Your kids will go wild for this healthy after-school snack.
Quick & Easy Kid-Friendly Meals by Parents Magazine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
|1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix||1/4 cup canola oil|
|1 cup water||2 to 3 pears, cored, and cut into 48 slices|
|1/3 cup orange juice||Almond slivers|
|2 eggs||Semisweet chocolate chips, regular and mini|
Heat oven to 400°F. Line 21/2-inch muffin cups with baking wrappers. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, the water, orange juice, eggs, and oil until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared cups until they’re about two-thirds full.
Trim 1/2 inch from the pointed end of each pear slice. Insert the trimmed, flat ends of 2 slices into each muffin cup, leaving the tops of the pears exposed. Pretending the muffin is a clock, insert them at about 11:00 and 1:00.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffin tops spring back when you touch them. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan; remove muffins and place them on wire racks. While they’re slightly warm, add almond slivers and chocolate chips to create the bear’s face. Makes about 24 muffins.
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