Double Chocolate Muffin in a Jar is one of my favorite go-to gifts for my friends and family each holiday. 🎅
This came about when our son was involved in a school club and we made hundreds of chocolate chip muffins. I’m not joking! They were the perfect snack and since they were portable and kept for a couple of days. The kids were able to snack on them in between games!
As far as muffins go, I love them but I always tend to add a few extra chocolate chips. (You can never have enough!) You may not want to count calories for these, but it is worth it!
🍽️ Why This Recipe Works
Makes a Wonderful Gift | If you want to make someone feel special, give them these muffins. They will be so excited!
Frugal | The ingredients are frugal and you won’t need to spend much money on them. You probably have most of them already in your kitchen.
Delicious | These are sinfully delicious! it’s hard to resist the incredible flavor or texture.
- Sugar: I use a combination of brown and white sugar and it gives them a perfect sweetness.
- Chocolate Chips: There are no wrong answers when it comes to chocolate chips! Nothing is off-limits, so pick your favorite.
- Cocoa Powder: Using cocoa powder gives the muffins a deep and rich chocolate flavor.
Step One: Find, clean and thoroughly dry a quart sized jar.
Step Two: Add the dry ingredients in the order listed in the recipe card and keep gently patting them down. I like to compress the ingredients on a hard surface like the counter.
Step Three: Put the lid on and attach the printable tag that includes the baking directions.
⚠️ Word of caution – when putting in the ingredients, make sure to keep tapping it down so all the ingredients will fit! If you just gently pour in the ingredients, you will not get it all to fit.😋
🍫 Expert Tips
- This recipe could be changed into a Triple Chocolate Chip Muffin by dividing the one cup of chocolate chips into two different chocolates. Alternatively, drizzle melted white chocolate on top!
- Make sure not to over-bake the muffins or they will become dry and a little dense.
- Give them to teachers, daycare workers, people you work with, neighbors, or anyone else!
Absolutely! They would be great!! Cook for 8-10 minutes and start checking on them. Since they are so much smaller, they will cook very fast! Just like above, you can add different chocolate chips or drizzle melted chocolate on top! Sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
Once the muffins are baked, store them in an airtight container. They will last at room temperature for 4-5 days. You can also freeze the muffins in a freezer bag or container for 2-3 months.
If the muffins end up hard, it’s most likely because the batter was overmixed or they were baked too long. Be sure to just mix the batter until it’s barely mixed, and don’t go overboard. Also, double-check your oven temperature and make adjustments as needed.
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Double Chocolate Muffin in a Jar
- Quart Sized Mason Jar
For the Jar (Stack in the Order Listed Below)
- 1 ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup White Sugar
- 2 ½ cups Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- ⅔ cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips your choice of flavor
- ½ cup Oil
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla
For the Jar
- Layer the ingredients into the mason jar in the order that is listed.
- Gently tap the jar on the counter on a towel so the ingredients will settle or there might not be enough room.
- Add tag with directions and ribbon/bow for gift giving.
For the Gift Tag
- Print out, cut and tie to the jar for gift giving.
- Alternatively, you could use a sticker machine to apply the adhesive to the back of the paper and apply to the side of the jar.
- Gift tag has instructions to cook at 350 degres for 15-18 minutes in lined muffin liners. Will make 12 muffins.