December 27, 2013

Skittles and m&m muffins

My joyous little boy is all geared up to make his own muffins filled with skittles and m&m after opening his presents on Christmas morning.

What you need: Makes 10
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt   
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup skittles
1/2 cup m&ms


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line the muffin pans with muffin liners. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together, set aside. 


Gently combine butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and stir it in, beat on low for a minute. Add in the flour mixture, a little at a time. Mix to combine. 



Add in the milk and stir it one last time before you dump the good stuff (skittles and m&ms). 

Hand it over to your child to do the honors or mixing them together and scoop spoonfuls into the muffin pans. Fill the muffin liners half way full.

Bake for 18 to minutes, or until a wooden/metal skewer insterted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Let it cool and dive away. Enjoy!