Choc-marshmallow muffins6

Posted on September 11, 2011 by ChristieSweet Treats, Vegetarian

Q: What is better than a chocolate muffin?

A: A chocolate muffin with a marshmallow surprise in the centre.

I am only halfway through the eight muffin recipes I am creating for Vitasoy. So far there have been coffee, turkish delight and savoury fetta and olive and now a fun marshmallow surprise.

Make sure you push the marshmallows deep into the batter and then cover well with more batter or they will burst out the top while baking – see first pic above (they still taste great though).

I should also mention that the marshmallows don’t remain whole in the centre, they melt and turn all jammy and sticky. It’s delicious!

These are probably a bit too sweet for kids lunch boxes, but would make a fantastic treat for the weekend or birthday party.

Happy baking and let me know how these turn out for you.

Christie x

This recipe content is proudly sponsored by Vitasoy.

Choc-marshmallow muffins recipe

makes 12 small muffins

2 1/2 cups (350g) self raising flour
1/3 cup (30g) cocoa powder
1 cup (160g) white chocolate chips
3/4 cup (110g) dark brown sugar
1 cup (250ml) Vitasoy rice milk
125g butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 egg, lightly beaten
12 marshmallows

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin and add paper cases, if you like.

2. Put the flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the rice milk, butter and egg. Mix gently to combine, but don’t over mix or the muffins will turn out chewy.

4. Spoon a few tablespoons of mixture into each muffin hole then top with a marshmallow and press down slightly. Spoon the rest of the mixture over each one, making sure to cover the marshmallow completely.

5. Bake for 20-22 minutes on the middle shelf. Cool slightly on a wire rack but try to eat as soon as possible. They are best enjoyed warm so that the marshmallow is still gooey in the centre.

Design + Copy © Fig & Cherry 2011