Cinnamon Muffin Balls

Cinnamon Muffin BallsHave you ever had a little voice in your head tell you to do something, ignored it and then afterward saw that you should have gone with that original thought? The other day I made a batch of Donut Muffins.  They are an old family favorite that always please my kids.  As I was about to put the batter into the muffin tins, I had a fleeting thought about using muffin liners.  I have a nice nonstick muffin pan that never gives me trouble, so I dismissed the thought.  When the muffins were done baking and cooling slightly, I turned the muffin tin over and every stinking one of the muffin tops came out without the bottoms.Cinnamon Muffin BallsI hate to waste food.  I mean, I am passionate about not throwing out anything that is edible.  I will freeze a half portion of lasagna or a few cubes of lemon juice or the tops of celery instead of let it go to the dumpster.  So when these muffins appeared to totally fail, I was literally sick to my stomach.  This recipe calls for baked muffins to be dipped in melted butter and then in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  I had the butter and sugar in bowls waiting for the final steps and all I had was a bunch of crumbly muffins.  It was late at night, I was tired and I couldn’t think straight, so I literally scooped out all of the muffins into a container, poured the sugar and butter over it and stirred it all together.  Then I covered them and put them into the fridge so I could think.Cinnamon Muffin BallsThirty-six hours later, I went back to that muffin disaster.  I heated up the muffin mess in the microwave and used my largest ice cream/cookie scoop to form balls.  I put them onto a baking sheet and froze them.  A couple of hours later, I got them out of the freezer and dipped the tops in melted white chocolate.  Muffin balls were born.  I will never have to cry over stuck muffins again.

Cinnamon Muffin Balls
  • 12 muffins
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • white chocolate discs (like ghirardelli)
  1. In a large bowl, completely crumble up the muffins.
  2. Pour the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon over the crumbs.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Scoop out ¼ cup balls onto a baking sheet.
  5. Freeze for 2 or more hours.
  6. Remove from the freezer.
  7. Melt the white chocolate discs in a microwave safe bowl according to package directions.
  8. Dip the entire top of each muffin ball into the chocolate and let set on a plate.


6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Muffin Balls

    1. I knew my family wouldn’t eat them in the crumb state, so I had to come up with something. I may or may not sabotage future muffin batches so we can have more muffin balls.

    1. Thank, Aly. They were a huge hit. My son’s friends came over that night and he met them at the door with a plate of these to hand out. It cracked me up.

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