Photo: Justin Walker; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford 
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin)

Triple-Chocolate Muffins offer sweet treats for teachers, coworkers—or family members.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine butter and bittersweet chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through baking soda) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.

Step 4

Combine granulated sugar, milk, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl; stir with a whisk until well combined.

Step 5

Add butter mixture and milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among 12 lined muffin cups. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375° (do not remove muffins from oven). Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

kvick1971's Review

June 27, 2014
So bad I didn't have the heart to give them away for fear someone would think I'm a terrible cook. Need wayyy more moisture and more chocolate chips. Pretty to look at though, with the powdered sugar on top.

Alhutchi's Review

February 16, 2014
Yes, I agree with everyone else. These muffins are very dry and very dense. I do think the flavor is pretty good, if you can get over the dryness.

randomgibberish's Review

January 05, 2014
Wow. The first words out of my son's mouth were, "These are really dry. You're going to need a lot of milk." Both my sons ate their muffins. (They are teenage boys, after all.) But they both dunked their muffins in their milk to make them edible. I checked the recipe to see if I'd left something out. After reading the other reviews, at least I know it wasn't my fault.

jun0603's Review

December 16, 2013
These muffins were awful. I made them to give away to my neighbors... luckily I tasted before I gave them away. Not sweet enough and very, very dry. Will not make again.

DeputyDog's Review

December 15, 2013
Really dry

kwkollins's Review

November 29, 2013
Made these tonight for my husband's birthday. I read the first review and probably would have stopped there if I hadn't already purchased all of the ingredients. I forged ahead, substituting canola oil for the butter in hopes that would make them more moist (reducing the sat fat doesn't hurt either). Anyway, they were really really dry, not that sweet, and definitely not worth the calories.

Chickened out from making after reading reviews

August 06, 2015
I have never seen so many consistently poor reviews for a recipe. I was going to try these, but nope! I am not going to waste my ingredients on this chocolate muffin. 

HollsMv's Review

January 08, 2014
Yuck. Don't waste your time or ingredients

Athena53's Review

January 20, 2014

LindaLightsey's Review

December 07, 2013