November 3, 2010

Gobbled-up Cupcakes

now that Halloween has come and gone, we can talk about my favorite holiday! i love Thanksgiving- delicious food and football! here is a cute and simple turkey cupcake recipe. your kids will think you are genius 😉

Prep Time: 10 Min.
Bake Time: 20 Min.
Decoration Time: 25 Min.
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: Makes 24 Cupcakes.

1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
36 pieces STARBURST® Fruit Chews
3 cups prepared chocolate frosting
24 thin chocolate wafers
24 pieces thin pretzel sticks
24 TWIX® Brand Miniatures
¼ cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
Fall-colored paper cupcake liners
Small rolling pin
Resealable plastic bag

1. Prepare cake batter according to instructions on box. Divide batter evenly into paper-lined cupcake cups.
2. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
3. Meanwhile, soften STARBURST® Fruit Chews (about 6 at a time) in the microwave for 2 to 3 seconds. Flatten them with a rolling pin and immediately cut into feathers using scissors. Use any red STARBURST® Fruit Chews scraps to make the waddle.
4. Frost the top of each cupcake. Using the scissors, snip a corner off of the resealable plastic bag and spoon 1 cup of chocolate frosting into the bag. For the tail: Pipe a line of frosting across the chocolate wafers and arrange three feathers on each one. Press pretzel stick to support wafer and press it into the cupcake. For the head: Pipe 4 dots on the short end of a TWIX® Cookie Bars candy to stick on the M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies eyes, nose and STARBURST® Fruit Chews waddle.

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Comments (4)

  1. soooooooooooooooo cute!! Wow, those are Starbust? Lots of candy, like the twix idea lots!

  2. Sooo adorable! I want to try this. I've also seen turkey cupcakes with candy corn for the tail feathers…

  3. too cute! i'm so making these for the hubby's family reunion/thanksgiving meal 🙂 thank you!!!

  4. Your turkey cupcakes are too cute. I have made ome with marshmallos. These are great because the candy will be an extra treat.

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