We know you love your muffin tin, but cupcakes and muffins aren’t the only goodies you can bake up in those cute little cups. We’re thinking bite-sized appetizers, finger-friendly treats, and even portable snacks. That’s right, we’ve got some seriously creative hacks for your muffin tin! Look below for 9 amazing and creative ways you can use your muffin tin beyond the usual. Pick one of the following recipes and give your food some bite-sized love with the Good Cook 12-Cup Muffin Pan or the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 24-Cup Mini Muffin Pan – we think all 9 are worth a try!
1. Bacon Orange Crescent Roll Ups
Refrigerated crescent dough gets an upgrade with sweet orange marmalade and salty bacon in this easy Bacon Orange Crescent Roll Up recipe. Buttery crescents are slathered in orange marmalade, topped with bacon, then baked up in a muffin tin – trust us, they’re finger-licking good!
2. Baked Taco Cups
Turn traditional tacos into these tasty Turkey and Black Bean Baked Taco Cups. Whip up a batch in a mini muffin tin to serve for game day eats or for your next potluck, and watch them disappear, quick!
3. Asian Chicken Wonton Cups
Perfect for parties, these savory Asian Chicken Wonton Cups are portable and delicious. Shaped in a mini muffin tin, these two-bite cups are baked until golden and crispy, just the way you like them. Your guests will gobble up these tasty little apps!
4. 7-Minute Honey Banana Peanut Butter Cups
5. Mint Buttercream Brownie Cups
Sink your teeth into some of the best little dessert bites around. These Mint Buttercream Brownie Cups are incredibly rich and delicious, and come together in a few easy steps. Mold them into muffin tin cups and pop them in the fridge until firm.
6. Honey Berry FroYo Bites
If you’re a fan of the classic summertime Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad, these Honey Berry FroYo Bites with pretzel crust and sweet strawberry topping are about to become a new favorite. Mold these little beauties in a muffin tin and freeze them overnight for a tasty and refreshing summer treat.
7. Mini Pies in a Cupcake Tin
A fun way to make a mini version of your favorite pie, these Mini Pies in a Cupcake Tin will win you over! Mix and match flavors to please a crowd!
8. Easy Enchilada Cups
9. Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups
Serve these Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups as a party-pleasing appetizer. Crisp wonton cups are filled with tasty guacamole and addictive Cajun grilled shrimp. Made in a mini muffin tin, this quick and easy appetizer will become a fast favorite!