Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins and a PAM Giveaway!

Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins.  Sound delectable don’t they?  Trust me when I say they were.  The funny part about the whole process is that I wasn’t actually trying to bake muffins.  My intended end goal was a personal pecan pie that you could eat in one sitting which, when putting fork to mouth, honestly sounds equally as delectable.  Wouldn’t you agree?  Perhaps with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on the top.  Or a small scoop of vanilla bean ice cream placed neatly next to it.  Oh how I love my sweet treats.

With visions of pecan pie running through my head in glorious stomach grumbling fashion while they baked, you can imagine my surprise when I pulled them out and saw the culinary result.  I had to do a double take… and then I had to eat one right then and there to see just exactly what I was dealing with.  It turns out that my unintended consequence was even better than I imagined.  The gingersnap cookie crust became the flour for the muffin and added a subtle pop to the flavor that made it hard to stop eating.  And then there were the nuts and chocolate chips.  Honestly, I couldn’t get over how perfectly they sat at the top of my newly created sweet treat, begging me to take just one more bite.   I’ll tell you what, when pecan pie muffins are involved, I’ll take an unintended consequence any day of the week.


Baking up a batch is fairly simple.  Begin by mashing up a few handfuls of gingersnap cookies.  Add to that a little melted butter and a couple pinches of autumn inspired spice.

Stir the ingredients together and pat down about a tablespoon and a half of the mixture into each PAM sprayed muffin cup.

Moving over to your mixer, collect a couple eggs, a little sugar, some vanilla and a dollop of frangelico.  Drop it all in and give the bowl a quick swirl or two to combine.

Fold in the pecans and chocolate chips.

Time to assemble these little fall time treats.  Pour a bit of the batter into each prepared muffin cup being sure to get a handful of pecans and chips in each one.

Place them into a heated oven and watch the magic happen.  Aren’t they cute?  You know you want one; just admit it.

And in honor of deliciously unintended consequences, I’m going to culminate my time with PAM by offering up a fabulous cooking prize pack to five lucky readers that will allow you to take your very own PAM cooking challenge!

Included in each prize pack is:

1 PAM branded oven mitt
1 PAM branded spatula
1 Pyrex baking dish
1 12-cup muffin tin
and 1 One can of PAM

Enter below with a “sweet” comment.  You can grab additional entries by:

  • Liking PAM on Facebook
  • Tweeting out this contest for others to see (sharing is caring, right?  At least that’s what my mom always told me. )

The contest is for US residents only (sending spray cans overseas can get a bit tricky) and runs through October 18th.  I’ll draw the winners on the 19th and send you an email to let you know you’ve won so be sure to leave a way to get in touch.  Good luck!

Winner winner chicken dinner!  The five randomly drawn winners of the Pam giveaway are:

#22 – Jessie C.
#58 – Sabrina S.
#77 – Amy L.
#46 – Stefani
#56 – Judy S.

Congrats ladies!  I’ll be emailing you shortly to get your information.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins

Yield: Makes 18 Muffins

Total Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

1 3/4 Cup Crushed Ginger Snaps
4 Tbsp Butter, Melted
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Frangelico
2 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
11/2 Cups Pecans

Directions:

Mix together the ginger snaps, melted butter, the tablespoon of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Press about a tablespoon and a half of the cookie mixture into the bottom of each greased muffin cup.

In a mixing bowl, blend together the eggs, sugars, maple syrup, vanilla, frangelico and salt.

Stir in the pecans and the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into each muffin cup making sure to get a handful of chocolate chips and pecans in each one.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Note:  I am working with Edelman to help test out their new and improved PAM cooking spray and am being compensated for my time.  As always, all opinions are strictly my own.

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84 Responses to “Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins and a PAM Giveaway!”

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    Terri — October 11, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    My husband-to-be is a good Southern fellow who loves pecans. He was also blessed with quite a sweet tooth; anything chocolate brings a smile to his face. I’d love to make these chocolate pecan pie muffins for him! I’d love to be entered into the contest for the PAM prize pack! Thanks!

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    Andi T. — October 11, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    Ahhh! I love this! Pecan Pie is my favorite, but muffins are more my level of baking :)

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    Alicia K — October 11, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    I love muffins! And pecans! And chocolate!

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    Alicia K — October 11, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    I tweeted!

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    anne Alesauskas — October 11, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

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    Cara — October 11, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    This recipe is right up my alley!

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    anne Alesauskas — October 11, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    i love this recipe and have to make it soon! anne

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    Cara — October 11, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

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    alysha — October 11, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    I’m a muffin girl through and through, and I love pecan pie. I just made some Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins that I’m loving right now, but I would love to add your recipe to my file. thanks for sharing!

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    Gena@MsDivinesMelange — October 12, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Mmmmmm….chocolate and pecans and pie and muffins AND alcohol? YUM!

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    Rita — October 12, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    I just wanted to let you know I use Pam and have been for years. Printing out this great recipe; you ar a genious to come up with this one.
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    Valerie — October 12, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    Num! I love pecan pie and this would be a perfect way to enjoy it in a reasonable portion!

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    Jen M O — October 12, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    The individual pecan pie muffins look great!

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    Jessie C. — October 12, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Love the recipe! DDs would LOVE theses muffins.

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    Jessie C. — October 12, 2011 @ 10:56 am

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    Christi P. — October 12, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    I can hardly wait to go home and make these…very clever idea!!

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    Jenna — October 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    It’s funny that your sweet treat baked up so differently than you’d imagined–but more delicious. I wish that I could make mistakes like that every day! =)
    And I would totally love to PAM it up in my kitchen–I discovered baking sprays only recently and they’re simply the bomb.

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    Mari — October 12, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    I have no FB, so I won’t participate, but I had to congratulate you, these look irresistibly delicious!

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    Pat R — October 12, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Nothing better than pecan pie!

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    Pat R — October 12, 2011 @ 11:57 am

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    Pat R — October 12, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    I already “like” and follow Mommie Cooks on FB

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    Christi P. — October 12, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    I am already a follower of your FB page :)

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    Christi P. — October 12, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    “Liked” Pam on FB too….

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    Christi P. — October 12, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

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    Melissa B — October 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    These sound awesome. I LOVE Pecan Pie.
    Now I want to leave work early and bake!

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    Katie — October 12, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    These look so good!

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    Kelli — October 12, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    portion controlled pecan pie, nice! plus that gingersnap crust looks YUMMY!

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    Rach — October 12, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    Mm, these look delicious!

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    Chantal — October 12, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    I would love to be able to make my own chocolate covered caramels!

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    maureen delema — October 13, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    Your recipe for the pecan pie muffins calls for 1/4 cup white sugar, and 3/4 cups white sugar. Is that correct?

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    Stefani — October 13, 2011 @ 4:14 am

    I love pecan pie! Chocolate pecan pie muffins sound so yummy–definitely a great idea!

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    Stefani — October 13, 2011 @ 4:23 am

    && tweeted the giveaway!
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    Amy @ A Little Nosh — October 13, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    OMG, these look so good. I don’t care for pecan pie, but I would totally eat these. I’ve pinned them!

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    Krystal — October 13, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    Those look perfect for a fall party!

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    maureen — October 13, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Would love to mnake these, but there is a typo in your recipe. Do you mean to add 1/4 cup of white sugar AND 3/4 cups white sugar? Please explain.

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    Sabrina Smith — October 13, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    Thank You for the chance!
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    Rani Shahid — October 13, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    This would make a great addition to my kitchen!
    thank you!

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    susitravl — October 14, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Wow – what a great recipe – can’t wait to try these. Maybe I will make them tomorrow. Unless I can’t wait, then I will make them tonight.
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    Rochelle — October 15, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    Your Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins recipe looks scrumptious! I will have to try these soon :). Thanks!

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    grace — October 15, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    magnificent! i’ve done regular pecan pie muffins many times, yet it’s never occurred to me to add chocolate. duh! :)

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    karen — October 15, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Nice baby pie/muffins – perfect for fall!
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    maureen — October 16, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    I made these last night. They are delicious!!!!! I didn’t have any frangelico, so I used southern comfort. Also, I toasted my pecans before adding them to the mix.

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    carmen — October 16, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    these look delicious!

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    speechfoodie — October 16, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    i love recipes that sound delicious and are easy to make! cant wait to try this! :)

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    Amy L — October 17, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    The muffins look amazing!

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    Cathy W — October 17, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Those look so yummy, thank you for the recipe.

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    Forgot to say for an extra entry that I “like” MC on FB. =)

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    cupcakes barcelona blog — December 13, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    thanks for sharing your recipe!

    I am always looking for something new, to bake, eat and write in my blog,…I will try this one soon

    The pictures are really good quality! I also love to take pictures of my muffins

    regards, Muffinella

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