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pear-bear muffins

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a recipe by
Eve Peterson
Westfield, WI

Kids will like these.

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Ingredients For pear-bear muffins

  • 1 pkg
    spice-cake mix
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • 2-3 pears, cored and cut into 48 slices
  • almond slices
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips, reg. or mini

How To Make pear-bear muffins

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400. Line 2 1/2 inch muffin cups with baking wrappers. In large bowl, whisk together cake mix, the water, orange juice, eggs and oil until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared cups until they're about 3/4 full.
  • 2
    Trim a half inch from the pointed end of each pear slice. Pretending the muffin is a clock, insert the flat trimmed end of one at 11:00 and another at 1:00, leaving the tops of the slices exposed for ears.
  • 3
    Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffin tops spring back when you touch them. Let cool 5 minutes in pan; remove muffins and place them on wire racks. While they are slightely warm, add almond slivers and choc. chips to create the bear's face.

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