Monday, January 30, 2012

Baked Bean & Corn Muffin Bites

Sweet corn bread.  Spicy baked beans.  Gooey cheese.  Baked Bean & Corn Muffin Bites!!
As you read yesterday, I am obsessed with small bites!  How can you not be?  They are the perfect party food:  easy to eat AND if you are trying to watch your waistline they are great for portion control! (That is -- if you can have just one!)
However prepping a bunch of miniature snacks for a crowd can be time consuming and the recipes can be involved.  So I decided to keep this one simple and semi-homemade!!  All you need is corn muffin mix, your favorite can of baked beans and shredded cheese.  That's it!!   
You end up with these cute little bites that would fit in at a swanky cocktail party as well as a Super Bowl spread!  

Makes 24 bites

  • Box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Can of favorite baked beans
  • Shredded Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Using egg and milk, prepare Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix batter according to instructions on the box.  Let batter sit out for 10 minutes on the counter. (Tip: setting batter out makes sure the muffins get a nice crown.)
  3. Grease 24-mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups.  Bake for 12-14 minutes until tops are golden brown.  Set aside to cool in pan.
  4. In small saucepan, heat baked beans.
  5. Once muffins are cooled, using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the top of the muffin being careful not to break the sides.  Fill the hollowed muffin with 1 to 2 teaspoons of baked beans and then top with shredded cheese.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  Enjoy!

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