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PEEPS® Spring Cupcakes

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PEEPS® Spring Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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These playful PEEPS® cupcakes add a touch of spring to your Easter celebrations or springtime garden parties! You'll be delighted to find an edible egg surprise inside.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ orange sherbet cupcake mix (or any other variety)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup assorted mini jelly beans or candy-coated chocolate eggs
1
container Betty Crocker™ raspberry sherbet frosting (or any other variety)
1
package edible Easter grass
24
PEEPS® Orange Delight Marshmallow Chicks (or any other PEEPS® variety)

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Using melon baller, scoop out center of each cupcake, about 1 inch deep. Fill each with 1 heaping teaspoonful jelly beans.
  • 4 Using photo as a guide, frost cupcakes with frosting; add small amount of edible grass, and top each with marshmallow chick. Store loosely covered.
PEEPS is a registered trademark of Just Born, Inc.
Tips  

Cupcakes can be made with any variety of PEEPS® marshmallows, cake mix and frosting as you wish. Food color, assorted sprinkles and candy can help customize your look.

Add a small amount of frosting to bottom of each PEEPS® chick to help stay on top of cupcake.

Want to add some fun to your cupcakes? Look for seasonal cupcake liners in the baking aisle or your local craft store.

Check out other PEEPS® inspired recipes!

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
21g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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