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11 Ways to Use Muffin Tins

 Few people can deny a deliciously sweet muffin. But what do you do when your muffin trays aren't good for baking muffins anymore? Rather than letting your muffin trays sit and take up space, try these fantastic ideas, and put them to good use instead. Thankfully, it turns out that muffin trays have more uses and purposes than just for baking, many of which you would never expect.
1. Portion Control
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Fill each individual cup on the muffin tin with a different snack. A great idea for your kids!
2. Freeze Smoothie Ingredients
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Prepare a smoothie ahead of time and freeze them in a muffin tin. This will enable you to enjoy a smoothie whenever you like. It also saves you from having to make a smoothie each and every time.
3. Quick-Serve Ice Cream
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Serve your guests quickly and easily by pre-prepping ice cream scoops into each space on the muffin tray.  
4. Upright Stuffed Peppers
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Here's a great way to prepare stuffed peppers - fill them up and bake them in a muffin tray. This will ensure they are upright and don't fall over. 
5. Place a Muffin Tray in a Basket
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Keep your kids from spilling their snacks by placing them in a muffin tray and putting the tray in a basket. This will make it easy and convenient for them to carry around. 
6. Separate Condiments
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Planning a barbecue or a party? A muffin tray is perfect for such an occasion. Rather than having a bunch of condiments disorganized and spread out, keep them contained separately in a muffin tray, filling each space with a different condiment. 
7. Citrus Ice Disks
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Create lemon and lime ice cubes using a muffin tray, keeping your guests and family cool on a warm day. 
8. Drawer Organizer
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Got an old, worn-out muffin tray? Spray it a fresh color of paint and once it dries, use it to store small items such as paper clips, binder clips, coins, thumbtacks and safety pins.
9. Hardware Storage
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The same concept can be used to store your extra nails and screws. This will keep things organized and contained in one central location. 
10. Mini Planter
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Add this nifty idea to your garden. Simply poke holes in the bottom of each muffin cup using an awl or drill. Then top with soil, rocks and plants. Water each one lightly to create a mini planter that's perfect for any home. 
11. Make a Garden Grid
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Use a muffin tray to create a nice, even grid. This is perfect for organizing your garden when planting seeds. 
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