Pear-Bear Muffins
Recipe from Parents

Kids will love these breakfast bears. A spice cake mix baked in a muffin tin turns into a bear when you add pear ears and a chocolate chip nose. They make great snacks too.



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Yield: about 24 muffins
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Ingredients
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    1  18 1/4 ounce package 
    spice cake mix
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    1   cup 
    water
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    1/3  cup 
    orange juice
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    2   
    eggs
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    1/4  cup 
    canola oil
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    pears, cored and cut into 48 slices
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    Almond slices
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    Semisweet chocolate chips, regular and mini

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with baking wrappers. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, the water, orange juice, eggs and oil until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared cups until they're about 3/4 full.
2.
Trim a half inch from the pointed end of each pear slice. Insert the trimmed, flat ends of 2 slices into each muffin cup, leaving the tops of the pears exposed. Pretending the muffin is a clock, insert them at about 11:00 and 1:00.
3.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the muffin tops spring back when you touch them. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan; remove muffins and place them on wire racks. While they're slightly warm, add almond slivers and chocolate chips to create the bear's face.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 135, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 16, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 21, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 12, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 147, Potassium (mg) 48, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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