These make great lunch box treats. My kids are naturally fans of these.
I love making them as they are very quick to whip up. Whenever the urge for cocoa arises, I bake a batch.
I usually make these on a Saturday or Sunday morning while the breakfast mess is about and the kids are in their pyjamas. I can then throw all the dishes in the dishwasher and clean up while they bake. They take about 2 minutes to make and you don't even need to use a beater! I've got to make good use of my time if I am to get ahead with this many kids!
They are particularly good straight from the oven. Lots of chocolate ooze.
Heat oven to 180 degrees C
To a bowl add:
2 cups of self-raising flour
3/4 of a cup of sugar
2-3 heaped tablespoons of cocoa (to taste)
100 grams of melted butter or margarine (margarine gives a less salty taste I prefer)
1 cup of milk
1 packet of Nestle Choc Chips either Milk or White or a mix of both.
Mix all ingredients and add choc chips last.
Add the mixture to muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.
The art to these muffins is to get them just right - crunchy shells with still-moist interiors.