I thought that the Maple Pecan mix was going to be a lot lighter in texture. It is like a quick bread. Hmmm . . . maybe that is why it said quick bread on the package! The recipe for the icing to put between the acorns is flavored with the Maple Pecan spread - now in just tasting it straight out of the jar I don't have many encouraging words, but when you add butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk well then it was really sweet and yummy but then again what isn't good with butter & sugar. It says on the jar that you can put it on pancakes or waffles but I am just not too sure of that. I just used a vanilla glaze on the punkins and they were yummy. I had to cut quite a bit off the tops of both the muffins and the acorns to create the flat bottoms. I want to try a spice cake next time. By the way there is a really cute loaf pan at WS in the shape of a garden full of punkins!