Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I came across this recipe in my "star" muffin folder, hope you enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees.
  2. line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. In the microwave, or in a small saucepan, over low heat, melt the 1 cup chocolate chips, and the butter with the 3/4 cup boiling water;stir constantly, until the chocolate and butter is melted and smooth; remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  5. To the flour mixture, stir in the egg, melted shortening, half and half, or milk if using and the sour cream, with the melted chocolate mixture; mix with a wooden spoon just until blended.
  6. Fold in the chopped nuts, and the mini chocolate chips (if using).
  7. Fill the prepared muffin cups approx 3/4 full.
  8. Bake 20-22 minutes, or until the muffins test done.
  9. Cool 10 minutes, remove to wire rack.


Most Helpful

These were an easy muffin to make. I got 16 very large muffins from this recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada December 05, 2008

Loved this easy delicious muffin recipe. I made exactly to the recipe and was delight with the results so was the 3 male members of the family.

fiery March 25, 2006

Great muffins. I only have regular sized muffin pans, I got 2 dozen out of them. I didn't have semi sweet chips on hand so I used milk chocolate and reduced the sugar to 6 Tbs. We thought the sweetness level was good at this level. Didn't add the nuts since there would be really young children eating these but they were still good.

Treenickel August 05, 2005

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