“People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold."
-- John Jay Chapman
Melt butter. Stir in cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Chill while the muffins are baking.
The jury is in and these natural muffins make me happy. They're not too sweet but sweet enough. I can taste the plump golden raisins, crunchy little hazelnuts (walnuts can work, too), and melted chocolate chips--a great way to get used to quality chocolate and like it. And the cream cheese frosting? Ah, using whipped cream cheese is so easy and the texture is creamy like the European style butter. Use just a tad because you don't want to overdo the sugar for your health's sake but a dollop is ideal. These muffins look pretty like the photo.
The best part, they're quick to make and you can control the size and ingredients. Trick or treat? These yummy Halloween muffins are a real treat, no tricks this year. Suggestion: Cozy up indoors and in the morning, afternoon or night pair one of these special muffins with a cup of fresh juice, herbal tea or hot chocolate and enjoy the seasonal changes.