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Mav’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - pink cherry muffins with chocolate chips on a heart plate and baking sheet

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These cherry chocolate chip muffins are delicious, sweet and the perfect amount of pink for Valentine’s Day or a cute brunch.

It seems like cherries are having a moment right now aren’t they? I love anything cherry flavored and so do my boys. Since February is the month of sweets, I wanted to make a little pink treat to make them feel special.  I decided to add some chopped maraschino cherries to a basic muffin recipe to make a sweet pink muffin. Maverick, my youngest, saw me in the kitchen and he came right over to help as always. He had the idea to of course add chocolate chips so that’s why we call these Mav’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Here’s my little cute helper and future chef himself.

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - boy sitting on counter next to Kitchen Aid helping bake

The combination of cherry and chocolate is just decadent. These cherry chocolate chip muffins are great in the morning or as a little afternoon pick me up with a cup of coffee.  Serve for Valentine’s day to show your loved ones how much you care or at a fun brunch or tea party.

Get the recipe below.

Mav’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 jar (10z) of maraschino cherries, drained, stems removed and chopped.
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2.) Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with baking spray.

3.) In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

4.) In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil and almond extract.

5.) Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together.

6.) Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.

7.) Fill muffin cups with batter about 3/4 cup full.

8.) Bake for about 15-17 minutes (I like to put a toothpick in the center and if comes out clean then they are done) then remove and let cool.

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - pink muffins with chocolate chips on a heart plate

Enjoy!!!!

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Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - pink cherry muffins with chocolate chips on a heart plate and baking sheet

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins

These cherry chocolate chip muffins are a sweet treat and the perfect amount of pink for Valentine's Day or a cute brunch.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 10 oz jar maraschino cherries drained, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil and almond extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin cups with batter about 3/4 cup full.
  • Bake for about 15-17 minutes (I like to put a toothpick in the center and if comes out clean then they are done) then remove and let cool.
Keyword baked goods, cherry, chocolate, muffin

 

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Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

Mug with red velvet hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and heart marshmallow crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

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This red velvet hot chocolate is so rich and creamy and can be made in the crock pot in 1 hour. It’s perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or just to spend a cozy day in.

Are you a lover of red velvet? It is one of my most favorite things.  Every afternoon like clock work around 1-2pm I get a sweet craving. The other day I whipped up this crock pot red velvet hot chocolate and it hit the spot! Topped with whipped cream and marshmallows, it is the ultimate sweet treat for yourself or your loved ones.

Scroll down for my recipe.

And for more red velvet treats, check out my red velvet latte, or my red velvet waffles.

Red velvet hot chocolate served in a glass mug on table with heart marshmallows and pink flowers

Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 4oz bar of semi sweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped.
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring (until you get your desired color)
  • Optional – whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles for topping

Directions:

1.) Add the milks, cream, baking chocolate and vanilla extract to a crock pot and whisk together.

2.) Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

3.) Add the red food coloring and mix in until you get your desired color.

4.) Place on keep warm to serve.

5.) Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles.

Enjoy!

Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate in glass mug topped with whipped cream and marshmallows

I love to see what you create! So if you make this, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest.

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Easy crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

Red velvet hot chocolate served in a glass mug on table with heart marshmallows and pink flowers

Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

This red velvet hot chocolate is so rich and can be made in the crock pot in 1 hour. It's the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day or a cozy day in for yourself or your loved ones. Top with marshmallows and whipped cream.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert, Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz bar of semi sweet baking chocolate roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food coloring
  • whipped cream optional
  • marshmallows optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the milks, cream, baking chocolate and vanilla extract to a crock pot and whisk together.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the red food coloring and mix in until you get your desired color.
  • Place on keep warm to serve.
  • Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles.
Keyword chocolate, crock pot, holiday recipes, sweets
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15 Fun Valentine’s Day Finds

15 fun Valentine's Day finds - satin pajamas, valentine's pajamas, wine glasses, Dash waffle iron, Valentine's decor and more

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Here are 15 Fun Valentine’s Day Finds to spoil yourself or loved ones. From fun pajamas, to accessories, decor, wine glasses, a fondue set and more. These are some of my favorite Amazon Valentine’s Day finds for Galentine’s and love day.

15 Fun Valentine’s Day Finds

Headbands – immediately add to cart. These are just too adorable and the cutest way to accessorize for love day. Comes as a 4 pack.

 

Yuxung 4 Pack Valentine's Day Knotted Headbands, Pearl Crystal Gemstone Heart Shape Jewelry Headbands for Women and Girls, Fashionable Retro Headbands for Valentine Party Dating Head Accessories

 

Wine glasses – how gorgeous are these wine glasses? Whether you are sipping on some red at home with your beau or toasting to your girlfriends, these are so pretty.

 

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Pink glitter – this glitter would make for the prettiest drinks. Add it to my Blushing Rose Fizz, click here for the recipe.

 

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Satin pajamas – if lounging at home is your Valentine vibe, these satin pajamas are a must.

 

Valentines Wreath – adorn your front door with this super cute heart wreath.

J'FLORU Valentine's Day Wreaths for Front Door 20 Inch Valentine's Day Wreath with Pink Red Hearts and Berries Valentines Day Gifts Anniversary Wedding Decorations

 

 

Heart shaped  mugs – coffee, tea or hot chocolate would just be darling in these insulated heart shaped mugs. Or try my red velvet latte, click here for recipe.

 

Godinger Espresso Cups, Coffee Mug Set, Heart Mugs, Glass Coffee Mugs, Double Wall Insulated Glass Coffee Cups - 8oz, Set of 2

 

Fondue set – fondue is one of our Valentine’s traditions and I just love this fondue set.

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Slippers – pamper your feet with these comfy slippers.

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Pajamas – for the littles because you need pajamas for every holiday.

 

 

 

Kids shirt – this shirt is perfect for her or him for their school Vday party.

 

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Galentine’s game – bring some fun to your galentine’s party with these card games.

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Floral picks – Make a cute centerpiece for Valentine’s Day.

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Plates – these would be perfect for serving a your Valentine’s fondue or those red velvet waffles.

 

 

Dash waffle iron – a must for Valentine’s breakfast or a Galentine’s brunch.

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Bath Bombs – kids love these bath bombs with fun squishy surprises inside.

 

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9 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas on Amazon

9 Non candy valentine ideas on Amazon

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you still looking for cute Valentine’s ideas for the kids for school or their friends? Here are 9 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas on Amazon. Scroll down below to see all the cute finds and click the links to shop.

9 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas on Amazon

Mochi Squishy Toys

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Bath Bombs

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Pop-Its

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Dinosaur Building Blocks – comes in sea animals and other options too

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