Sometimes you just want to spread positive vibes to people you care about, like your family, friends, co-workers, teachers, firemen, etc. Now you can with a tasty and healthy treat and craft. These muffins are also fun to make when you have friends over or if you’re going to a pot luck.
Here is a gooey double chocolate recipe that has a hidden surprise that no one will know unless you tell them. Zucchinis! OMG, WHAT!? At first thought it might sound gross, but I promise you, your friends will have no idea that something this tasty is packing so many vitamins!
As a mom, I’m always trying to sneak more veggies in my son Kai’s meals. He likes his tried and true veggies: carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, green beans, tomatoes and broccoli. But it’s hard for him to venture out into new foods. So, being the good (and sneaky) mom that I am, I put them in his sweet treats and he is none the wiser. Often when I make cookies or muffins, I toss in sweet potato puree and apple sauce. I also sometimes serve him “pink” pancakes, which is made from beet juice.
What better way to give your family love than providing them with happy thoughts and a healthy treat?
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp. cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 ½ cup flour, muffin mix or gluten free baking mix
- ½ tsp baking powder (depending on if your mix or flour doesn’t have it)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 zucchini
- 4 tbsp. honey (or to taste)
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Step 2: In your microwave melt ¼ cup of chocolate chips with the coconut oil until it’s creamy.
Step 3: Pulse your zucchini in a food processor.
Step 4: Use a paper towel to squeeze out the excess liquid.
Step 5: Mix together the eggs, flour, vanilla, honey with the cacao powder and melted chocolate.
Step 6: Slowly add in the other ¼ cup of chocolate chips.
Step 7: Scoop the batter into a lined muffin tin. Toss a couple more of chocolate chips on top for extra karma!
Step 8: Place in oven for 12-14 minutes.
- Chalkboard marker
- Lollipop sticks or cut paper straws
- Chalkboard labels (OL3285CB 8.5” x 11” full sheet and OL3287CB 2” circles)
- Craft punchers
Step 1: (optional) Punch creative designs into the full sheet chalkboard label.
Step 2: Write positive messages on the labels with the chalkboard marker.
Step 3: Cut paper straws in half
Step 4: Sandwich the paper straw in between two labels.
Step 5: Push the paper straw into the top of the muffin.