Have I told you how much I love Dove Peanut Toffee Crunch? It comes individually wrapped in a bag, and you can find it in the candy section of your store. I found mine in Wal-Mart. It would be more convenient for bakers if they would make this candy in a bar that could be chopped, but unwrapping each little tinfoil package is so worth it because this is the most amazing candy. (I’m not being compensated in any way for this endorsement.)
I’ve already made some outrageous peanut butter cookies with the toffee crunch candies, and let me tell you, these muffins are just as outrageous. Moist, with a unique flavor that is almost like a malt flavor, these muffins, with a hint of cinnamon, are just sweet enough for me. Sweet freaks might want to add an additional 2 Tbsp. sugar. If you’re looking for a treat that will keep you happy and is not too involved to make, this is it.
|Dove Peanut Toffee Crunch Muffins |
Adapted from food.com
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
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1/2 cup (4 oz.) vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (I used 1/4 cup white whole wheat + 3/4 cup UBAP)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar (I used 1/4 cup sugar + 1-1/2 tsp. NuNaturals Stevia)
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/3 cup Dove Peanut Toffee Crunch, unwrapped and chopped
Heat oven to 350F. Grease a 6-cup muffin tin or line with greased paper liners; set aside.
Stir baking soda into yogurt; set aside. In medium-large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In medium bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, vanilla and egg.* Pour liquids into dry ingredients all at once and stir lightly with spoon or spatula only till barely combined. Do not over mix. Stir in toffee crunch candy. Spoon into prepared baking tin, using about 1/4 cup batter for each muffin. Top with streusel.**
**Cinnamon-Pecan-Dove Streusel: In small bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp. chopped Dove Peanut Toffee Crunch, 2 Tbsp. sugar (or 1-1/2 tsp. NuNaturals Stevia), 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans. Sprinkle, then press, onto tops of muffins
Bake 17-20 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted near center returns with just a few crumbs. Yield: 6 muffins
*TIP: Use a medium microwaveable bowl to melt butter. Let it cool slightly, then add sugar, vanilla and egg and whisk till smooth. This saves a dish.