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Groundhog Cupcakes

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Groundhog Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Groundhog Cupcakes

The cutest dessert at your Groundhog Day party.

Ingredients

24
Cocoa Puffs™ Milk 'n Cereal Bars
72
mini marshmallows
48
nonpareil sprinkles
48
brown M&M's® chocolate candies
48
brown Reese's Puffs® cereal
1
rollup Fruit Roll-up, red
1
can Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1
can Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
bag Oreos
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/3
cups water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
24
cupcake paper cups

Directions

  • 1 Prepare the cake batter according to package instructions. Spread into cupcake liners to make 24 cupcakes. Bake as instructed.
  • 2 Allow cupcakes to cool while making your groundhogs.
  • 3 The pictures from the blog post about this recipe will be helpful when making these groundhogs. Visit: <a href="http://rock-ur-party.tablespoon.com/1/" target="_blank">rock ur party </a>
  • 4 Start with a Cocoa Puffs™ bar. Using chocolate frosting as the glue, glue the face features to the bar to make the Groundhog -- Reese's Puffs® are the ears, the marshmallows are cut to form the eyes and the teeth, the brown M&M's® are the cheeks, the Fruit Roll Up is the nose, and the little round sprinkles are the eyeballs.
  • 5 Frost the cupcakes with the vanilla frosting. Use the Oreos on top to form a dirt mound.
  • 6 Insert the groundhog bar into the top center of a cupcake so it looks like he is popping out of the top.
Reese’s Puffs is a registered trademark of Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery Company used under license. Trademarks referred to herein are the properties of their respective owners.
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Groundhog Day Cupcakes

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

It might sound strange, but my girlfriend's favorite holiday is Groundhog Day.


Every year she decorates the apartment, buys gifts, and tunes in live to see what Phil is gonna do.  The highlight of the day though is always the Groundhog Cupcakes.

She makes lots and lots of these little groundhog cupcakes to bring in to work.  This time of year is the busy season in her profession, so she ends up baking and decorating these little guys through all hours of the night.

Decorating the cupcakes are not as hard as you might think.  All you need is some candy and frosting and you are on your way.

 

Groundhog Cupcakes

First step is to make the cupcakes.

 

 

Groundhog Cupcakes

Then gather all your ingredients for the groundhogs.

 

Groundhog Cupcakes

Marshmallows for eyes and teeth, nonpareil sprinkles for eyeballs, Reese’s Puffs for ears, Fruit Roll-Up for a nose and M+M’s for cheeks.

 

Groundhog Cupcakes

Adding the ears.

 

Groundhog Cupcakes

Groundhog army attack!

 

 

Groundhog Cupcakes

I love winter, but by the time February comes around every year, I am hoping for an early spring.  So here's to Phil not seeing his shadow!

 



 

Dan Whalen is usually sleeping while his girlfriend makes these.  He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

 

 
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