A little nutty...

One of my favorite bars as a child was the good old "Marathon" (now renamed as Snickers),and  pocket money from my great grandfather, of one pound, would buy me a Supercan of coke, a marathon bar and my weekly copy of "the Mandy"... Thems were the days... 

So now, but only on very sunny days, I will often treat myself to a snickers bar, keep it in my pocket until its soft, sit on a wall somewhere and then eat it very carefully, enjoying every bite...

Marathon Muffins 
(aka Snickers Muffins from guess who? Yep Nigella Lawson... I really must branch out and buy another baking book!!)

You'll need
250g Plain Flour
100g Golden Caster Sugar
1.5 tablespoons baking powder
Pinch Salt
6 tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter
60g Melted Butter
1 Beaten Large Egg
175 ml Milk
3 Snickers Bars, chopped into small pieces

Preheat your oven to 200c and line your muffin tray with muffin cases.  Stir together flour sugar, baking powder and salt. Add peanut butter and mix until you have a bowl of crumbs, then in a seperate bowl, add the melted butter and egg to the milk and mix.  Mix the wet ingredients gently into peanut butter mix
and stir in the chopped snickers bars.  Divide mixture between 12 muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.


Ciara said...

Oh Lisa, that opening paragraph is THE most perfect description of childhood I've read in AGES!! Sitting on a warm wall....

Emily said...

these sound delightful. You have to love Nigella. Snicker bars were, and still are, my favorite type of chocolate bar. I'm not old enough to know they as Marathon bars though.

Lo said...

Oh, Lisa -- Thems WERE the days. How I long for that simplicity!

Lacking that, I think these cupcakes will do in a pinch :)

Ingrid said...

I've never eaten a snickers bar except when it's been added to a dessert. I recently added them to a boxed brownie mix to kick the brownies up a notch. I've yet to blog about 'em.

I've also never made a Nigella recipe. I know many people love her recipes. With all that said your I'm diggin' your muffins! :-)