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Cane Pole Corn Muffin Recipe
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Cane Pole Corn Muffin Recipe

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Guests will grin when they cast a glance at these fast-to-fix corn muffins topped with a savory spread. Pretzel-stick cane poles dangle fish-shaped snack crackers that are tied with pieces of chive.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 6 whole chives
  • 6 pretzel sticks
  • 3/4 cup miniature fish-shaped crackers
  • 1/3 cup spreadable chive and onion cream cheese


  1. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions for muffins; stir in the cheddar cheese, jalapeno and minced chives.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For fishing poles, tie one end of a piece of chive to each pretzel stick and the other end to a fish cracker. Spread muffin tops with cream cheese. Insert a fishing pole into each muffin. Place on a serving platter. Sprinkle remaining fish crackers on platter. Yield: 6 muffins.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Cane Pole Corn Muffin in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p57

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"What a cute idea! This would be a fun to make with blue frosted cupcakes too. Pull and peel licorice could be used in place of the chives."

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