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Cane Pole Corn Muffin

 Cane Pole Corn Muffin
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions for
  • muffins; stir in the cheddar cheese, jalapeno and minced chives.
  • 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.
  • 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.