It’s officially summer. Me and the littles started it out right by ambushing the older boys at the bus stop with water guns on the last day of school. I embrace the no schedules and later bedtimes. I take that back. I like schedules. My owwwwn schedule. Even though it’s summer, the kids know everyday there are chores to be done before we play. And then we play hard. I’ve learned that happy kids are ones that are well fed and well played. The kids have learned that happy moms are ones that have a clean house and 10 minutes to shower alone.
I asked you all on Facebook if you wanted to see Coconut Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins or Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins and from the results the Coconut Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins barely won out. Which means the other muffins will probably make there way on this blog soon. I realized also that people who don’t like coconut, REALLY don’t like coconut. So I apologize to those who can’t stand the stuff but I love anything coconut. I have every coconut candle, lotion, or food that can be bought.
So why chocolate chips in this muffin? I was dreaming about the Key Lime Pie on a Stick bars you can get in the Keys. It’s a full slice of pie dipped in chocolate. It’s dreamy. You could certainly add white chocolate chips but I love the delicate nature of the mini chocolate chips. I wanted to use natural coconut for all of the coconut flavor but it wasn’t enough for me so I used some coconut extract. The topping is a crunchy butter/sugar mixture with some coconut that gets toasted while baking.