Monday, December 5, 2011

Mud Puddles

It's time once again for the Secret Recipe Club's Reveal Day. This time, I was assigned to the blog, Mrs. Happy Homemaker. She has so much good stuff going on and I had a little trouble narrowing down the recipes to just one. I finally ended up choosing her recipe for Mud Puddles. It worked out perfectly since I had to bring a dessert to a Christmas party and I know no one can resist the peanut butter-chocolate combo of these yummy treats.

Making the cookie cups was super easy. However, patience is a virtue as I learned when I tried to remove one of the cookie cups from the muffin tin without letting it cool first. Yeah, totally broke apart. But, oh what a difference 20 minutes makes. Once they had cooled, they popped out perfectly.

Then, you fill them with a dark, fudgy concoction that is so rich and dreamy. The recipe called for using half milk chocolate chips and half semisweet. I found the fudge filling to be a little too sweet for me (I'm a big dark chocolate fan), so I would probably use all semisweet chocolate chips next time.

I also decided to dress them up by sprinkling some crushed Butterfingers on half of them and drizzling the rest with melted white chocolate.

I loved these Mud Puddles and so did the people at the Christmas party because all four dozen of these little babies were gone in a flash. Thanks Mrs. Happy Homemaker for such a crowd-pleasing recipe.

Mud Puddles (Mrs. Happy Homemaker)

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. milk chocolate chips
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325F. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.

Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together. Mix in egg and vanilla. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Shape the dough into 48 balls (I had to chill the dough first), 1 inch each. Place each ball in one compartment of a mini muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake for 14-16 min. or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately make wells in the center of each using a small spoon, melon baller, or your thumb. Cool in pan for 5 min. (I let them cool for 20 min.). Then, carefully remove to wire racks.

For the filling, put the chocolate chips (I would use all semisweet for a darker flavor) in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in the condensed milk and vanilla and mix well until it all melts into creamy fudgy goodness.

Spoon the fudge into the cookies (about a couple teaspoonfuls in each). You can leave them as is or decorate them as you wish (I used crushed Butterfingers and melted white chocolate).

This recipe is linked to:
My Meatless Mondays
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Cookie Blog Hop
Hearth n' Soul
A Little Birdie Told Me
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
What's Cooking Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
These Chicks Cooked
Bake with Bizzy
Sweet Tooth Friday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday


  1. Those are so cute! The Butterfinger ones look amazing.

  2. I love that you chose the mud puddles..that is one of my husband's ultimate favorite cookies!

  3. Those look yummy and wonderful. Great job. Come visit. We have pretzel Health bark today!

  4. Lovely dessert with a precious presentation! I could dive right into those mud puddles!!

  5. Oh my gosh! YUM! And is there really a thing as too sweet??? =o) Love the butterfingers on top. I'm pinning these so I can make them for my cookie exchange. They look so cute!

  6. I just finished baking & now I want to bake again ;) YUM!

  7. What a great recipe! I especially love the cookie cups idea - I am definitely going to try that!

  8. I love these! Cute and unique. Great job :)

  9. A previous co-worker once brought these into work, though they NEVER looked this photogenic. I'm so glad I have the recipe now. I just ned mini muffin tins.

  10. These look so sinful, I could just eat a whole batch. I would but I won't. Okay in all honesty I might. I have to try these. I'm totally blaming you and Mrs Happy when I gain 5 pounds. Lol!

  11. Oh, these look amazing!!! My family would be thrilled with a plate of these beauties. Great SRC pick, Lisa~

  12. Is that what they're called? Someone made these for a work party last Christmas and I thought they were the most delicious thing.

  13. Wow, great pick for this month's SRC (drooling as I type)

  14. Funny name for such a great tasting treat hi hi. Love the decorations you did.

  15. I'm adding these to my list of cookies to make this holiday season- they look so chocolaty good! :)

  16. these look AWESOME. i love how they are a cross btwn cookie and pastry! sending some #cookielove to you. thanks for joining our #lovebloghop!

  17. I love the idea of using Butterfingers! That's my mom's absolute favorite candy so I think a batch of these might be in her future. :)

  18. Oh my goodness! You just make the yummiest looking stuff! Thanks for linking up with my Sweet Party!

  19. These look too yummy to be called mud puddles ;)

  20. These are adorable! I'm with you, I would use a darker chocolate too. Luv the Butterfinger topping.

  21. You had me at "butterfinger". YUM!!!!! Great SRC pick!

  22. I have to make these. They are more like a need than a want. I need these. They are a great combination and they have to taste great. Glad you chose this. Thanks for sharing with Bizzy.

  23. Hi Lisa,
    Your Mud Puddles are just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. Just divine. Had I been at that party, pretty sure I would have parked up right beside that plate!!

  25. Those look DELICOIUS!! YUM! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to follow me back! I also wanted to invite you to my Christmnas Cookie Link Up -
    Beth =-)

  26. I like a dessert that has the word "puddle" in the title. These look rich and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  27. Great choice, Lisa! The muddle puddles look so delicious! I'm spotlighting your post over on my Facebook page today.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17! I always enjoy your recipes!

    Friends who link-up to tomorrow’s party will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Hodgson Mill, so please feel free to stop by and join in the fun & inspiration!

    Warmest wishes,

  28. Thank you for sharing your mud puddles with Let's Do Brunch! They are so cute, and they look just scrumptious!

  29. I made these yesterday for a cookie exchange and sprinkled them with crushed salted pretzels. They were fantastic. Love this recipe! Thank you so much for a new holiday favorite!


  30. I just made these and they turned out amazing! Thank you for the awesome recipe! I will be making these again :)

  31. I made these tonight and they turned out amazing! Thank you for the awesome recipe! I will be making these again :)