Halloween Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins baked then topped with a simple glaze and orange sprinkles made to look like a cute pumpkin. Great pumpkin spice flavor & festive too!

 

Prep 15 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings 12 large muffins

 

Muffins:

Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup orange granulated sugar crystals
  • 12 small green candies
  • Orange & green food coloring

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or line muffin pan with orange paper baking cups.
  • Stir together water, vegetable oil, eggs and muffin mix until moistened. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. 
  • Bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; gently loosen and remove from pan.
  • Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Separate 3-4 tablespoons of glaze into a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and green food coloring and whisk until smooth. Transfer to a small bag and cut a bottom corner,  so it’s ready to pipe. Set aside. 
  • Add orange food coloring to the remaining glaze. Dip the top of each muffin into the glaze, then immediately into a bowl of orange sugar crystals. Transfer to a cooling rack to set. Repeat with remaining muffins. 
  • Whisk 1/4 cup powdered sugar and more orange food coloring into what’s left of the glaze.
  • Transfer to a small bag and cut a bottom corner. Pipe 5-6 curved orange lines on top of each muffin. Place a small green candy in the middle where the lines intersect. Pipe curling green vines coming out from the center “stem.” 
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to set. Store cooled muffins in tightly covered container.