We are in the full holiday swing now. How are ya holding up? How's the Christmas shopping? Are you on top of things and ready to roll or are ya stressing a bit and sweating it out? I have been trying to share some recipes lately that you can make with things that you already have in your pantry. That way, if you have last minute guests or need to drop off some goodies for that work party that you almost forgot about or that teacher's luncheon that you promised you'd send something in for - I got you covered! This recipe has three - yes 3! - ingredients. That is it! And it bakes up beautifully and looks darn pretty - if I say so myself! Just by keeping some muffin mix packets in your pantry and some store bought cake frosting, you have a sweet treat that looks like it took you all day to make.
1 cup milk
1 tub Coconut Pecan Frosting
Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine both packets of muffin mix with one cup of milk. Stir until combined. Batter will be a bit lumpy - that's okay.
Pour about a tablespoon of batter into the bottoms of each muffin tin. Just enough to cover the bottom of each muffin round.
Then take your coconut pecan frosting and dollop about a half a tablespoon onto the top of the chocolate chip muffin batter.
Then cover with about another tablespoon of batter. Just make sure your muffin tins are not more than 3/4 of the way full or it will bubble over while baking.
Bake for about 14-16 minutes. Until muffins spring back to the touch. Allow to cool. Then top with another dollop of coconut pecan frosting. And add a couple of chocolate chips to the top (optional.) Then, to make them pretty, you can even pop them into pretty muffin liners!
Cook's Notes: What I love about this recipe is if you just want a small portion, you can just bake up one packet of the mix to make 6 muffins. Store the tub of coconut pecan frosting in the fridge and you will have it ready to make up 6 more the following week if you wish!