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Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip Muffins


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Serves 12 to 15 muffins | Prep Time | Cook Time 22 to 26 minutes

Ingredients

* 1/2 cup applesauce
* 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
* 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon(optional)
* 1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
* Powdered sugar(optional)


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.



2. Stir together applesauce and oats in small bowl; set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add applesauce mixture; blend well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and cinnamon, if desired. Add to butter mixture, blending well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.



3. Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm. 12 to 15 muffins.



VARIATION:



FUDGY CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS: Omit peanut butter chips. Add 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.


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Notes

I made these and the one thing that i struggled with is the "quick-cooking rolled oats". I used a trader joes 2 minute oat meal and i think it just made the muffins bland. Next time, i will skip the oats.

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