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Monday, June 19, 2023

Muffin Tin Entertaining for Snacks, Crudités, and Dips

muffin tin filled with snacks

Muffin tins are practical and can be used for more than just baking muffins. They are also ideal for serving and entertaining! 
I'm sharing lots of ideas in this post! 

How about serving your favorite crudités, dips, nuts, cherries, etc. in a muffin tin to company or your family?

Free Cupcake Tin photo and picture
A great idea especially with July 4th celebrations around the corner. Whether you are hosting or bringing an appetizer to a party, this idea will be perfect

muffin tin filled with vegetables and hummus
Use a smaller muffin tin for 6 and each person can have their own and not spread germs. 

sliced vegetables, cucumber, red peppers

Simply fill your favorite muffin tin with a variety of one or two dips, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, sliced radishes, olives, red or yellow pepper strips, pretzels, etc. 

I try to use dips that are low in fat and even oil-free such as salsa or 365 brand black bean dip in a jar from Whole Foods which tastes delicious but in low in calories (25 calories per 2 TBSP) and has zero fat! 

Organic Bean Dip, 15 oz at Whole Foods Market

I also make an oil-free hummus (recipe link).  
These kind of low fat or zero fat dips help make snacking healthier!

Mexican guacamole (recipe link) is another easy to make favorite (not low fat but contains a healthy plant based fat). 

Muffin Tin Entertaining and Serving is Versatile And Time Saving.

In the past I've found other interesting ways to use my muffin tins such as for freezing and serving individual servings of ice cream or sorbet.It makes it a cinch to serve a group: All the scooping is already done and ready to serve right from the freezer. Fresh Fruit Sorbets in a Muffin Tin (link to how to)

sorbets in a cupcake tin

Also when the kids were young, I used 6 compartment muffin tins to serve snacks to my kids when they came home from school. 

I filled them with pretzels, pop corn, cucumber slices, hummus, apple slices, olives, guacamole, corn chips etc. to give a variety of healthy snacks at a time they were hungry and tired.

Muffin Tin Mania: 
Use for After School Snacks for kids, portion control for TV watching, serving guests

I used a muffin tin for 6 and stuck to a theme. 
  • Guacamole, carrot slices, olives, corn chips, salsa.
  • Chunks of cheese, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, pretzels. 
  • Trail mix, blueberries, strawberries, pop corn, 
  • Hummus, pita bread triangles, lebaneh (hung yogurt), crackers, olives, 
  • Apples slices, peanut butter, celery sticks, raisins, individual tangerine segments 
  • Pop corn, pretzels, raisins, grapes, etc. 

  • Muffin Tin Serving is appealing, easy, and fun! Try it for your next get together, snacking in front of the tv for portion control, or for your kids after school snacks!! 

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  1. Such a fun and great idea! I love olives.

    1. I love olives too.. maybe I'll fill my muffin tin with all different colors and varieties of olives.

  2. Cool idea! I especially like the thought of using them for portion control -- thank you!

    1. Thank you! It does make sense to portion out just the right amount

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    1. Thanks Nancy and thanks for stopping by

  4. I loved your idea to use a muffin tin to serve appetizers for parties, especially for the salsas, guac and hummus. Brilliant!! This is such a smart way to make use of something I have just sitting in my cupboard!

    1. I know! I haven't baked muffins in years! At least I still use the muffin tins

  5. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing! Love this post!

    1. Thanks Marie and thanks for stopping by

  6. Judge what a great idea. I think muffin tins have so many more uses than just muffins, and they are a perfect way to serve our Littles a fun meal outside. Thank you!

  7. What a fun idea and I also love low fat dips! Thanks.

  8. Thanks for sharing with SSPS, we appreciate it!

  9. This is such a great idea for snacking and entertaining! Thanks for sharing at SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

  10. Somewhere along the years my muffin tins started looking kind of sad, and I think I gave them all away. It looks like a very good idea for keeping kids happy and showing them that they all got their fair share.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com


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