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PEEPS® Spring Cupcakes

PEEPS® Spring Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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)

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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 Facts

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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