Double-Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

Bite into these lavish chocolate muffins packed with dried cranberries – a cool treat.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup baking cocoa
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg, beaten
1
cup milk
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup vanilla baking chips, melted
1
tablespoon sugar
1/3
cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°. Grease 12 medium muffin cups, 2 3/4x1 1/4 inches, with shortening; or line muffin cups with paper baking cups and spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 Mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, the cocoa, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir in egg, milk, butter and chocolate chips just until blended. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  • 3 Mix cream cheese, melted baking chips and 1 tablespoon sugar in small bowl until smooth. Stir in cranberries. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture onto muffin batter, pressing down slightly.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins are puffed and cream cheese mixture is light golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool 15 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Muffin
    Calories
    275
    (
    Calories from Fat
    135),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    220mg
    220%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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