Behind The Butter

Double Chocolate Muffins

This recipe is sort of insane but to rationalize my whole life to you, my next recipe is ridiculously light and healthy. My next recipe involves tomatoes and celery.

This recipe does not.

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And I’m not sorry because it’s in situations like this where you will just have to thank me later. Thank me for helping you take the plunge to go where no muffin has gone before. Go deep into the dark realms of butter and chocolate….and you might never return. But that’s okay. There’s always tomorrow with promises of tomatoes and celery.

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These double chocolate muffins are a culinary school masterpiece. If you’re looking for a sweet chocolate cupcake, this isn’t your man. These muffins are intensely chocolatey, but they aren’t super sweet. I like ’em that way—they’re more like mini loaves of chocolate bread than anything else and are studded with smooth melty semisweet chips. I think they’d be perfect with a smear of creamy peanut butter, or even some raspberry jam. Heck, you could even swipe these things with Nutella and call it a day.

I may or may not have done that earlier. Don’t judge.

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Here’s what you need for success:

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First, take ten tablespoons of butter and melt it with eight ounces of semisweet chocolate.
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I know…….I know.
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These aren’t for the faint of heart but deep down, I know you can handle them. I have faith in you.
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Just make sure your heat is on LOW because burning chocolate is a very, very bad thing. Take my word for it.
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Just put the butter on the chocolate.
Put the butter on the chocolate.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
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Okay, great. Once that’s done, add eleven tablespoons of sugar. Yes, eleven. Why? I don’t question these things.
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Stir the sugar into the hot chocolate and butter mixture and then pour it into the bowl of a Kitchenaid.
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Fight the urge to lick the spoon….it only gets better.
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Okay fine. One little lick!
Now set the bowl far, far away (but close enough to reach it in three minutes) and sift together a cup and a half of flour, a half teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon and a half of baking soda.
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Set that aside for the time being and go back to the original chocolate bowl. Turn your mixer on and while it’s beating on low, add an egg.
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And a cup and a half of buttermilk….slowly.
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Finally, add half the flour, mix on low, and then add the other half. Be careful not to overbeat or you’ll have hockey pucks instead of muffins. Again—trust me; I know.
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And now, ladies and gentlemen—place your chips on the table.
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Stir in about a half cup, more if you have issues. I usually go with more rather than less in situations such as these.
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There we go….there we go. You may lick thy mixer attachment now.
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Spoon your masterful creation into greased muffin tins and bake for about twenty minutes at 375.
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When done, they should appear to look something like this:
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Or this:
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And most definitely this:
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Go now. The time has come.
Double Chocolate Muffins

Makes about three dozen small muffins

10 tbsp unsalted butter

11 tbsp sugar

8 ounces semisweet chocolate

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.

Melt together the butter and chocolate over low heat. Once smooth, add the sugar and stir well to combine. Take off heat.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl . Set aside.

Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl of a Kitchenaid and add the egg while beating on a low speed, using the creaming attachment. Add the buttermilk in a slow stream then add the flour in two installments, beating in between.

Fold in the chocolate chips and fill greased muffin tins. Bake for about twenty minutes or until the muffins begin to pull away from the sides.

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107 Comments

  • Reply
    Katherine
    August 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Must make this asap and enjoy with a cup of coffee!

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    August 24, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Those muffins look delicious πŸ™‚ I’ve got nothing against butter (in moderation) and I applaud you for posting a picture of granulated white sugar on your blog. However, I don’t use a mixer when I bake for two reasons: I like to mix things by hand or with a hand blender (for cakes), and they are expensive. Not everyone can afford one and I think you should note that you can just as easily mix up a muffin batter with a good ol’ wooden spoon. *NOT trying to pick a fight here, it was just a thought.

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      jenna
      August 24, 2010 at 8:21 am

      of course! I baked for years and years without one…I actually JUST got this last year–before then it was the good ol’ wooden spoon! πŸ˜‰

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    Kelly
    August 24, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Mmm these looks phenomenal! I just wish I had the ingredients here right now so I could whip them up! I just may have to do that later today..

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    August 24, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Now THIS is my kinda recipe.

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    August 24, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Tomatoes and celery have nothin’ on these. Holy cow they look good. (Yes, I just said holy cow. Apparently your baking brings out the 10-year-old from 1992 in me.)

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    Andrea
    August 24, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I need these in my life. πŸ™‚ Beautiful.

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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    August 24, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Wow. Butter is a good thing sometimes. People are so afraid of it for some reason.

    These muffins look so rich and lovely. A butter substitute like applesauce isn’t capable of doing that.

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    Jenny
    August 24, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I love chocolate…mainly baking with it but YUM! Those pictures are temptatious:)

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    Susan
    August 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

    This looks delish! I love that they aren’t too sweet, I’m not into TOO sweet cuppy cakes. I’d love to make these one day. But wow, 3 dozen muffins? I guess I’d have to give some away, do you do that, or keep them all to yourself? πŸ™‚

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    Cassie
    August 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Omfg. These look amazing. Even with my dairy/refined sugar intolerance. I could attempt to vegan/healthify them..but no…that would be a sin. A horrible, horrible sin.
    Have I ever mentioned your “recipe commentary” never fails to make me crack a smile? : )

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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    August 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

    These remind me of chocolate muffins I would always buy while studying at my favorite coffee shop in college. Haven’t had one in forever!

    I love the raspberry jam suggestion – chocolate and raspberries are always a winning combination!

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    Melissa
    August 24, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Um that is pure food porn and I want it NOW!

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    The Blue-Eyed Bakers
    August 24, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Oh yes please. LOVE the chocolate muffins! And yes we are sooo with you lady, slather on the Nutella! Divine.

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    Katryn@rampantcuisine
    August 24, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I was going to make bran muffins but I’m making these instead…I’m fairly certain that dark chocolate is healthier than bran. πŸ˜›

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    August 24, 2010 at 8:33 am

    i’m kind of tearing up over the incredible chocolate in this post! i never really like chocolate muffins because they were always too sweet, but i need to try these. i trust your word πŸ™‚

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    R @ Learning As I Chop
    August 24, 2010 at 8:33 am

    These look delicious! I love how you say they’re not too sweet. Might have to try them – not a fan of overly sweet desserts

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    Nikki
    August 24, 2010 at 8:34 am

    These look amazing and I agree on many chocolate things being too sweet. I’m going to have to try these in a few weeks once I can bear the thought of turning on my oven.

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    Dorry
    August 24, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Absolutely yum. I want to make these now!

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    Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth)
    August 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I admit, these are a little too intense for me — at least, everyday-wise. Special-occasion, definitely. But I do love the step-by-step and the recipes! Can only imagine what it’s like to stop mid-way and take pictures with batter-y hands — don’t think that’s lost on *everyone*. πŸ™‚ As one who usually bakes vegan things, I am surprised these didn’t rise more, though, with the egg and baking soda. Any thoughts for the food-science-challenged?

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      jenna
      August 24, 2010 at 8:39 am

      it’s because they are dense with chocolate! muhahahaha

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    Mandy A
    August 24, 2010 at 8:39 am

    OH yeah… I need me some of those muffins!!!!!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    August 24, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Now I want chocolate! Thanks πŸ˜‰

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    Mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    August 24, 2010 at 8:40 am

    You may have just become my favorite person in the whole entire world.

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    The Wife of a Dairyman
    August 24, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I’m happy to see Sunnyside Butter on your blog….it’s made from the milk of our cows:) {all butter is good though!}
    Cheers!

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    diana@mymarblerye
    August 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

    holy fudge. LITERALLY

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    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    August 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I’m copying the recipe. My husband would think he died and went to Heaven if I made something like this. He adores chocolate.

    Looks amazing as always!

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    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Oh sweet Lord in heaven…
    Foodgasm.

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    Kelley
    August 24, 2010 at 8:57 am

    “Just put the butter on the chocolate.
    Put the butter on the chocolate.
    Lather, rinse, repeat.”

    I LoL-ed. For real.

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    Nan
    August 24, 2010 at 8:57 am

    wow— amazing! suddenly i am desperately in the mood for these double chocolate muffins!

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    Dawn
    August 24, 2010 at 8:58 am

    These look AH-MA-ZING.

    A quick request, though. I notice in the photo of your notes, you have weight measurements for all your ingredients. Can you include that info in the recipe at the bottom of the post as well? I find measuring by weight SO MUCH easier than by volume. Thanks!

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      jenna
      August 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

      It is and that’s the way it’s supposed to be done, truthfully, but most people don’t have a scale at home and cups and teaspoons are easier for the home kitchen!

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    Lizzy @ LBBakes
    August 24, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Oh my, these look great! I’m not a muffin girl but if you say chocolate…

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    Lizzie
    August 24, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Jenna, I am already jealous of your future children – imagine coming home to those yummies!! πŸ™‚

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    Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up
    August 24, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Those look amazing! Definitely trying them… soon. πŸ™‚

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    Katie
    August 24, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh these look SO GOOD! I would love one with some peanutbutter on top!!!!!

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    Camille
    August 24, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Oh my gosh. I have no words.

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    Hira
    August 24, 2010 at 9:24 am

    looove your new blog style–i’ve also recently ditched the fat-free milk and cheese and have began to enjoy full-fat products in moderation. these chocolate muffins look intense–which is great for a serious chocoholic like me. i wonder how these would taste made with dark chocolate? my mind cant even begin to go there.

    p.s. im going to italy for four months and i’ll be studying in Torino. you need to look up the history of solid chocolate originating in torino, and then look up the ‘chocopass’—a two-day chocolate tasting pass for all around the city. its number one on my list of things to do πŸ˜‰

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    Samantha
    August 24, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Hey Jenna! Excellent recipe…I will definitely keep this in mind for the next family function. I was just reading through some of your posts (I’ve been on vacation–away from Google reader!) and I came across the one where you discuss the blog’s transition–and how it reflects your own transition as a person. I’ve read your blog for over a year, but not from the very beginning, and so I was curious to go back and read some of your firsts posts. I was pleased to see that you definitely did change in a positive way, seeming to become much more comfortable with yourself, with food, and with celebrating life. I was curious, however, as to how you were able to initiate such positive change. How did you move from counting the calories in your meals to embracing luxurious, whole-foods recipes with passion, trust, and excitement? I’m sure it could amount merely to your becoming more one with yourself, learning to love and trust your body, and how it responds to food. But if you were ever so inclined, I think a post on this topic would be super super helpful–to all women, but especially to those of us not yet at the place of comfort & trust you’ve achieved. You exude health and vibrancy, physical fitness and a confidence one seems to reach only when she is satisfied with her place in life, with herself. Of course, I only see what’s on the blog–so these are all assumptions. BUT I think if this website is representative of your true life (which I hope and think it is), then I believe my assumptions are well-founded. I’m not sure if such a post would coincide with your vision for the new-blog, or if its something you would be interested in otherwise–just a suggestion! Thanks again for being so inspiring πŸ™‚

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      Gaby
      August 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

      I completely agree with this comment! Double thanks Jenna πŸ™‚

      • Reply
        Kim
        August 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

        I agree too!

        I really enjoy reading about your transitions and how you don’t seem to sit around waiting for life to happen. You embrace life and it is a beautiful thing to watch.
        Thank you, you are an inspiring woman. I know your life isn’t perfect, but you show people that life doesn’t have to be perfect for you to enjoy a good life. (does that make sense? I sure hope so πŸ™‚

        Have a beautiful day!

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    Lauren
    August 24, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Thank you later? Why I am thanking you now for providing me with this wonderful image to dream of all day long. πŸ™‚

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    Marina
    August 24, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I would be in heaven with those muffins πŸ™‚
    They seem perfect to me. And I can imagine how they taste like with a glass of cold milk, and maybe a smear of pb πŸ™‚

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    Leah @ Why Deprive?
    August 24, 2010 at 9:42 am

    These look amazing!! I LOVE baked goods that have that intense chocolate flavor.

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    Chelsea @ OmTown Girl
    August 24, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I absolutely love baking with Guittard chocolate chips! The milk chocolate Guittard chips are my secret ingredient for the best chocolate chip cookies ever! I just moved to the Tulsa area, and finally (after a year of looking!) found Guittard chips in a specialty food store. I was so excited I called my family from the store!

    Thanks for always staying loyal to using the good stuff. It really makes a difference in baking!

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      Caitlin
      November 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

      You found Guittard in Tulsa! Please tell me where! : )

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    Lauren @ 40Apples
    August 24, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Diviiiine. Personally I think we see too many of those health-nut recipes around these blogs… I’ll take sugar porn any day πŸ˜‰

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    Stacey (The Habit of Healthy)
    August 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Holy moly these look seriously good!! Just wow! πŸ™‚

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    Liz
    August 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Dear god these are like little muffs from heaven! I think you should send them to me, as it’s my birthday and all and I’m lazy….I’ll never make them for myself πŸ™‚

    Love the new blog format BTW!!

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    Maissa
    August 24, 2010 at 9:49 am

    These look amazing. I may have to make them for my chocolate loving boyfriend’s mother. I am not a huge fan of intensely chocolatey things (I know blasphemy, i know…), but I do love butter.

    I have found that the key to portion control is using real ingredients, like butter, lots of it. My whole family is french and they scoff at the idea of low-fat anything, and none of them are overweight. They just walk a lot and eat in smaller portions.

    Plus there is nothing in the world like a good butter sauce. Don’t even try and deny it.

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    Elli @ 16 and Losing It
    August 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Oh my! Those look so good I can’t even think of the right words to describe them! There are very few times when I wish I wasn’t losing weight and therefore concerned about eating low calorie… this is one of those times. If it weren’t for that I would already be in the kitchen making those little pieces of chocolate heaven!

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    Amber@momsgottheruns
    August 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

    hey girl! Love the blog! I’ve been reading for a while, but haven’t commented yet! I see that you lived in Charleston for a time! I live in Charleston!!! : D

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    Tina
    August 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I’m about to eat a vitamuffin with some Nutella and now I’m seriously wishing that vitamuffin was one of those!

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    Andrea
    August 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Oh dear. These look lovely. Just lovely.

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    Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    August 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

    These look like the perfect brunch muffin to blow brunch guests away. Thanks for sharing!

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    Cara
    August 24, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Hi Jenna. One suggestion, and yes, I am going to be THAT person that nitpicks your ingredients list. I know you are a fan of supporting local food production and you have one of THEE best local dairies right there in Sonoma County. Clover Stornetta Farms is one of the most progressive dairies in the country, in terms of animal health, environmental protection and supporting small, local farmers. Clover products aren’t any more expensive and have the added bonus of being so delicious! I don’t work for Clover, just a lifetime lover of their products and urge you to put your dollar towards supporting your community.

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life)
    August 24, 2010 at 10:20 am

    what do you know…I have buttermilk in my fridge and it’s on its last leg. Desperate times call for desperate measures πŸ™‚

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    Jamile
    August 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

    If these muffins are wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

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    Rachel
    August 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Yummy yummy! I love all the tasty recipes lately. Keep them coming!!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    August 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Um. I think you have discovered the world’s most perfect food.

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    Kim
    August 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I know you will be doing some travelling soon, but will you be attending or have you attended the Ghiradelli Square Chocolate Festival in San Francisco Sept 11-12?

    I won’t be there, but I have seen it on tv and OMG it looks amazing!

    http://www.ghirardellisq.com/events/chocolate-festival/chocolate-festival

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    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries
    August 24, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Let’s be honest, I’d rather seem recipes like this than those that involve tomatoes and celery. I think most would – even if they don’t admit it πŸ˜‰

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    Angharad
    August 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

    These need to get made by me approximately yesterday.
    There is no fear of 11 tablespoons of sugar here. Nor of that glorious looking pan of melted butter and chocolate. That is love right there. Um. So are your pans. I have pan envy.

    Oh and Nutella swiping? Literally no judgment evereverever. I literally just made nutella brownies last week. And I used half the tub to do it.

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    Lacey @ Lake Life
    August 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I. am. DROOLING.

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    stephanie @ The Bright Side
    August 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I think I just drooled on my keyboard a little. Those muffins look amazing and I just may have to recreate them for a bridal shower I am attending soon!

    I think you are fab and so funny- your posts always put a smile on my face. Keep up the awesome work!

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    Sarah
    August 24, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Ooooo…looks amazing. Jenna, do you have a recipe you love for vanilla/white icing? I made cupcakes the other day, and the basic icing from Martha Steward was far from divine. (It was just confectioner’s sugar and butter with a splash of vanilla.) I want something so good that I can’t stop eating it.

    Thanks!

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    Sana
    August 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Humm! I like my chocolate sweet and sweet. But I am never one to turn down chocolate!

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    Danielle
    August 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    i noticed that in your picture of your recipe card, you were able to make the bottom ingredients stand out. i’ve also noticed this on some of your menu pictures ( you highlight a certain item on the menu). how do you do that? i just got a dslr and can’t quite figure it out. would love a few tips πŸ™‚

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    Sloan
    August 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    These look incredible. So, so incredible.
    Does the milk used have to be buttermilk, or could I substitute cream/whole milk?
    I’m in Argentina for a spell, and don’t think they sell it here.
    Gracias!

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    Kelli
    August 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Yumm! Those sound good…I might try these sometime this week…but will try peanut butter chips!

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    Val @ Balancing Val
    August 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love the way your words espress your thoughts πŸ™‚

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    Katie
    August 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    ahh! too rich! eating this would make me feel sick πŸ™‚

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    Amber K
    August 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Those look heavenly!

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    A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    August 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I’m kind of, sort of, hyperventilating a little bit. πŸ˜‰

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    August 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    WOW. Incredible. Making these, ASAP! πŸ˜€

    xo
    Kris

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    nickee
    August 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Drooool! I will make these soon – I love your recipes sooo much but can I just whine and say how much I miss your daily food jounaling blog style? Take it as a compliment – I just loved having the update from you after every meal and I miss that. This is good too though and your pics are mind blowing. :))

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    August 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    They look dense, chocolaty, and yummy.

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    August 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Oh my these look good!!!! And nutella on them would just be perfection.

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    Sahar
    August 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    These look amazing!! And so simple to make! I can’t wait to try them.

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    Charles
    August 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    “More if you have issues”

    My co-workers think I have issues because illustrated recipes on my screen are making me laugh loudly.

    Oh well, more chips, I guess!

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    Jess @ MTL Veggie
    August 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    So now that you’ve shown us how to bake the goods, can you now show us how you “only eat one” like you say you do haha
    I think I need a lesson in willpower more than baking at this point! πŸ˜‰

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    Kendra
    August 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t even like chocolate (I know, I know) and those still look amazing to me.

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    August 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    You shouldn’t have shown me the batter!! Now I want to eat that and not the finished product!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    August 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I’m going to make these and inhale them and then send you my shopping bill for when I need to buy a new pair of jeans in a few sizes up, mkay? πŸ˜‰

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    eatmovelove
    August 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    There are too many things about this post that I love.
    Most of all the Writing though! I kept lighting up my eyes!
    Great shot of that mixer dripping the good stuff too.

    This page is bookmarked and will be made!

    I think I asked this before – but do you come up with this recipes/ideas off the top of your head? Recipes from somewhere else? A combo? …it’s nearly genius. I wouldn’t even know where to start as to what to make!!

    So how do you get your inspiration? Sudden cravings?

    ..and how do you NOT EAT when your baking?!! I swear, all those squares of chocolate wouldn’t have made it past the first round…

    Someone share their secrets hah!

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    Brooke - One Healthy Cookie
    August 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Oh my word. This is food porn at its finest. Making these this weekend.

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    Allison B.
    August 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I have to say THANK YOU!!! I saw this recipe when i was on my lunch break and was trying to figure out if I had the right chocolate. I did πŸ˜€ So after taking a nice run I ended up making them this evening. They are amazing! They are perfect. I have one as it was cooling and it was perfectly soft and yummy.

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    Leslie
    August 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Those muffins look like little pieces of heaven! Must make immediately!

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    Rachel Wilkerson
    August 24, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    You. Are. Ridiculous.

    Seriously, I LOVE YOUR BLOG RIGHT NOW. I’m ready to cook my way through it, “Julie & Julia” style.

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    Jordan
    August 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    OMG. I just gained 5 pounds reading this blog. And I’m totally ok with that! I’ll add this to my “must try” list.

    Also, loving the new direction of your blog. I’ve been reading for about a year now. Really proud of you (as cheesy as that sounds) for carving your own path and doing what YOU love.

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    monicanelsonfitness
    August 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Heck Yeah Jenna! First of all, I love your blog, I am new to it and lovin it. I am out in LA and in the fitness industry and also have my recipe page going:) So we have some things in common…Anyways, It is really funny because I wanted to make chocolate brownies/muffins today and I was in the mood for a new recipe so…BOOM here was yours, thanks for the madness;) I’ll let you know how they turn out, I hear you with some pb action.

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    Ashley
    August 25, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Almost fell out of bed this AM when I saw this: http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/salted-caramel-french-macarons/

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    Shells
    August 25, 2010 at 6:03 am

    How did you KNOW that I had all those ingredients sitting in my fridge and cupboards that I need to use up because I don’t want to move them? THANKS a MILLION for posting the recipe! I am sure the people I’m living with will be thanking you, too. :o)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking
    August 25, 2010 at 6:26 am

    These look awesome! I’m making them this weekend. I love to make big batches of muffins and freeze them individually, then I send them, one at a time, in my husband’s lunch each day. He will love these πŸ™‚

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    sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    August 25, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I love having permission to lick the beater & the bowl. πŸ™‚ That’s the best part… almost! πŸ™‚

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    Di
    August 25, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Those. Look. Amazing.

    One day I’ll be brave and make them. πŸ™‚

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    Janene
    August 26, 2010 at 6:19 am

    muct. have. these. NOW! double chocolate muffins have been added to the to-do list and bumped to the top. Thanks!

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    Becca
    August 27, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Made these last night. You are brilliant.

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    Lauren
    September 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I can’t wait to make these! Jenna – you should totally get T-shirts made that have the coin phrase “More if you have issues.” centered below a picture of a giant pile of chocolate chips. LOL. My friend Charles (who introduced me to your blog – thanks Charles!) and I would be the first to buy them. πŸ™‚

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    Cyndi
    September 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Paula said so hmmm?

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    Ashley
    September 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    These look amazing! I love super dark chocolate. And muffins. I cannot wait to make these!

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    elizabeth
    February 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I am making these tomorrow (or possibly tonight so I can have one for breakfast tomorrow).

    One small snag… I do not have regular semisweet chocolate. I DO however have Lindt Chili Chocolate. Another problem… I do not have buttermilk. I know how to create buttermilk, but I am eying a bottle of Mondavi Private Reserve I use for cooking (and eating with chili chocolate) and I’m getting ideas.

    Full report to follow.

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    elizabeth
    February 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    GLORY BE it WORKED! I posted the recipe with a slight helping of Jenna-fangirldom on my blog http://FitWithLizzie.com/2011/02/07/drunken-muffins/

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    Jesyka
    March 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I had to scroll a LONG way down to write this, so I feel like my super short comment will be a bit of a let down…my sincere apologies. All that to say, “These.look.simply.magical.”

    Pleasantries.

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    krista
    July 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I’ve been looking for a way to use up chocolate chips and ripe bananas other than banana bread; is there a way of adding in the bananas to this?

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      jenna
      July 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I wouldn’t add bananas to this tart personally….bananas and cornstarch-based tarts usually wind up pretty icky. I would either bake my double chocolate banana bars with them instead πŸ™‚

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