Wow, these muffins are hands down the easiest I've ever made! With only 5 basic ingredients, you can quickly whip up a batch of these. Freeze the rest for up to two months and you will always have a snack on hand. All you have to do is microwave them for 30 seconds, and voila! Be careful, though, because the pecans get quite hot! Let them sit for another 30 seconds before eating them, or you might just burn your tongue as I did my first time.
The rich crispiness of these muffins is addicting. Watch out, they're dangerous as they are so small and delicious that you'll want to keep popping them in your mouth one after another! My advice is to not consume the entire muffin at once, but to bite it in half and enjoy the crisp edges with the soft, chewy goodness inside.
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Mini Pecan Pie Muffins
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cups pecans, chopped
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Lightly grease mini muffin cups and set aside. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon evenly into the muffin cups and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. The edges will be crispy. Remove the muffins and cool completely on a wire rack.
To Freeze: Place the cooled muffins in a labeled freezer bag and freeze up to 2 months. Warm muffins for 30 seconds in the microwave, and let set for 30 seconds before eating.
Source: Adapted from Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms