Starbuck’s Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins are great take along breakfasts and I’m always willing to try something new. This time I wanted to use up some Starbucks hot cocoa mix we bought at Christmastime. Instead of letting the cocoa go to waste, I thought I would try and create a muffin recipe using it as an ingredient. I’m glad I did, these chocolate chip filled muffins were a big hit!

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsYou can use any hot cocoa mix, Starbucks just happened to be the brand that I had on hand. Santa was nice enough to bring each of my four kids their own canister so I had plenty to choose from now that the warm weather is setting in. I also have a caramel flavored one I want to try these with!

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsThese muffins are filled with big chocolate chips and lots of great chocolate flavor.

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsAs you can see, they were a big enough hit with my daughter that she wanted to share them on her Facebook page with her friends.

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsI adapted a few tried and true muffin recipes to come up with this one and I’m really happy with the results.

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsSince sinking chocolate chips can be an issue with muffins, I divided some of the batter up into the muffin cups before adding the chips. Then you add the chocolate chips to the remaining batter and distribute it among the muffin cups. This will keep any of the chips from baking on the bottom.

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsHope you try these, they were chocolatey and delicious and a great way to use up leftover hot cocoa!

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip MuffinsMuffins are a great after school snack and perfect for tossing in lunch sacks as well!

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Starbuck’s Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Calories per serving: 266.1

Fat per serving: 12.6 g


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Starbucks Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray or line 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, hot cocoa mix, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, milk, and melted butter. (Make sure the melted butter is cool before you add it.)
  4. Fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Add chocolate chips to remaining batter in bowl and fold in. Divide remaining batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Leave to cool in the muffin tin for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from tin and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes from Amanda

Saturated fat: 7.6 g Unsaturated fat: 3.1 g Carbohydrates: 34.8 g Sugar: 19.7 g Fiber: 2.1 g Protein: 3.8 g Cholesterol: 52.3 mg

Starbuck's Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins


  1. says

    WOW, I will have to make these just because they are chocolate but also because my daughter works at Starbucks and this will show her a great way to use their products.

  2. says

    Amanda, these muffins are lovely and your photos are beautiful! I’ve never made a chocolate muffin before but I’d love to try these. Your recipes that I’ve tried before have been smashing successes, so I’m sure these will be too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    ::gasp:: These are WOWsome – I’ve never seen a chocolate muffin so moist and dark! I’m drooling for a bite… I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

  4. says

    Good Morning! I wanted to let you know that I featured this deliciousness in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see if you have a minute.


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