Thursday, January 5, 2012

Something Sweet for a Day at the Spa

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     For the past several years, my mother-in-law has treated all of the girls in the family to a day at the spa after Christmas.  We each pick whatever treatments we want and enjoy being pampered.  After we're done at the spa, we head over to her house and watch a chick flick and have dinner together.  It is always a very lovely day.

     Today happens to be our spa day for this year and my daughters and I are all very excited.  In between our treatments,  there is a room for us to hang out in and just relax with each other, so we like to bring some treats along to snack on.  Of course we need some chocolate, so I thought that chocolate chip mini muffins would be perfect!

      Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tbsp for the top of the muffins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 24 mini muffin tin.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Beat eggs in , one at a time.  Add vanilla and beat in.

Add yogurt and beat in.

Add flour mixture 1/3 at a time, combining well.

Fold in chocolate chips.
Divide batter between muffin cups.  Sprinkle each muffin with sugar.

Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.

Let cool and remove from muffin tin.


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  1. I love mini muffins and chocolate - these look sooo mouth-watering. I'm pinning the recipe now!

  2. Muffins look yummy,Liza!Good to know that you and your girls had a fun time at the spa. You have such an adorable mom-in-law - lucky you:)

  3. Looks like the perfect snack for a spa day. I hope you had an amazing day!

  4. I love chocolate and muffins just give me an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast! Yumm! Thanks so much for linking up at Foodie Friday. Pinning this to my Must Have Chocolate board.

  5. these little muffins look fabulous!


  6. Wow those look soo good....I would love for you to bring these to my first linky party @CountryMommaCooks starts Friday @ 9:00pm...Have a Blessed Day!

  7. I love how the sugar on the top makes the muffin sparkle.... like it is calling my name to eat it :) hehehe

  8. These look delicious. Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more of your recipes. -The Sisters

  9. Congrats, Miss Lisa! Once again, you've been Featured on Foodie Friday! Keep the yummy recipes coming and have a great weekend!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  10. What is 2/5 of a cup?