Snow Day Double Cocoa Muffins
For mom’s snow days can be stressful, wondering how you will keep the kids entertained for hours on end. Will you run out of everyone’s favorite snacks? Will the power go out in the middle of the snow storm?
For kids, the first sign of those flakes equals FUN! It’s amazing how even in the most brutal of snow storms, kids just never feel it! Snow days give the kids what they need to act out their greatest adventures in life.
I feel like often I tell the kids no. For example, “no, don’t run down the hill”. But, on a snow day, we run for the hills! Snow days teach ME to let go a little bit and have some fun with the kids!
This was a snow day where their imaginations just ran wild and anything became possible it seemed!
Of course, after this epic day we need to come in and get warmed up! There’s nothing better than a delicious hot cocoa and a nutritious snack. My kids love to get busy in the kitchen with me and on snow days since we have all the time in the world, it’s the perfect time to try a new recipe!
After hours of playtime, Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Powder turns the kids’ glass of milk into an irresistibly delicious and nutritious chocolate milk that we both can enjoy. With 7 essential vitamins and minerals, no artificial colors or flavors and 8g of protein when combined with an 8oz glass of lowfat milk, Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Powder will fuel your kids for some serious snow day fun!
Let’s not forget that Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Powder has 45% less sugar than the leading syrup brand.
One of our favorite recipes to enjoy with our hot cocoa are Double Cocoa Muffins. While they sound rich, I can assure you these Double Cocoa Muffins are nutritious!
Double Cocoa Muffins
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® Nesquik® Chocolate Powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup low fat milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Mix all ingredients together except for the chocolate chips.
- Gently fold the chips in.
- In a lined or greased muffin tin, fill the tins.
- Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes before removing from the tins to a wire rack.