A combination of chocolate chips, toasted coconut, chopped walnuts, and dried cherries -- baked in muffin tins -- these treats change flavor by the bite.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2004


Recipe Summary

Makes 1 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together coconut, chocolate, walnuts, and cherries in a medium bowl; set aside. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a buttered 8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper, allowing 2 inches to hang over sides. Butter lining (excluding overhang); set pan aside.

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, and set aside.

  • Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture, and beat on low speed, scraping down sides of bowl, until well incorporated. Mix 1 cup coconut mixture into batter.

  • Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each three-quarters full. Sprinkle remaining coconut mixture over tops. Bake until a cake tester inserted into centers comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 25 minutes.