Today is the first day of fall. If you live here in South Florida you would never know it. Now that fall is here I thought I would share a recipe I found with you. I think I am going to make these this coming week for my family for the start of fall. I will let you know how they turn out. This recipe came from my Disney Family Fun Magazine (the picture was taken from their website as well). It is a perfect treat for the start of fall.
Caramel Apple Muffins
*Make a batch of your favorite apple muffins in the reusable or paper liners and let them cool. (You can use a store-bought box mix or find some good recipes online)
*Use an electric mixer to blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth. Add past food coloring: 1 small dollop of orange and 2 small dollops of brown. Blend until evenly incorporated. If needed, add more color until the desired shade of caramel is reached.
*Frost each muffin and coat or edge it with chopped nuts. Slide a craft stick into the center of each.
Makes 12 muffins.