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Chocolate Spiced Muffins


1 hour 15 minutes
Skill Level
24 muffins

When chocolate and spice combine, absolutely delicious things are bound to happen – like this Chocolate Spiced Muffins recipe! Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg bring out new aspects of the goodness of HERSHEY’S Chocolate. This Chocolate Spiced Muffins recipe is perfect for a gift basket or make-ahead breakfast.  Breakfast has plenty of possibilities beyond a bowl of cereal! Sweeten your morning routine by making one of these tasty Breads, Muffins & Scones Recipes.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup
  • 2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup
  • 3/4 cup
    hot water
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), melted
  • 1/2 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • (optional)
    powdered sugar

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin 2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
bowls Bowls
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.


Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Stir together molasses, hot water, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg in large bowl. Add eggs, stirring until blended. Stir in dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full with batter.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack. Cool completely or serve while slightly warm. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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