Fudge Filled Peanut Butter Muffins

Fudge Filled Peanut Butter Muffins

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
1.2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup oil
1 lightly beaten egg
1.1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts without skins (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F, prepare pans.

In a small saucepan (or microwave) heat chocolate chips & butter until melted, stirring constantly; remove from heat & reserve. In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, b/pdr & salt.

In another bowl stir together milk, p/butter, oil, egg & vanilla. Add dry mix to wet mix until just combined. Spoon half of batter into pans. Divide chocolate mixture among muffins, a scant teaspoon per pan; do not let filling touch sides of pan. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Sprinkle tops of muffins with chopped peanuts if desired. Bake for 20-25 mins or until lightly browned.

Makes 9 muffins.