Olympic Gold Medal Muffins

You can win with these Gold Medal Muffins

Baking | July 28, 2012 | By

Make these Olympic Gold Medal Muffins and celebrate every gold, silver and bronze won at the Olympic Games. The opening ceremony last night was outstanding and, today, I’ve had one eye of the telly for the road race, the swimming and the tennis.  I’m not a sports fan but somehow, this is different!

Gold Medal Muffins need Chocolate Mints


There was another celebration last week when I opened up a hamper sent to me by the lovely people at Elizabeth Shaw.  Oh, my goodness, so much chocolate!  As well as a couple of boxes of the well known Elizabeth Shaw, Dark Chocolate Mint Crisp, there are some new flavours to try and some different ways to enjoy Elizabeth Shaw chocolates. 

The Milk Chocolate Butterscotch Crisp is a very mild chocolate at 31% Cocoa Solids, personally, I prefer chocolate with higher cocoa solids, the butterscotch crisp has pleasant, if slightly burnt flavour however if you like a mild milk chocolate and cinder toffee, you will like this bar!  Despite my preferences, it didn’t last long!  Also new in the Elizabeth Shaw range are a variety of ‘Flutes’, Orange, Amaretto, Latte and Mint.  These are ideal for nibbling and would make great stocking fillers or little hostess gifts.

These chocolates reminded me of gold, silver and bronze medals and so I created Gold Medal Muffins

I looked at this selection of Elizabeth Shaw Butterscotch Crisp, Caramel Crisp, Cocoa Crunch and Honeycomb Crisp it occurred to me that their shiny wrappers looked just like gold, silver and bronze medals.  All I needed was a way to display the medals, and Gold Medal Muffins seemed the obvious answer.  

Use wrapped round chocolates for your Gold Medal Muffins

I used a combination of the Elizabeth Shaw chocolates and chopped them to add to the mixture and I baked the muffins in gold muffin cases to finish off the golden theme. 

This chopped chocolate goes into the Gold Medal Muffins


Gold Medal Muffins
Yields 6
A sweet banana and chocolate chip muffin topped with more chocolate and a 'gold medal' chocolate.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  2. 150 g self-raising flour
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. pinch of salt
  5. 50 g brown sugar
  6. 120 ml milk
  7. 25 g butter, melted
  8. 1 egg beaten
  9. 150 g chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Mix the banana, sugar, milk, butter and egg in one bowl.
  4. Fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture with a spatula or metal spoon.
  5. Gently stir in 50 g of the chocolate chips and spoon the mixture into paper muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until risen.
  7. Leave to cool for a few minutes in the tin then remove to a cooling tray.
  8. Put the remaining chocolate into a bowl and either melt in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until liquid.
  9. Place a teaspoon of melted chocolate onto each muffin and place a gold wrapped chocolate on top, leave to set.
  1. You can leave the muffins just with the gold chocolates or decorate to suit the occasion with ribbon, flags and logos,
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Celebrate the medal winners with these Gold Medal Muffins



You can decorate the Gold Medal Muffins, to suit your own ‘winning’ occasion.  As it was the Olympics,  I made the little flags by scanning a Union Flag that came with Simply Homemade Magazine for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.  Using Photoshop Elements I put the flags side by side and printed them out.  So basically, you cut out two flags side by side and then fold them around the cocktail stick using a little glue to hold them together. I love it when my crafting and baking hobbies come together.

The ‘gold medal’ is, of course, an Elizabeth Shaw Butterscotch Crisp. I printed out the Olympic rings and stuck that onto the ‘medal’, cut a ribbon and taped it to the back of the chocolate.

I melted half a dozen of the chocolates in a bowl over a pan of hot water and placed a spoonful on the top of the muffin, then stuck the ‘gold medal’ onto the chocolate, stuck the flag into the muffin behind the chocolate and they were ready to eat!

If you would like to win a hamper of Elizabeth Shaw chocolates then they are running a competition on their website:  Win Chocolates to Celebrate

I entering this into the Calendar Cakes challenge. As July’s challenge is The Olympic Games.  Calendar Cakes is run by Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes

I’m also entering this for Sporting Snacks run by Ren at Fabulicious Food


 I can’t wait for Team GB’s first Gold Medal, good luck to all the competitors.

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Bananas and chocolate – yummo! Glad you found a use for your ripe 'nanas šŸ™‚ And all that chocolate – oh my!!!

A Trifle Rushed

What a clever idea, so perfect for the Olympics, and the muffins sound very tasty too.

Fiona Maclean

so have you left ANY gold medals for when teamGB wins one? or eaten them all already?

Laura loves cakes

These are fab, the Elizabeth Shaw chocolates are perfect for gold medals!!! Let's hope Team GB win lots of these!! They look really tasty too. Thanks for entering Calendar Cakes šŸ™‚

Dom at Belleau Kitchen

gold medal muffins are genius!… and with that range of colours you could do silver and bronze… which we may need to do if Day 2 is anything to go by! xx


I'm aiming high, Dom! And actually, although it does look like one is silver in the photo, they are all shades of gold!

Fuss Free Helen

Love the idea of the muffins.

I am getting my hamper of Elizabeth Shaw chocs next week


They look delicious, banana and chocolate are a great combination šŸ™‚

Karen S Booth

What a GREAT way to use those chocolates, LOVE those wee GOLFD medal buns!


That is positively genius. Love it. Wish I had thought of it now lol

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I LOVE these Janice, inspired!!! The chocolate looks gorgeous and how clever of you to make Gold Medal Muffins – I'm quite sure these are what have spurred team GB on wo tin so many! Thanks for entering Sporting Snacks!