I’ve mentioned before that my oldest daughter, Toodlebug, is a discerning eater.  I deem her readiness to eat Muffin Puffs proof of their worthiness. If you’re still unsure, let me just say when we made these, Toodlebug asked for them at each meal, again before bed, and first thing the next morning.  K-Hubs was even worse.  They are that good.

Earlier this week, we went back in time to 9th grade science class where my good friend, Gail, and I first met.  Today, we’re going back to 8th-grade home ec.  I hadn’t met Gail yet, but I was just as silly.

The teacher, Mrs. Whosit, was formal and prim.  She knew her subject well, but our class was um, colorful, not formal.  And certainly not prim.  She was saddled with class clowns and social butterflies.  As classmates we got along great.  A little too great.  Most of the time someone had a crush on someone else.  And then we dished about it during class.

The course consisted of cooking and sewing.  Mrs. Whosit didn’t like me much, yet, coincidentally, I love to sew and cook.  Ha!!!!!  We didn’t get along for two very specific reasons.  One, I was a chatterbox.  And two, I snapped the tray holding the sewing machine.

See, Mrs. Whosit told our class in no uncertain terms that we should never pop the tray as we pulled it out from our cupboard.  It was on hinges that allowed you to push it down or pull it up and out.  Each tray held its own sewing machine and if you snapped the tray, you ran the risk the machine and tray would separate and the tray would then separate from its hinges and everything would go flying.

She gave us all a practice run, and, well, I tried conscientiously not to snap my tray.  But…I totally snapped my tray.  Nothing went flying, however there was a loud popping sound, and I became the class example of what not to do.  The clowns and the butterflies thought it was hilarious.  Mrs. Whosit did not.  I wasn’t sure what to think.  But I thought it was safe to say, in spite of the fact that I usually got along very well with my teachers, she and I were never going to be buddies.

At least her recipes were good.  And that’s what I’m sharing with you today.  Muffin Puffs at their greatest.

You’ll need melted butter and a cinnamon sugar mixture.  You’ll actually need the butter for two separate steps.

Butter and Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

Any crescent rolls will do.  Depending on the shape and size of your marshmallows, you might have to lay them horizontally instead of upright.  You might also have to fight a little harder to close the seams once you wrap the crescent around the marshmallow.

Marshmellows on crescent rools

You can use a muffin tin if you have one.  Or if you don’t, foil baking cups will do the trick, too.  NOTE:  line your baking sheet (if you use foil cups) with foil or lay foil underneath your muffin tin.  These puffs are delicious, but they’re also messy.

Line baking sheet with foil

Once you have wrapped the crescent rolls around the marshmallow, dip them in the butter again before baking.

Dip wrapped marshmellow back in butter mixture

Depending on the size of your marshmallow, you may get an ooey, gooey center like the picture below.  Or sometimes, the marshmallow adheres to the crescent and the center appears hollow.  I’ve experienced both and, although the texture is different for each, the overall taste is the same.

Oooey Gooey Goodness

This time the marshmallow stayed in the center.  It also doesn’t look like it exploded in its tin, but that is a common occurrence.

Dish Delish

I’ve got these served and ready to go on china (I think Mrs. Whosit would be proud).  But I will also tell you, we’ve served these up for food day at K-Hubs’ work and as tailgate treats on chilly Saturday mornings. Muffin Puffs are versatile.

And look!  I have the original 8th-grade recipe, Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs.  K-Hubs and I kept mispronouncing them Puff the Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs.  So, he changed it to Muffin Puffs.

The original Muffin Puff Recipe

And Mrs. Whosit thought I wasn’t paying attention in class.  Look who’s blogging now!


5 tbsp sugar
2-3 tsp cinnamon
16 crescent rolls
16 large marshmallows
4 tbsp butter, melted
5 tbsp chopped nuts, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine sugar with cinnamon.
  • Dip marshmallows in butter and lay them on individual crescent rolls.
  • Wrap crescent around each marshmallow, closing all seams.
  • Dip in melted butter and place buttered-side down in deep muffin cups.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm.