Butterfly Muffins

butterfly muffin

These fruity mini-muffins are tasty whether served warm or cold. A chocolate butterfly adds a sweet touch.

What You Need

  • Pre-packaged cornbread mix
  • Small cupcake tin(s)
  • Canned fruit (fruit cocktail or mandarin oranges work well)
  • Hot fudge sauce

What You do

  1. Prepare Fruit
    Drain the water or syrup from the canned fruit. Spread the fruit pieces out on a paper towel while you prepare the muffins.
  2. Prepare Muffins
    Prepare muffins as directed. Spoon into a small cupcake tin, filling each muffin cup about halfway. Carefully arrange two pieces of fruit (for wings) on top of each muffin.

    • Tip: Be careful not to overfill the muffin tins. You don’t want the muffins to rise too far over the edge, or the wings will distort.
  3. Bake Muffins
    Bake as directed, or until the edges of the muffins are golden brown. Cool the muffins completely.
  4. Add Chocolate Butterfly
    Draw the butterfly’s body by piping fudge sauce in between the wings.

    • Tip: To make an easy piping bag, use a heavy-duty sandwich/freezer bag and poke a hole in one corner. Roll the bag in between your hands to warm up the hot fudge. It will flow better if it is slightly warmedbutterfly muffin