but you use the best of products, Kelly! There is no way I can afford $30 JEM nut butters. Oh, how I envy you! The best ingredients make the best products, so I’ll just be dreaming of these from afar.

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      July 5, 2017 at 4:12 PM

      Hi Amanda! JEM sells smaller sizes too! I have gotten a good 3-4 recipes out of that one jar though. Quality products are definitely worth the cost. I wish I could mail you one of these muffins 🙂 XOXO

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    July 5, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    ooooo yeah girl that is my kind of muffin! None of that dry boring nothingness with a coupld of chocolate chips thrown in that tends to make up so many muffins these days. This is real deal chocolate muffins!

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      July 7, 2017 at 6:49 AM

      Thanks girl! There is definitely no shortage of chocolate in these muffins hehehe. Have a great weekend! XOXO 🙂

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    July 5, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    there’s no way i’d feel guilty eating one for breakfast! i only had green tea for breakfast today (i was late to work and went straight into meetings until lunch), so i think i deserve a decadent breakfast soon (; and i was laughing when i saw you spell out lol; most the time my mom emails me and is like, what did that acronym on your blog mean?

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      July 7, 2017 at 6:52 AM

      Hahahahaha that’s awesome! Funny how alike our moms are. I was in a group text with my mom and sister one time, and my sister was talking about some disaster at her house, and was like “fml” and my mom’s like, “what’s that?” Hahahaha. She might have even googled it. But yes…you definitely deserve a decadent breakfast! Green tea does not count as breakfast missy!! XOXO

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    July 6, 2017 at 3:48 AM

    My my !! That is one gorgeous looking muffin 🙂 Chocolate muffin, with some hazelnut butter and crunchy chocolatey walnuts..Totally apt for breakfast 😀

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      July 7, 2017 at 6:54 AM

      Thanks Deepika!! This is totally the kind of breakfast I would get my bootie out of bed for, right?!?! And with coffee, it’s just perfect 🙂 Plus you can never go wrong with chocolate hazelnut butter! Have a great weekend! XOXO

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      July 14, 2017 at 4:26 PM

      Thanks darling 🙂

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    Savannah c
    July 14, 2017 at 4:39 AM

    These look delicious and remind me of a giant Ferraro Roche chocolate ❤️

    • Reply
      July 14, 2017 at 4:29 PM

      Oh my goodness! You are TOTALLY right!! I couldn’t put my finger on what these muffins looked like, but they do totally look like giant Ferraro Roche Chocolates!! Hahaha that’s awesome 🙂 XOXO

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    July 14, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Oh dear these look delish! Pinning them on my bakesale board!

    • Reply
      July 14, 2017 at 4:32 PM

      Thank you Laura!! I think they would do awesome at a bake sale! XOXO 🙂

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    July 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Love anything chocolate and these would have me yelling YOLO every morning!

    • Reply
      July 18, 2017 at 8:48 PM

      Hehehe thanks Abbe!! These muffins are chocolate overload! And YOLO!!! 🙂 XOXO

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