Since beginning my blog almost 6 months ago, I have been a tornado in the kitchen at least 5 days out of the week.

I cooked and baked a lot before the blog, but I love the challenge that the blog has put upon me in creating new meals for myself, my family, and friends. I get bored so easily when it comes to food – always wanting something different – so developing a new recipe is like finding gold to me.

Or like finding a new pair (or 7) of Christian Louboutain’s in my closet.


For the past 10 days, I have not cooked ONE thing. Well, I did make some sub-par macaroni and cheese last Friday – only so those of us that hate veggies and are not eating meat on Friday’s due to Lent would not starve. ;)


Before my grandma passed, I was having major ‘blogger’s block.’ After she passed, I really had no desire to blog at all. I have been having serious doubts about my writing – if it is any good at all – and if I will ever get anywhere with it. After all, I blog to write, not to cook. In usual fashion, when things get difficult, I want to quit.


I had a ginormous baking disaster in the kitchen last night – one that had me standing in the kitchen for almost 3 hours and left me with nothing to show for it. If only I could decorate cookies like my beautiful friend, Amanda, last night would have been a success!

Maybe I should just hire her to come bake for me.


The disaster left me with nothing to post today. I usually bake or cook multiple recipes at a time, giving some away to friends or family, or making them for a party at our home. I used most of extra post’s up this week due to the unfortunate events.


But, I did find these muffins tucked away in my iPhoto gallery.

Remember the whole wheat peanut butter and jelly muffins? I adapted the recipe a bit to make healthier chocolate peanut butter muffins.


And boy, were they delicious!



I knew that just this plain ole’ muffin wasn’t going to do, since I always need a bit of drama in my life.




So I doused it with melted peanut butter.


Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Fudge Muffins

Makes ~12 muffins
1 3/4  cups  whole wheat pastry flour
1/3  cup  sugar
1/3  cup  brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons  baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter (I used Naturally More)
1/4  cup  egg whites
3  tablespoons butter, melted
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract

2-3 tablespoons applesauce

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through vanilla); add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in applesauce. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Fill each cup 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.

Top with melted peanut butter.



Chocolate and peanut butter make the world go ’round. Don’t you agree?

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66 Responses to “Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Fudge Muffins.”

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    Amanda — February 27, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    Thanks for the link Jessica… that is really thoughtful of you. How is it that you are so generous right when your heart is hurting?? You are so gifted… so talented… so sweet.

    I hope you know that if you ever decided to take a break… the blogging world would NOT be the same. You are a HUGE contributor and a HUGE blessing to so many.



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    Jenn ( — February 27, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Blogging is hard. Sometimes I sit there for hours trying to think of a title for ONE post. lol I love your recipes, I love your writing style Keep it up, I’d be sad if you didn’t. You’re unique and I really dig that!

    I hate when recipes flop, so discouraging. Those muffins look sooo good though, wish I could taste them! My taste buds are broken at the moment. lol :(



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    The Candid RD — February 27, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    If I was stranded on an island, milk, chocolate, and peanut butter would be the three things I would want with me, seriously. MAybe I could mill my own flour so I can make some of these muffins ;) They sound fabulous! I bet I could do it with oat bran flour too….


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    Jamie @ My Baking Addiction — February 27, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    We all have blogger’s block, just take a little break…everything will fall into place! Your muffins look great!


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    pen — February 27, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    oh my gosh! melted peanut butter. That last picture kind of makes me want to lick my screen. yuuuuum.


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    Genag — February 27, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    Oh, Jes. I hope you don’t quit! I love your writing and love your blog, and I would be awfully sad if you weren’t a part of the blog world.


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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — February 27, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

    Your muffins look wonderful! I have had my share of blogging/cooking slumps, so I know how you feel. I’m sure you’ll get back in your groove again soon enough… when you’re ready! Take your time and just relax :)


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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama — February 27, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    I am sorry you are going through a tough time. You are an AMAZING writer and baker/chef. I always look forward to seeing what you have created! But remember that everyone goes through rough times and a lot of wasted time cleaning with nothing to show for it. Do what is best for you and your sanity =)


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    marcellina — February 27, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

    I’m sorry about your grandmother’s passing. That would have something to do with how you feel and don’t worry we all have disasters in the kitchen. There are weeks that nothing seems to go right. That is why you need to have some back photos and recipes. Otherwise, just take a break – life was meant to be enjoyed.


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    Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) — February 28, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    Thank you so much for your comment, although Im on hiatus, Ill be keeping up with your blog.. I really enjoy it :) (If you decide to take a break as well, I totally get it.. it just became too much with work/after school stuff with me!)

    Take care, hun ;)


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    Simply Life — February 28, 2010 @ 7:51 am



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    Jenna — February 28, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    I just came across your blog and I really enjoy reading!
    Come check out mine and follow :)


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    Lindsay — January 25, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    Just made these in mini-muffin form for my son’s playgroup tomorrow. They are so good, can’t wait to share with everyone! I baked them for 10 minutes and they turned out perfectly.


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    Kyla — April 27, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    Okay, I don’t know you guys but I made these – EXACTLY HOW I WAS SUPPOSED TO – and they were just DISGUSTING. Just oh my goodness, I can’t even begin to explain the pain and disappointment it brought me. The peanut butter made it taste like rotten bananas, I don’t know. This recipe was just awful.



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