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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins With A Pink Glaze

These yummy Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with maraschino cherries and topped with a pretty pink glaze. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Cherry muffins with a pink glaze on a cake stand.

I was looking for a fun treat to make for my kids for Valentine’s Day and I found a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins in my husband’s family cook book.

I was hesitant to make them because I’m normally not a big fan of maraschino cherries, but I found a higher-end brand at the store and I could barely taste them in the muffins.

The muffins turned out delicious and my kids (and husband) gobbled them right up.

The pink glaze makes them especially perfect for the holiday as a yummy breakfast or afternoon snack.

How to make Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins – Step by Step

PREHEAT your oven to 375 degrees.

WHISK 1 egg, 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil together in a medium mixing bowl.

Whisked eggs in a mixing bowl.

STIR 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into the wet ingredients just until moist.

Muffin batter in a mixing bowl.

DRAIN 1 (10 ounce) jar of maraschino cherries, saving 3 tablespoons of the juice.

CHOP the cherries into quarters and fold into the batter along with 3/4 cup of miniature chocolate chips.

Cherry chocolate chip muffin batter in a mixing bowl.

LIGHTLY grease a muffin tin and use a 1/4 measuring cup to add batter to each cup.

Cherry chip muffin batter in a muffin tin.

BAKE for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

ALLOW the muffins to cool for 10 minutes and then move from the pan to a wire rack.

COMBINE 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of the reserved cherry juice to make the glaze. Start with 1 tablespoon of juice at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

Pink glaze in a white bowl.

DRIZZLE the glaze over the cooled muffins using a spoon or fork.

Cherry muffin recipe.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

If you’re not a huge fan of maraschino cherries like I am, try the Mezzetta brand. Or I’ve also heard good things about Amaretto cocktail cherries.

You could also try frozen whole cherries that have been thawed or fresh cherries as substitutions for the maraschino cherries.

Easy chocolate chip muffins with cherries.

If you do choose fresh or frozen cherries, you will have to use milk to make the glaze and tint it with some food coloring to get the pink tint.

You could definitely use regular size chocolate chips for these muffins, but the mini size gives more chips in each bite!

Cherry chip muffins on a cake stand.

If you like nuts, fold in 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts with the cherries and chocolate chips.

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Cherry chocolate chip muffin on a plate.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

The Ashcroft Family Table
These yummy Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with maraschino cherries and topped with a pretty pink glaze. They're perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 regular or 24 mini muffins
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

For Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons reserved cherry juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Whisk egg, milk, and vegetable oil together in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Stir flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt into the wet ingredients just until moist.
  • Drain the jar of maraschino cherries, saving 3 tablespoons of the juice.
  • Chop the cherries into quarters and fold them into the batter along with chocolate chips.
  • Lightly grease a muffin tin and use a 1/4 measuring cup to add batter to each cup.
  • Bake the muffins for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes and then move from the pan to a wire rack.
  • Combine powdered sugar and reserved cherry juice to make the glaze. Start with 1 tablespoon of juice at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled muffins using a spoon or fork.

Notes

You can fold in 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts with the cherries and chocolate chips, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 185mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24g
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