LITTLE GREEN MONSTER CUPCAKES

by NYMetroParents Staff

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Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins!

green monster cupcake

What you'll need:

2 dozen cupcakes from your favorite recipe

3.4-ounce box of vanilla-flavored instant pudding

Green food coloring

1 cup of green melting candy (we used Wilton Candy Melts)

24 large marshmallows

Skewers

Waxed-paper-lined baking sheet

M&M's Minis

Small serrated knife

Chocolate frosting

Black gel

2 green Tic Tac mints

 

Directions:

1. Bake and cool 2 dozen cupcakes from your favorite recipe. Prepare a 3.4-ounce box of vanilla-flavored instant pudding. Stir in drops of green food coloring until you have a shade you like, then place it in the refrigerator to chill.

2. Next, microwave 1 cup of green melting candy (we used Wilton Candy Melts, available at party supply stores) for 1 minute at 50 percent power, then stir. If necessary, heat in 15-second intervals until completely melted. One at a time, spear 24 large marshmallows with a skewer and roll them in the melted candy, coating the sides. Set them on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet, add M&M's Minis for eyes, and place them in the refrigerator to chill.

3. With a small serrated knife, remove a 1-inch-wide chunk from the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with a tablespoon or so of the pudding, then spread chocolate frosting around each pudding hole.

4. Cover each pool of pudding with a chilled marshmallow. Add black gel facial features and 2 green Tic Tac mints for bolts.

5. Finally, top each monster head with a bit of frosting and muss with your finger or a fork. Keep the cupcakes chilled until serving time.

 

Recipe courtesy of Spoonful.com.

 

More Halloween Recipes

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Chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes

Tower of Horror treats for Halloween

 


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