Chocolate-Pecan Muffins with Chocolate Sauce

This is a chocolate-pecan muffin recipe that I made for my family after I got home from school. It's easy to make and really warms you up on a cold day! I thought it was a perfect treat right before Thanksgiving. You can sprinkle the muffins with confectioners' sugar when they're done baking, if you like.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
18 muffins



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 18 candied pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix using a rubber spatula until combined; set aside.

  3. Place chocolate chips, milk, and vanilla extract in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir. Microwave until melted, about 30 seconds. Mix together until it is a thick, dark chocolate sauce. Stir into flour mixture until completely combined and light brown in color.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 1/2 to 3/4 full. Place a candied pecan onto the top of each muffin.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use cream instead of milk.

Remember to add the chocolate sauce after you mix the first set of ingredients.

It's easier to use 1 large muffin pan that will fit all 18 muffins, if possible.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
9g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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