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.
HOW CAN I MAKE THESE IN A GLUTEN FREE MUFFIN. HAVE A GO WORKER WHO NEEDS THEM GLUTEN FREE.
Gift tag instructions do not include temperature or number of muffins it makes. Also, jars from this company (Quality Glassware) are generally larger than quarts, just about 1.5 quarts for a medium and a bit over 1 quart for a small (43 oz/34 oz). This recipe does not fit in a typical quart-sized mason jar, even with tamping all of the ingredients down. A quart is 4 cups and there’s nearly 6 cups of ingredients here, though flour compacts reasonably well if you’re measuring it correctly. Using a tamper, I was able to get everything but the chocolate chips into a quart-sized Ball mason jar. The cocoa powder barely fit, but it worked!
Hi AnaMarie! Thanks so much for stopping by! You are so correct! I left off the 350 on the printable but did put it in the recipe card. I’ll go ahead and fix that! The instructions call for a little big larger and wider quart sized jar as shown in the photos. I do say that as the standard 32 ounce jar is just too tight. My 34 ounce jar shown in the photo did hold everything once it was packed tightly. You can always use a little larger jar as well. I’ll adjust the printable though! Thank you for telling me that! Happy Holidays! Ginny