Platte County Pie Muffins

I was watching the food network this morning and Trisha Yearwood made the most yummy sounding pecan pie muffins. I love watching cooking shows and realizing that I have all the ingredients to make whatever they are making! Well, I had almost all the ingredients for these, it called for 1 cup of pecans and I only had about 1/3 of a cup. So, I supplemented with chocolate chips and turned the muffins into Platte County pie muffins. These are very good and very rich! Here’s the recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 1 1/4 stick butter, then remove from heat.

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Mix together 1/2 cup of flour, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup pecans, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

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Crack two eggs in a small bowl.

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Once the butter is cooled, whisk the melted butter with the eggs. Then create a well in the dry ingredients and pour the egg butter mixture in the well.

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Stir all ingredients together. This recipe only makes 9 muffins. I know, it’s weird. So, spread 9 muffin liners into the muffin tins. Then, very importantly, spray the liners with cooking spray so the muffins come out cleanly.

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Fill the muffin cups almost full, since there’s not a lot of rising that will occur.

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Bake for around 20 minutes.

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Let cool about five minutes before eating. Warning: the muffins are very gooey. They have a consistency in the middle similar to pecan/Platte county pie.

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As I stated above, they are very rich, but very good! Great for a cold morning in! Can you believe this picture was taken yesterday:

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And this picture was taken this morning:

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Bipolar much?! On to a day of grading, reading for graduate school, taking a quiz, and watching Back to the Future. Interesting fact: Back to the Future: Part II goes to October 21, 2015, about 1 1/2 years from now. Think we’ll have flying cars by then? Back to the Future movies, you are so close but yet so far.

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