Peanut Butter and Snickers Muffins

These are the easiest muffins ever and a new staple. One bowl and a wooden spoon. Love it! This is the kind of recipe that I love Nigella Lawson for. Totally unpretentious but so yummy.

I love to bake intricate cakes and pastries, but a recipe like this is the only kind that stays on my personal repertoire from year to year (unless it's a holiday in which case involved baking is a must for me).

The ingredients really do speak for themselves here. Use whatever peanut butter you have, although chunky works best. Add more sugar for a sweeter muffin. And in a pinch I'm sure you could substitute just about any candy bar to make this a whole new experience.

Peanut Butter and Snickers Muffins

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
6 tbl granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbl baking powder
pinch salt
6 tbl peanut butter
4 tbl (half a stick) salted butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
3 1/2 regular size (2.07 oz) Snickers bars, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners.

Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the peanut butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs, I use my hands here. Stir together the egg, melted butter, and milk. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in the Snickers bar pieces. Dollop batter into muffin cups and bake for 12-15 minutes or until firm to the touch.

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Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess

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