Chocolate Filled Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

4 1 oz.squares bittersweet baking chocolate squares (if you don't have any cocoa, feel free to use 6 squares)
1/3 c. butter
7 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. shortening


3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. sugar
1 2/3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
Rolos or Hershey's bar ( I used dark chocolate)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Melt baking squares and butter.  Stir in cocoa, 6 tbsp. sugar, and shortening until all the chocolate is combined.  In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 c. sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.  Stir in chocolate and mix until well combined.  Stir in flour, salt and baking soda.  Add in chocolate chips.

Line a muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners.  Lightly spray with non stick spray (it helps the muffins to come out of the liners better).  Spoon about 2 tbsp. of batter into each cup.  Press an unwrapped Rolo or break off 2 squares of the Hershey's bar.  Spoon another couple teaspoons over the candy. 

Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the tin.  Serve with a big glass of milk and enjoy!  (believe me, you will enjoy these!)

Here's a tip on chocolate chips:  in order to keep them from sinking in the batter, place them in a sandwich bag, spoon in a bit of flour and shake until they are well covered.  Then when you add them to the batter, fold them in.