Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins

Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins: rich, moist chocolate muffins with dark chocolate acai and blueberry! #chocolatemuffins #copycat @brookside_choc

I forgot to mention in that title that I have a fun giveaway for you all today! Courtesy of Brookside Chocolate!

I was recently sent one of the most beautiful, thoughtful packages from Brookside Chocolate. They had reached out to me asking if I’d like to give their chocolates a try. Seriously. Who says no to chocolate?

Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins: rich, moist chocolate muffins with dark chocolate acai and blueberry! #chocolatemuffins #copycat @brookside_choc

What I didn’t expect is this lovely package that arrived at my door. Filled with items that I personally “liked” on pinterest! They went on pinterest to find products I love! How thoughtful, right??? (below is a picture of the gift I received…find out what yours will include….)

The bags of chocolate were delicious! Easy to eat on the go snacks, and my family is always on the go! My favorites were the Pomegranate, but I think it’s only because I can’t seem to take in enough pomegranates these days. And I didn’t have to take the seeds out of the fruit. Brookside took care of that for me, and then covered them in chocolate. Nice, right?

Anyways, YOU all are going to get the opportunity to win a prize package from Brookside Chocolate too!

This New Year for me has been about balance. Balancing healthy eating, exercise, and my love for food! Brookside will provide ONE tasting kit to the lucky winner and it will include the following: (APPROX. VALUE: $80)- be sure to enter Rafflecopter at bottom of page!

1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Açai with Blueberry

1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry

 3 serving bowls with a central loop handle (each bowl is an 8 oz. well)

Stainless Steel Server

Cheese Grip Board

2 Stemless Wine Glasses

Grocery Gift Card ($30)

Gaiam® Exercise Headband

Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins: rich, moist chocolate muffins with dark chocolate acai and blueberry! #chocolatemuffins #copycat @brookside_choc

Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins: rich, moist chocolate muffins with dark chocolate acai and blueberry! #chocolatemuffins #copycat @brookside_choc

I think that sounds wonderful. If you haven’t already tried their chocolate, let me be the first to tell you how good they are. And these muffins have a sweet surprise in them. I used the Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry in addition to milk chocolate chips to sweeten them up. I also baked them up in my jumbo muffin pan, so they are just like those big bakery style muffins you find in the stores!

Love these chocolate muffins? You may also enjoy some of my other favorite muffin recipes….

Apple Spice Muffins with Caramel Glaze: these don’t last very long in our house, they are too delicious to eat just one!

Apple Spice Muffins with Caramel Glaze

Apple Raisin Cobblestone Muffins: created to copycat my favorite Panera Bread pastry! YUM.

Apple Raisin Cobblestone Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins: One of my favorite flavor combinations, cranberry and orange…in a muffin!

Cranberry Orange Muffins

In addition to muffins, I also like baking Muffin Tops! I use my whoopie pie pan to bake these…

Banana Muffin Tops: delicious banana muffins. Well, the tops of the muffins. Moist and perfect on the go!

banana muffin tops

Blueberry Muffin Tops: these are just like my favorite blueberry muffins from the bakery, but in TOP form! haha, get it?

Blueberry Muffin Tops

Carrot Cake Muffin Tops: tastes like carrot cake, and I even topped them with cream cheese icing!

Carrot Cake Muffin Tops

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Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins

Yield: 10 jumbo muffins


  • 7 oz milk chocolate bars, chopped (use good quality)
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate morsels, divided
  • 7 oz pkg Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels


  1. In a small saucepan, melt 7oz milk chocolate bars with butter, whisking until smooth.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix sour cream with brown sugar. Add melted chocolate and butter mixture, combining completely. Mix in corn syrup, egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Combine until fully incorporated. Fold in 1/3 cup mini chocolate morsels and Brookside Chocolate.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place liners in jumbo muffin cups. Fill 3/4 full. Bake for 25 minutes, remove, and immediately sprinkle remaining min chocolate morsels and milk chocolate morsels on top of muffin. Allow to cool in pan 10 minutes.
  4. **if making regular sized muffins, bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes.

**Shugary Sweets was not compensated for this post, however product was provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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104 Responses to “Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins”

  1. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I never say no to chocolate…especially when it starts off my day!!! What yummy looking muffins!!!

    I have been trying to eat a better balanced diet and working out at the gym on a more regular basis!!!

    • Vera K
      posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Balance in my life is rooted in yoga. I always feel more balanced after I do it.

  2. Wendy Jorgensen
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Everyone already knows that Dark Chocolate has great health benefits, but Brookside Chocolate takes first place in good taste! My New Year has seen some changes in diet, like eating more salad and smaller portions of food.

  3. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Mmm, chocolate for breakfast.

  4. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Who can say no to chocolate in form of this huge muffin? Especially the mini morsels sell it to me 😉
    Not a US citizen but the gift package looks awesome!

  5. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Ooooh such chocolatey goodness!!!

  6. Jeffrey
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I maintain a balance by running marathons so I can eat whatever the heck I want. Its a small price to pay but what can I say, I LOVE SWEETS!

  7. Tracey Vianden
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I try to find balance by walking each day on the treadmill before leaving for work. I love chocolate and can’t wait try these muffins.

  8. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I’m trying to find balance in my life by actually taking some time for myself at a workout class. I work fulltime, so it’s hard to take more time away from my daughter, but it’s oh so good for me!

    Thanks for this fantastic looking muffin recipe, and for the chance to win!

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Exercise is VERY good for you, and in the long run your daughter will be happy that you’re healthy!

  9. sue
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I am trying to find balance by spending more time for me, exercising, and trying to eat better:)

  10. Marilyn
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for this recipe…they sound amazing! Cant wait to try them….thanks, too, for the opportunity to win!

  11. Amy Reed
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve been working on making sure I start the day with a healthy breakfast and eat more fruits and veggies. I also now take a calcium and vitamin d supplement to keep my bones strong. Plus having a new puppy, I am doing A LOT more walking – 5 miles every day!

    I also try to keep the mindset that age is just a number!

  12. Jessica
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I’m trying to balance my work and fun better this year! Usually I sacrifice everything for work and school but I’m making more time for my family and friends this year!

  13. Tracy
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Yay!!!! I love breakfast!!

  14. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I only eat a little bit of what I bake and give the rest away. That way I am not tempted. I also skate three times a week. That is how I try to stay balanced.

  15. Liz
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Double chocolate muffins…can’t go wrong with that! To bad you didn’t live closer because I could help you with all your leftovers!

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

      I wish you could help me, that would certainly achieve balance…one for me, one for you!

  16. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    don’t deny myself chocolate, just limit it and try to increase my activity when I do indulge

  17. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I am 33 weeks pregnant with a 2 year old. The only way to get balance is to sit on my butt and relax while he naps (which I am doing now).

  18. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    What a lovely (and thoughtful) gift! I have to admit to doing the same thing for my sister this year! Thankyou, Pinterest.

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:10 am

      how sweet, I’m sure your sister was touched as well!!

  19. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    My mouth is drooling while looking at this post! AMAZING! :)

  20. Dawna
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    The cranberry/orange muffin tops look totally delish so I’ve bookmarked them for later. Right now, I’m getting ready to try my hand at a couple of new Rice Krispie treat recipes…you’re such a baaaaaaad (but oh so good) influence Aimee. =)

  21. karen
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Balance in my life. That is not as easy as most people think. I have been trying to eat a more balanced diet–hard to do when I would rather eat a cupcake for breakfast then oatmeal.

  22. Kristen
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I am trying to eat more chocolate to balance my life!

  23. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I need chocolate muffins for breakfast, methinks. That’s good balance, right? Chocolate for all three meals and dessert?

    Seriously, what the heck is balance, lol.

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Balance is an apple in one hand and a cookie in the other. Right?

  24. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Can never get enough chocolate! :)

  25. Holly B
    posted Feb 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I’m trying really hard to be aware of my tv/ computer time and cut it down quite a bit so I have a healthier balance. Its so easy for me to get sucked in and lose track of time!

  26. posted Feb 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    With a sweet tooth like mine, it is definitely hard to find balance! As a college student, it can be hard to stay healthy. I joined a local gym (not the school’s) so that I can workout early in the morning before classes! I have been trying to eat lots more fresh vegetables and trying hard to cut back my caffeine intake!

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Oh caffeine, how we love you! I’m trying to cut back as well, it’s just so hard.

  27. Jessie C.
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Yoga helps me to balance my life

  28. Kimberly H
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:53 am

    We are trying to eat more fruits and veggies and walk more.

  29. Debbie Bray
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 1:41 am

    trying to prioritize

  30. Sallie
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I’ve started working out 3-4x week at a great bootcamp class – it’s definitely helping me manage stress and lose some weight!

  31. Renee
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I can’t wait to make this, love me some chocolate but will be trying your vanilla bean cupcakes first for a baby shower.

  32. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 6:53 am

    To find balance, I do everything one step at a time. Finish what I started and move on to the next. I always, no matter what find at least 20 minutes to exercise everyday and for treats, no treat is off, just have what you like in moderation!

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Finish what I start is always hard for me! I get caught doing the next thing before i’m done with the first!!!

  33. Linda
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Chocolate (muffins) for breakfast…..there’s nothing better!

  34. Tasha N.
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Balance? What’s that? The only thing I try to balance is keeping 3 kids and a husband happy! And Chocolate always helps with that!

  35. Jody Robinson
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I am currently on dialysis and limited to snacks, so when I treat myself I grab a snack which includes Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate!

  36. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Those muffins look amazing, Aimee! YUM! I’m trying to balance work and home life… never enough hours in the day it seems! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and recipe!

    Love Always,

  37. Roma
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:13 am

    You had me at “chocolate”!

  38. Charlotte Moore
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I try to use coconut oil and whole wheat flour when I can. I also use butter and not margarine anymore.

    My hubby would love this chocolate. I have never heard of this brand.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Donna Ingalls
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    To have balance in my life must include time for me to regroup at night. I make it a point to shut off all electronics, relax and read in bed. I do this 1/2 hour before I got to bed and it gives me time to debrief and get it together. Shutting off my electronics was difficult for me at first, but it really works and relaxes me.

  40. Terry O
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I am working on balancing my life by getting up a little earlier in the morning. Sometimes I exercise, sometimes I just have quiet time for me before my son wakes up. It helps me focus before the rest of the day goes by in a blur!! :)

  41. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I stay balanced with a great workout routine throughout the week and not stressing out over eating the foods that I love. If I want something, I’ll have it! Just might mean I have to put in a little extra time at the gym :)

  42. Laura D
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Oh those look delicious!!! I must make these!

  43. Heather
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Balance? We are supposed to be balanced? I try to be as organized as I can. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Muffins look so delicious!

  44. Krista E.
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

    It’s a day-to-day thing for me. Try to stay organized and make sure there is at least one night a week we don’t have any activities.

  45. sandy
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I love all your recipes and contests!! However, I don’t think it s fair if the winners are based on being able to say they follow you in all ways. I follow on facebook but I do not use twitter, so winners should be picked from anyone that follows you even if only in one way. Thanks for all your ideas and recipes. I especially like todays muffin tops. Also, I LOVE choclate and the dark choc pomegranates are my families favorite!

    • posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Hi Sandy, you don’t have to follow all ways to be entered. I will double check the rafflecopter to make sure it’s clear. Just by leaving a comment on this blog post enters you in the giveaway. Following me and Brookside the other ways are more opportunities for entry! Good luck and I’m so glad to have you as a follower :)

  46. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I’m trying to eat better all around. I tend to skip breakfast. I should eat some jumbo muffins (if only I had these now)! I love, love, love those blueberries!!!

  47. Anne
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

    To find balance, I’m trying to get outside more. Even a short walk with the dog can turn my day right around.

  48. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I just had some Blueberry Cheese cake muffins (not from scratch….shame on me) this a.m. and I’m pretty sure these chocolate muffins would have tasted much better! I want one…like now!

  49. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

    What a wonderful giveaway–I want to try that chocolate! Looks delicious. I am trying to have balance in my life by setting aside at least one night a week for “me” time. So that can be reading, yoga, cooking, watching a movie, ect. Life gets crazy and I must admit there really isn’t a lot of time for me to focus on bettering myself or just giving myself to enjoy the small things and not worry about the daily grind!

  50. Ummehaani
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Love ur muffin recipes :)
    Thanks soo much

  51. Ummehaani
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I try to keep balance in my life by setting aside scheduled times for important things like time with my family n date nights with my husband :)

  52. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Balance…? I gotta figure that one out once baby comes. It’s always hard getting it back after having a baby. Probably wouldn’t hurt to include chocolate in the balance of things though, right?

  53. DebbieD
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Chocolate is my best friend… We have to have some chocolate at least once a day! Would love to be entered for the drawing…

  54. Miss Violet Love
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Moderation keeps my life pretty balanced. I can’t cut out everything, other wise I’d just crack!

  55. Sherri
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I am trying to make myself eat some kind of breakfast every day and adding chocolate to muffins sounds yummy and much easier to make myself since I don’t really like eat breakfast foods.

  56. Charlene Glover
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    trying to eat better and exercise

  57. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I’m ready to break through my computer screen and reach for one of these guys. Yum!

  58. Shelly
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve been watching what I eat and exercising 6 days a week.

  59. Kristen M.
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Chocolate for breakfast, yes please! Great looking muffins.

  60. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Chocolate muffins are how you should start every morning! Plus they do have Acai berries in them so that amps up the health factor.

  61. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    These look amazing! I love any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast. Can’t wait to make these!

  62. Kristin
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I try to find balance by taking at least an hour of “me time” every day where I read or take a nap…whichever I need more…

  63. Armindy M
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I find balance by making daily to-do lists and sticking to them. Otherwise, I’ll find myself under a pile of blankets with a pack of oreos in my hand, watching a 4-day marathon of Grey’s on Netflix.

  64. Kirra Branch
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Chocolate Muffins!! I couldn’t think of a better way to start of my day. They look absolutely delicious. :) I’m trying to balance my life with exercising and only having one small treat a day. :)
    Also, thanks for the opportunity to win some amazing chocolate.

  65. Cynthia L.
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I’m trying to be balanced by distressing more and finding some me time! Have to take care of me first before taking care of everyone else.

  66. Carrie M
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Eating better and not slipping and breaking my d*** arm.

  67. Kristina C
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I try to find balance by going for walks with my little ones – when I am pushing them in the double stroller they enjoy the scenery and I enjoy the opportunity to have a little “me” thinking time!

  68. Ashley
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Eating good food. Yummy food that is nourishing.

  69. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Balance for me is running 3 miles so I can eat a brownie :) Or eating cereal for dinner because I want dessert. Not sure it is advised, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do!

  70. Kathy
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Love muffins! And chocolate ones are my kids’ favorite so I gotta try these!

  71. Skylar S
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Eating healthier and spending more time with family.

  72. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I’m a student, so I’m working very hard to balance my academics with my social life (:

  73. Marjorie Nath
    posted Feb 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I haven’t had good chocolate in over 3 years. Their chocolate looks fantastic especially to a chocoholic. Thank you for a chance at this great giveaway.

  74. Sara L.
    posted Feb 5, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I have been trying to eat smarter and work out more. Boring, but true.

  75. rachel
    posted Feb 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    By eating more salad!!

  76. posted Feb 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    My Grandma had a heart attack the day after Christmas & thankfully she is okay, but she has been healthy her entire 83 years. As I am her next of kin, I’ve had to take care of alot of health & financial business for her. One of her requirements was to start walking to help her heart. I too have done the same. Along with her & my oldest daughter running her first TinkerBell Half Marathon, I’ve been inspired by both! This is a whole new year, a better year than last & I want to start it off right. I’ve completed my first 5K & continue to train so I too may complete my first Half!

  77. posted Feb 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Gorgeous muffins and I must find some of that chocolate!

  78. Ttrockwood
    posted Feb 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I am trying to create balance by scheduling in gym classes, preparing my own healthy meals and prioritizing friends and family over my crazy stressful job

  79. Kim Catapano
    posted Feb 6, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Balancing things in my life such as eating healthy, exercising, keeping my mind sharp and myself stress free as much as possible is something I work at everyday and find that focusing is an important aspect in achieving that balance.

  80. Amelia
    posted Feb 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Great recipe and great giveaway!

  81. meredith
    posted Feb 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I try to take some time each day to focus on important things so I can not worry about the small stuff – thats important so i can have balance

    posted Feb 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I am trying to think about the food choices I make and those for my family

  83. Margot C
    posted Feb 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

    I do yoga, I ride my bike – I eat dark chocolate.

  84. Pauline Gudas
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I absolutely love chocolate. The dark chocolate is bt fat my favorite. Can’t wait to try this recipe

  85. Doreen
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Trying to incorporate less starches/carbs, and add more veggies.

  86. Dawn
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Balance?! With all the running around I do with 3 kids all in activities I am lucky if I remember to eat :) I guess mostly we have good food with “treats” in moderation…I could really use to exercise more.

    • posted Feb 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

      haha, I usually have no problem remembering to eat. I think the good food with treats in moderation is a great way to go!

  87. Summer Blizzard
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    My son said that i absolutely have to make the double chocolate cupcakes. They look really good. Thanks for sharing.

  88. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I live balanced by enjoying treats and not feeling guilty about it!

  89. Denise O
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Like most, I struggle with balance on a daily basis. I think throughout the week I do a decent job, but only because I make the time on the weekends to shop & line up healthy meals for the week. Sometimes everything goes out the window & it’s soup/sandwich for dinner. But at east it’s better than the fast food it would have been before….

  90. posted Apr 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    You could certainly see your expertise within the work you write.

  91. Divya
    posted Jun 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    This isn’t just a double chocolate. This is a chocolate muffin to the sixth power with all these chocolate items in it :::)))

  92. Carol reeves
    posted Nov 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I would love to win and try the chocolate in the recipes you provided Thanking you mrs carol redves

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