My mom gave me this recipe. It was a childhood favorite! Crabby, cheesy, tasty! You can freeze the mixture if you want, and then thaw and use as needed.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven on broiler setting.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together margarine and cheese spread. Stir in crabmeat, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and parsley. Spread the mixture on the split English muffins. Arrange on a cookie sheet.

  • Broil until the cheese mixture is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 27.5g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 30.3mg; sodium 593.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
WONDERFUL! I make these ahead of time cut them into quarters and keep them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for quick appetizers anytime. Just pop from the freezer to under the broiler - - Viola! 3 minutes later delicious crab munchies. I use two cans of crabmeat and only one Tbs. mayo. People will gobble these up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2009
I expected to be blown away by this recipe so maybe my expectations were too high. This was good and super-easy so I'm going to keep tinkering. I used the 5 oz. jar of Old English cheese but next time I may try WisPride cheese product as well as adding a bit of Worcestershire sauce. I love the idea of being able to make these ahead and freeze for the Christmas season! Read More
(4)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
WONDERFUL! I make these ahead of time cut them into quarters and keep them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for quick appetizers anytime. Just pop from the freezer to under the broiler - - Viola! 3 minutes later delicious crab munchies. I use two cans of crabmeat and only one Tbs. mayo. People will gobble these up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
Old English cheese spread (that little glass jar from Kraft) is the way to go with this recipe (and all it's other variations). I always use canned crabmeat squeezing out the liquid. To freeze: prepare through step 2 lay on cookie sheet in freezer to set then pop individual pieces in a bag or container for later use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
Very good and also easy. I made them ahead spread on muffins and froze. Just had to defrost bake and cut. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2003
I did not follow the recipe...my mom gave me an alternate recipe using 1 can crab meat 1 stick butter 1 T. mayo 1 jar of the cheese spread 1/2 t. seasoned salt & 12 english muffins--but prepared the same way. They are wonderful served as an appetizer. They are excellent stored in the freezer until ready for use...very convenient! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2008
My mom made this for parties and now I do. It has always received rave reviews. When cut into triangles no one has any idea it is an english muffin. It looks elegant. I use half the mayo and the parsley is optional. I never like to show up empty handed when invited to a friend's house but am usually short on time when going out so this is what I do. I tripple (or quadruple) the recipe and freeze the rest for a great appetizer in a pinch. I put them in the freezer on metal baking sheet for about 15 mins or until frozen then pop them into a bag. This way they don't stick together. Then just heat as usual. When going somewhere arrange them on a heatproof plate then pop them under the broiler for a few mins at your friends house. Easy. And when you take them out of the oven you will have everyone's attention they look and smell great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This recipe is always a big hit with young and old alike. I have to tell my kids not to fill up their plate and save some for the grown ups. As to the recipe itself not that this is healthy but I don't use margarine becuase of trans fat butter has much better flavor mouthfeel and browns up nicer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
Awesome! I had leftover snow crab meat and thought I'd try this. It's very easy to prepare and freezeable. Freeze in separate container..some for you on Friday nights and some to keep on hand for unexpected company. I am a very picky person when it comes to food and this recipe is a GREAT appetizer or snack! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
Super easy guests thought they were yummy. They asked "where" I bought them! I did add a dash of hot sauce. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
These are so incredibly good. They are so easy better to cut freeze and bake. No waiting for defrost. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2009
I expected to be blown away by this recipe so maybe my expectations were too high. This was good and super-easy so I'm going to keep tinkering. I used the 5 oz. jar of Old English cheese but next time I may try WisPride cheese product as well as adding a bit of Worcestershire sauce. I love the idea of being able to make these ahead and freeze for the Christmas season! Read More
(4)
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