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    Itsy, Bitsy Spiders (Muffins)

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    1 hrs 5 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

    WI Cheesehead's Note:

    From pampered chef's Kids in the Kitchen cookbook. Fun for Halloween (although we no longer celebrate Halloween). Cooking time includes cooling time. Prep time is an estimate.

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    • 1 (14 ounce) pumpkin quick bread mix
    • 1 cup vanilla frosting
    • yellow food coloring
    • red food coloring
    • red licorice strings or black licorice bootlace or purple string licorice
    • 48 chocolate-covered raisins or 48 black jelly beans or 48 chocolate chips


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325°. Spray 24 mini-muffin cup pan and 8"-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, prepare mix according to package directions for bread.
    3. 3
      Fill each mini-muffin cup with batter. You will have remaining batter that you will spread into an 8"-inch round baking pan.
    4. 4
      Bake muffins 13-15 minutes and bread 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    5. 5
      Cool muffins and bread 15 minutes each.
    6. 6
      Remove from pans and cool completely.
    7. 7
      Place bread on serving tray.
    8. 8
      Using a frosting decorator bag, fill with 1/3 cup frosting and squeeze out frosting to make a spider web design.
    9. 9
      Squeeze out frosting left in bag and add to remaining 2/3 C of frosting. Use food colors to color frosting. See tip on making orange.
    10. 10
      Refill decorator bag with frosting and swirl frosting over tops of muffins (in a circular pattern.).
    11. 11
      Cut licorice into 2-inch pieces.
    12. 12
      For each spider, press 8 licorice pieces into frosting for legs; add 2 raisins for eyes.
    13. 13
      Arrange spiders on serving tray around the web.
    14. 14
      Tip: To make orange food coloring, use about twice as many drops of yellow color as red and stir thoroughly.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 20, 2007


      I made these for church bake sale tomorrow and they are just too cute! I made my own recipe for cupcakes since I'm not fond of most mixes. I used black/brown m&m's instead of rasins. A def. make again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Itsy, Bitsy Spiders (Muffins)

    Serving Size: 1 (19 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 16.4
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.1 mg
    Sodium 1.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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    pumpkin quick bread mix

    vanilla frosting

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