Instantly Upgrade Basic Muffin Mix with Candied Nuts

updated May 1, 2019
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You know that bag of candied nuts you keep handy in the pantry for when friends pop over? They’re also a sweet and crunchy mix-in for your next batch of muffins.

Why Your Muffin Mix Deserves This Upgrade

We’re starting with our basic muffin recipe and giving it a sweet boost with a big crunchy bite from candied nuts. Pick your favorite variety — pecans, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, even a blend. This is the muffin mix-in that curbs your sweet tooth and really gives you something to chew on.

How to Do It

Prepare the batter for basic muffins. Stir about 1/2 cup of chopped candied nuts into the batter. Spoon the batter into muffin tins, and top each muffin with additional nuts. Bake according to the recipe instructions.

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