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Hungry Girl Today: 3.18.14


Bite it!
Hungry Girl's Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Muffin

HG Muffin Stuffed
Just LOOK at that rich chocolate muffin and its yummy caramel core! You will not believe how easy this four-ingredient recipe is to make. We'd do it in our sleep, if we were more skillful sleepers. (P.S. We're kidding... Please do not attempt "sleep cooking.")

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes

1 box moist-style devil’s food cake mix (15.25 - 18.25 oz.)
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
12 cubes chewy caramel (like Kraft Traditional Caramels)
1 tsp. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix cake mix with pumpkin until completely smooth and uniform. (Batter will be thick.)

Evenly distribute batter into the cups of the muffin pan. Press a caramel halfway into the center of each, and smooth batter over the top to enclose the caramel.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into a muffin (avoiding the caramel) comes out mostly clean, about 20 minutes.

Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

P.S. If not eating immediately, reheat muffins in the microwave for about 15 seconds to melt the caramel just before eating.


Serving Size: 1 muffin (1/12th of recipe)
Calories: 197
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 347mg
Carbs: 40g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 23.5g
Protein: 2.5g

PointsPlus® value 5*

Fight it!
Starbucks' Chocolate Caramel Muffin

Move Along, Muffin to See Here…
Who doesn't get a little tingly thinking about a chocolate muffin with a caramel center? But a glance at the stats for the above item sends us straight to Bummer Town -- over 400 calories and 20g fat! Luckily, we're here to right wrongs and make sure you get a fudgy muffin with gooey caramel in the middle... guilt-free, of course. First, we turned to our classic Yum Yum Brownie Muffin recipe. This means a deliciously easy chocolate treat, plus a li'l fiber boost from canned pure pumpkin (which is always welcome!). Then we added those classic chewy caramels to the centers, baked the batter, and BOOM! You've got the kind of muffin you can't resist... and one so impressive in the stats department, you don't need to!

Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories: 410
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 310mg
Carbs: 56g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 35g
Protein: 5g

PointsPlus® value 12*

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