Knock Knock!

Me: Who’s there?

Child: Banana!

Me: Banana who?

Child: Knock knock!

Me: Who’s there?

Child: Banana!

Me (said with a sob in my voice): Banana who?

Child: Knock knock!

Me: (as I bang my head off of a hard surface)Who’s there for petes sake!?

Child: Orange

Me: Orange who?

Child (giggling with extreme maniacal glee)Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana!?

In 25 years of motherhood, I have heard that knock knock joke approximately 5, 362 times. Add the 10,422 times I have heard Elephant jokes (ok, so I actually like those and routinely annoy people with them myself), fart jokes, pee jokes and jokes that make no sense whatsoever (Mommy, why did the…ummmm…the purple boy run across the street? Me- Why? Child- Because he wanted to eat a cookie! HAHAHAHAHA!!! Did you like that one momma!?) and it is a wonder I have any shred of sanity left.

When my son Jordan, who at sixteen has the childlike heart of an eight year old due to various mental disabilities he deals with, told me that joke for the 5,362nd time today, I laughed and groaned as my job description of mom demands I do, then I went back to thinking about todays post. I knew I wanted to make something sweet; surprise surprise, right? But I wasn’t sure what. Then the orange knock knock joke popped into my head at the same time as a serious chocolate craving hit me upside the head.  So this is what I came up with for today. I hope you enjoy them. We did. 🙂 These are a moist dessert like muffin (not that that will stop me from eating them for breakfast!) bursting with orange flavor and dark chocolate chips.


Orange & Dark Chocolate Muffins

  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 3/4 cup butter
  3. 1 6 ounce container orange yogurt
  4. 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  5. 2 teaspoons orange extract
  6. 1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  7. 3 large eggs
  8. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  9. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 10 to 12 ounce bag dark chocolate chips (Nestle has some out now)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 22 muffin cups with paper liners (or grease really well but as we all know, I have a thing for making as little dirty dishes as humanly possible)
  • Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl at medium high speed until light and fluffy. Add in the yogurt, marmalade, orange extract and juice. Beat until thoroughly blended. Beat in eggs, Again, beat until well blended.
  • In a small bowl, mix together your flour, baking powder and salt. Pour it into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix with a large spoon (if you use your beater, you take the chance of 1) wearing a bowl full of flour and 2) over mixing) JUST until everything is combined. Don’t over mix or you’ll end up with tough muffins.
  • Mix in the chocolate chip; again, just until mixed.
  • Bake in the 375 degree oven until golden brown. Mine took 22 minutes.


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30 thoughts on “Knock Knock!

  1. Gee, the fact that orange and dark chocolate are a couple of my favorites had nothing to do with the decision to make these? *sniff*

  2. orange is the next fruit from raspberry that i’d like to pair with dark chocolates and you just got that in your muffins 🙂 they look delicious!

  3. Muffins look amazing – but the intro….THAT was funny! I hope you didn’t bang your head on the counter too hard! Believe it or not, my husband told me that joke about a month ago – except he did the knock-knock part about 9 times….he wanted to see how long it would take me to get frustrated (after the 3rd time)….What a HOOT!

  4. Dark Chocolate and Orange is a match made in heaven! I bet those muffins were so very very good! I count my blessing when I think of my mother and what she put up, I’m sure your little ones will feel the same way as they get older and have their own.

  5. That’s one of our favorite jokes too! And although I think you’ve heard it about 22 times more than I have, I never tire of it.
    Love the muffins! Orange Marmalade as well as the orange yogurt make it a winner.

  6. I never really think of orange and chocolate as a combination – but these muffins sound absolutely fantastic – and lucky for me, I have everything on hand!

    • Never think of them together!? *GASPS* Please… try the muffins. I would love to be the one to change your mind 😀

  7. I love the way you went all out with the orange flavor, the more the merrier. My granddaughter (the pint sized diva), loves to tell us jokes at the dinner table and most of them make absoloutely no sense. She doesn’t expect us to laugh anymore, just listen. Kids, I tell ya!!!

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