Fudgey Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

A brand new recipe from Hershey for my friend Melanie who is going on a mission and is having a yard/bake sale tomorrow to raise funds for the mission.  Hopefully these will earn her a few bucks!

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (I left this out as I’m not a big fan of cinnamon and chocolate together)

1 cup peanut butter chips

powdered sugar

1  Heat oven to 350.  Line muffin cups with paper liners.

2  Stir together applesauce and oats.  In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until well blended.  Add applesauce mixture and blend well.  Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and cinnamon then add to butter mixture, blending well.  Stir in chips.  Fill muffin cups with scoop, about 3/4 full.

3  Bake 22 – 26 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean.  Cool slightly in pan on wire rack.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

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