Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.4
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
  • Sodium: 125.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Introduction

Moist and not too sweet, these banana-chocolate chip muffins are tasty for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. Moist and not too sweet, these banana-chocolate chip muffins are tasty for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    3 large bananas
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup melted butter or unsweetened applesauce (recipe calculated using applesauce)
    Chocolate chips (to taste--1 cup calculated)

Tips

My sister-in-law experimented with many different recipes to get this right. She is a great cook and we all love her muffins. This can also be put in a bread pan to make banana bread.


Directions

Mash bananas
add sugar and egg
add melted butter
add dry ingredients
mix in chocolate chips
Bake for 18 - 20 minutes at 375

** I use applesauce in place of butter to make it more healthy/less calories and they still taste REALLY good and I use whole wheat flour. These are delicious muffins, hey anything with chocolate chips usually is.

***To get 24 muffins, I do not fill the muffin tins. I usually fill them about 1/2 way or less.

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  • 15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    How many calories is the recipe with the unsweetened applesauce (since it's less than when you use butter)? Is it 103 calories with the applesauce or butter? - 7/6/09

    Reply from TRUTHISBEAUTY (7/20/09)
    when I plugged in the ingredients I used the applesauce and wheat flour...so that's where the 103 came from.


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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    These are DELISH!!! I just made a batch, 12 med size muffins. I used 2 very ripe bananas, the applesauce instead of oil, and 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips. Mmmmmmmmmmm!!! I'm freezing the rest before I cave in for more. Next time, I'm going to try making them gluten free. Definite keeper! - 6/3/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These were very good, however to get 24 muffins they are pretty teeny tiny. I may double the recipe and make 24 normal size muffins, because they are definitely good. I only used 3 T of semi sweet choc chips and it was enough. Oh and I also just used 1/2C of sugar and they were plenty sweet. - 10/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These were good! I made some modifications:
    *I used 4 bananas since I had 4
    *I used whole wheat flour
    *I used coconut oil instead of butter
    *I only used 1/3C sugar (raw cane sugar)
    *I added chocolate chips

    ==> about 200 calories/muffin (made 12)
    - 7/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I forgot to add the chocolate chips and subbed splenda for the sugar but these were awesome!! I would recommend not using paper liners in the muffin tins, I did and they stuck but I'm sure if I just Pammed the pan they wouldn't have. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I just made these muffins. They are FANTASTIC! The only problem is that they are very addicting. I followed the recipe exactly and made 12 full size muffins. - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried these muffins tonight and they are great ! I used whole wheat flour, Splenda brown sugar and applesauce. When I tried to calculate the calories, it came out to be aprox 60 calories per muffin. I am new to this recipe builder thing, so not sure if I did something wrong or not! - 10/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yum! These were very good, next time I need to add more chocolate chips! I made these with Splenda, an egg beater and the applesauce. I will definitely make these again! - 2/10/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really yummy! I subbed whole wheat flour and brown sugar, and added a little more applesauce 'cos I only had 2 bananas. I'll make these again! - 2/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made these muffins yesterday and they were a big hit. Very moist and delicious. I made 12 regular size muffins instead of 24 mini muffins. Would definately make them again. - 9/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made these muffins last night and WOW! They are a definite favorite. i made the with applesauce and whole wheat flour. I also added in a few chopped walnuts. They came out incredibly moist with the perfect amount of sweetness. I made 12 muffins and 1 loaf. - 8/14/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are very, very good !! Even my family prefers these to the mix we used to use !! Will for sure make again !! Thanks a lot :D - 8/25/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are delicious! I used half regular and half wheat flour. The recipe only made 18 regular-sized muffins, not sure if that is related to using the wheat flour or not. Yum! - 8/3/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These muffins are so good. I have made them twice already - 8/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried this and really liked it. I made 24 mini muffins and 6 full size muffins. I used the applesauce and wheat flour also and also cut the sugar down to 1/2 C. Thanks for sharing. - 2/5/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yes! I didnt screw these up this time! Added a little vanilla and cinnamon. 1C ww and 1/2C reg flour, 4T mini choc chips - 7/18/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Mine stuck to the paper liners pretty badly...not sure why. My bananas were a little over-ripe. But the recipe was very good. I used 1/2 Splenda and 1/2 sugar instead of all sugar. I also used whole wheat flour Next time I might experiment with brown sugar/splenda - 1/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous muffins! My kids gobbled them up. I doubled the recipe and it made 24 full size muffins. - 9/22/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THank you so much! These were SOOOOO good! - 9/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just loved this recipe. With silicon muffin liners, you can find the cutest sizes. With the ones I found, I was able to make 30 muffins. A great size for a kid's snack. By the way, I did'nt have apple sauce, so I put a small cup of Mott's non-sweet peach medley and 1/2 cup of sugar. Mmmmmmm!!! - 8/31/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!!!! We loved them - 8/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I replaced 1 cup of white flour for whole wheat and substituted brown sugar for white (1/3c. splenda brown, 2/3 c. reg. brown) I would probably use less regular brown next time, as they are a bit sweet. - 7/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe! I used half a bag of the mini semisweet chocolate chips, so they really melt in your mouth! I will definitely make this again! - 6/25/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    As much as I love banana, I don't like them mix with other stuffs. I'll wait till my husband and son to taste them but it looks and smelled wonderful. I bought them to the office and it was GONE! - 6/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was awesome!!! It was the best banana bread recipe I've tried! It was a big hit! - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! My husband practically ate all of them in one sitting! I used natural carob chips. - 7/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these for my 4 picky children and their 3 cousins they were gone in ten minutes and they all had smiles on their faces, will be making this one again!! - 7/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick and Easy to make. Moist and delicious. - 6/25/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THESE ARE THE BEST EVER...THEY ARE WONDERFUL!!! I USED 1TBSP SOY FLOUR WITH 1TBSP WATER INSTEAD OF THE EGG..IT REDUCES THE FAT BUT DOES NOT COMPROMISE THE TEXTURE. I WILL TRY THE APPLESAUCE NEXT TIME. - 6/22/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fantastic muffins and very healthy.....the family really enjoyed them - 6/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds fantastic! I was looking for a new banana recipe as I like to make banana bread. Never thought about adding chips. I also will use applesauce. I'm going to try substituting 1 tblsp soy flour + 1 tbsp water for the egg. - 6/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! My very picky boyfriend loved this! I added 1 cup of chocolate chips and baked this for about 45 minutes using my silicon cake ring. - 6/2/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very easy to make. I did make a few changes, I used splenda instead of sugar, I used the applesauce and all ww flour. I put dark chocolate chips as no banana bread is complete without choco. chips. I made it in a loaf pan and baked for 30 minutes. Very good! Thanks! - 5/30/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with the applesauce and wheat flour. The taste isn't as smooth as I'm used to, but it was pretty good and I know it is healthier than what I'd buy in the store. My kids loved it though! - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were so good! My husband couldn't stop eating them! I am still trying to figure out how there are 24 servings though; I tried 24 mini muffins, filling them each full, and there was still more batter;I was able to fill 4 or 5 big muffin cups,each full. I'll try 24 big muffins partly filled next - 5/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    just made these muffins...they are really good...i used all whole wheat flour and left out the choco. chips simply b/c i didn't have any...will certainly make again...next time with the choco. chips! - 5/25/08

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  • Good for us! - 10/3/18

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  • thank you - 9/25/18

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  • Need to try these. - 9/15/18

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  • Nice recipe - 9/12/18

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  • Great recipe. Very tasty. I will definitely make these again. - 9/8/18

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  • Moist and delicious! - 8/24/18

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  • These are very yummy! - 8/18/18

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  • Will be trying this one. Need some recipes to add carbs to my diet. Never seem to get enough. - 8/6/18

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  • good - 7/29/18

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  • this looks great. I wonder what is the sugar amount in each muffin. - 7/16/18

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  • I made 2 mini loaves - 7/13/18

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  • AWESOME RECIPE! IF YOU'RE VEGAN -
    SO easy to modify!!
    Use ENJOY LIFE (Dairy free!) chocolate chips
    Use APPLESAUCE...
    and if you want gluten free...
    USE GF FLOUR! They came out SO good =) MOIST AND YUMMY
    - 7/13/18

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  • yummy - 6/21/18

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  • I love muffins. These are very good. - 6/9/18

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  • I made these with 2 bananas (all I had) Splenda sugar, 1/2 C applesauce (unsweetened) and it came out awesome. Didn't use muffin papers, but used pam in the cups and 12 muffins came out great. - 6/2/18

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  • My favorite - 5/25/18

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  • Taste very good but only got 17 they are tiny. Not worth that many calories in my opinion. But they do taste really good. - 5/14/18

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  • Delicious recipe. - 4/6/18

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  • seems like a big difference between using butter and unsweetened applesauce... - 3/20/18

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  • This is a reliable recipe, just right sweetness. I used 4 bananas as I had an excess of overripe ones. I also used 2 tablespoons of coconut butter instead of butter/applesauce as that's what I had on hand. I also used small broken pieces of chocolate bark with some embedded nuts. - 3/19/18

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  • This is a super good recipe and the muffins are small which is great too. - 3/17/18

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  • Very good with a couple modifications. - 3/10/18

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  • tHESE ARE REALLY GOOD WITH THE APPLESAUCE INSTEAD OF THE BUTTER !!! ; } - 3/6/18

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  • Looks delicious. - 3/4/18

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  • At first the picture looked like blueberries instead of chips. I bet either would work. - 2/7/18

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  • At first the picture looked like blueberries instead of chips. I bet either would work. - 2/7/18

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  • These are really good! - 2/6/18

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  • Made these muffins but used half brown and vegetable oil instead of butter was so go and moist - 2/2/18

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  • Yummy. Good way to satisfy a sweet tooth! - 1/21/18

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  • I really hate to be a negative Nancy but I didn't like these at all. If I were to try to make them again. I would definitely go without the salt and less sugar. Also I think my bananas should have been more ripe. Who knows.. but definitely not for me. - 1/17/18

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  • These turned out great! Question though, is the nutrition info listed based on a batch of 12 or 24? - 1/15/18

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  • Loved these muffins. I’m going to try a loaf next time. I added vanilla, cinnamon and ground flax as suggested by someone else! 😊 - 1/8/18

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  • Very, Very Nice - 12/30/17

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  • very tasty - 12/28/17

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  • Looks good and few calories. - 12/26/17

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  • Very good recipe. 1/2 the sugar called for is definitely ample if using applesauce in place of oil. YUM! - 12/12/17

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  • Great idea thank you - 12/6/17

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  • Great recipe! - 11/30/17

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  • I'm going to try this. - 11/27/17

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  • Great recipe I substituted Stevia instead of sugar and used 1 3rd cup of olive oil butter instead of apple sauce (That's what I had) and was great made as 1 cake rather than muffins love all the flavours. Thanks for sharing. - 11/21/17

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  • looks yummy. now to convert it to gluten free... - 11/10/17

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  • Used 1/3 c sugar - really the best! - 10/24/17

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  • Yes they are very good. DH liked them. I used 1/2 sugar. applesauce and all purpose flour. After the fact the recipe could use Whole wheat.
    There were too many substitutions in the recipe but now I will use the calculator. I do like being precise. DH loves them too. Pat in Maine.
    - 10/1/17

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  • Great breakfast item - 9/18/17

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  • Yummy! - 9/7/17

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  • These were really good! - 9/1/17

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  • This is a really tasty and moist muffin. I made them and my neighbor came over and agree they were better than hers. i guess we both will be making them again since she went home with a copy of this recipe. Thank you for sharing. - 8/27/17

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  • Wonderful! - 8/14/17

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  • These are so good. - 8/11/17

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  • I would need to modify this recipe too much to make it better for me to eat. - 8/10/17

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  • OMG!! Sweet & soft. I used applesauce instead of butter -Nothing diet tasting about this!! Perfect for breakfast or snack, (and my girls who have tender teeth after a visit to the orthodontist😜) Made 24 mini muffins & 4 regular size muffins. A definite winner!! - 8/9/17

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  • Good recipe - 8/8/17

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  • These were okay. - 8/4/17

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  • Awesome! - 7/20/17

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  • Think I would like some walnuts in these. - 7/4/17

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  • excellent. they were so good, I had 2. - 6/28/17

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  • not together - 6/24/17

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  • Yummy. - 6/23/17

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  • Yum! - 6/21/17

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  • would try but I don't care for applesauce - 6/13/17

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  • This looks good...need to try - 6/13/17

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  • With a few tweaks these were good. - 5/30/17

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  • They were delicious and went over well as a dessert at a party. - 5/1/17

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  • YUMMY - 4/29/17

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