Happiness Project#67: Holiday S’mores Muffins!

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3 months. 3 months later & I’m back! Bananas, right? Not to say that I haven’t wanted to be baking and blogging, because I have! I’ve just had NO time for anything extra in my crazy busy life.

My pastry business is booming, like you wouldn’t believe! I’ve been blessed to have a cake and cupcake order every other weekend now. Which is a whole lot of fun artistry, as well as a wealth of new experience for me.

And just last month, I started up my 2nd business venture as an Usborne Book Consultant. Which is beyond thrilling to my book loving heart! It’s been over 3 years since I left the children’s book industry yet no matter the many years away from it, my first passion will always be and still is that of a children’s bookseller. Needless to say, being able to hand sell wonderful children’s books is like a breath of fresh air. Something that my heart will always take immense delight in.

So in lieu of my beautiful, crazy busy life as a Mom (first) to my amazing (nearly) 3 year old daughter, and a business woman (second), my blog has sadly suffered. Until now!

And since Christmas is just a short 6 days away, I’d like to share my newest holiday muffin with you! Not only because it’s super quick to whip up, but it also features two of the most delicious combined flavors: chocolate and marshmallow. Because let’s get real here, who doesn’t love chocolate and marshmallow? Please don’t delude yourself. It’s not fair to anyone (or any stomach) involved.

Ready for this yummy holiday treat? Let’s do this!

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup low fat buttermilk

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

pinch of kosher salt

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1-1/2 cups chocolate chunks

1 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Break out either a 6 cup jumbo muffin pan or a 12 cup baking pan. Line with paper liners, of whatever festive design you’re itching to throw down.

In a medium sized bowl, beat together the butter, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract, for about 1 minute until well incorporated.

In a 2nd bowl, add together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir until fully combined.

Transfer the flour mixture into a large bowl, on a stand mixture (or easily by a hand held mixer). With your hands, make a shallow well into the center of the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk mixture into the shallow well and beat gently until smooth.

Now, using a large spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chunks, followed with the mini marshmallows.

Fill up each muffin or cupcake liner 3/4 to the top of each liner. Transfer to the oven and let bake for 19-20 minutes.

Pull out your tray from the oven and let your muffins cool slightly on a wire rack before consuming. Or better yet, gifting to a favorite friend or co-worker. You’ll make their day. Trust me.

To all of you who have been such faithful followers of mine, thank you for making this little blog of mine such a joyful experience! I can’t wait to see what the new brings!

 

 

 

 

 

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