RECIPES

Surprise Peeps cupcakes

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 (Just Born Quality Confections)

  • Prep Time

    1hr

  • Cook Time

    30min

  • Total Time

    1hr 30min

  • Servings

    24

These delicious and moist cupcakes have a surprise inside.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix. Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 cup assorted mini candy-coated chocolate candies, jimmies or confetti candy sprinkles
  • 1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)
  • Green food color
  • Green colored decorating sugar
  • 24 Yellow PEEPS brand Marshmallow Chicks

Preparation

Step 1

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

Step 2

  • Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full). Bake as directed on box for cupcakes.

Step 3

  • Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Step 4

  • Using a melon baller, scoop out center of each cupcake, about 1 inch deep. Fill each with 1 heaping teaspoonful candies.

Step 5

  • Spoon frosting into medium bowl; stir enough food color until desired green color. Frost cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with colored sugar. Top with yellow PEEPS Chick. Store loosely covered.