Peppermint Mocha Muffins for #ChristmasSweetsWeek

Welcome to the final day of #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! 

Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

If you love the flavors for a winter Peppermint Mocha as much as I do, then these muffins are a must make! The texture comes out very light and airy, and is a deep chocolate flavor with a kiss of peppermint. The pretty crushed peppermint pieces make a lovely topper for these treats which are a decadent way to start the day, or can definitely be enjoyed for dessert! 

#ChristmasSweetsWeek is wrapping up today, but you can go back and take a look through all of our delicious recipes and the round-ups on each of the recipes I shared this week: Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal on Wednesday, and a wonderful Cherry Croissant Breakfast Bake on Monday!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Beverage Recipes
Easy Cranberry Mojito Recipe by Love & Confections
Frozen Eggnog Cocktail by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes
Peppermint Mocha Muffins by Making Miracles
Orange Sweet Rolls by Sweet Beginnings

Candy and Fudge Recipes
Butterfinger Potato Chip Cookies by Palatable Pastime
Peanut Butter Truffles by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Easy Homemade Christmas Crack Toffee by Blogghetti
Egg Nog Fudge by A Little Fish in the Kitchen Lemon
Candied Almonds by House of Nash Eats

Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies by The Mandatory Mooch
Peppermint Fudge Cake by Simply Inspired Meals
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Torte by An Affair from the Heart
Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice by The Spiffy Cookie
Carrot Cake Crinkle Sandwich Cookies by Bear & Bug Eats
Candy Cane White Chocolate Cookies by The Redhead Baker
Gingerbread Men Cookies by Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
Achu Murukku / Rosette Cookies by Magical Ingredients
Christmas Lights Rice Krispie Treats by For the Love of Food

Peppermint Mocha Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 TBS instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup mixed dark and white chocolate chips
2 candy canes, crushed and divided use

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 12-well muffin tin with paper liners sprayed with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee (or instant espresso), baking soda, baking powder, salt, both sugars. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients: egg, milk, vegetable oil, and peppermint extract. Whisk to combine. 
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk mixture until fully blended, don't over mix.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and 1 of the crushed candy canes.
  6. Divide batter amongst the prepared muffin tin (liners will be almost full).
  7. Sprinkle remaining crushed candy cane over the tops of the batter.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes, then remove muffins from pan and set aside on a cooling rack to complete cooling.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Lizzy T


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