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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mini Muffins Make Me Smile

And hopefully they will make you and the person you share these with smile too...because this SUPER cute decorated egg carton is filled with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!
 I pinned this cute egg carton idea from fiskar.com a few months ago. I was waiting for just the right time to make them, and staff appreciation at church turned out to be perfect time for me to whip up some mini muffins and try them out!
To make these, simply cut scrapbook paper to cover the top and front of your egg carton. The inspiration one only covered the top and left the egg carton writing visible on the front...but I wanted to cover most of the writing up for a cleaner look. The inspiration one also added some cute scrapbook paper and little note inside, but I figured the muffins were a good enough surprise inside without the little note:) I used spray adhesive to attach the paper, but a glue stick would work fine too.
Honestly, I was a little skeptical about the mini muffins fitting into the egg carton when I first got started, but as soon as they were cool I started sitting them in the egg carton and they fit perfectly!
Fill up your egg carton with yummy mini muffins, tie them up with some pretty ribbon or raffia, add a little note, and you have a perfectly cute and edible gift to show your thanks to someone!

Here's the recipe for the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {from allrecipes.com} just in case any is interested:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners.
  2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very cute!!! Love the way you decorated the carton. :)

Kmama said...

That is seriously cute.

You do know that there's a WAY easier way to make pumpkin muffins right? (box of spiced cake mix, can of pumpkin, add some chocolate chips, and bake according to muffin/cupcake directions). Of course, maybe the long way tastes better??

Bettie said...

Love the packaging idea!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

That's such a cute idea, and the recipe sounds really good!

Sweet Mama Sweet said...

This is such as cute idea!

He & Me + 3 said...

These are so cute and I love muffins so thank you for the recipe too. Sounds yummy.

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I love this. Presentation is everything and this makes them so much more special!


I did this, this weekend to send some homemade treats to some good friends back home. you beat me to posting this idea! :)

Kelly said...

What a great idea! Thanks!
Also, I might be asking you a ton of questions about the cricut machine, I got one on black Friday and have no clue where to even start.

Dee said...

What a cute idea!! I LOVE mini EVERYTHING! :)

Foursons said...

You have my address, right? I'll be watching in the mail. :)

Anonymous said...

Love that idea the look delish!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Ok..this may be the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!

Mommie Daze said...

Love, love the idea of putting them in the egg carton!

Julie H said...

What a great idea and a great way to recycle egg cartons :)

Janel from NellieBellie said...

This is a great way to jazz up a simple gift! Pinning for sure!

Juf said...

Love it, just pinned it!
Jacqueline (visiting from TT and J)



I'd love you to link this up at the 12 Days of Christmas (Bread & Muffins today)


Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

This might be my favorite project of yours! Reusing the egg cartons = genius!

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