Chocolate Monster Cupcakes

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Halloween is such a fun holiday.  There are so many fun costumes, decorations, and you guessed it, desserts.  My daycare provider gave me this idea and it has been a huge hit.  Not only do they look cute, but they taste great!  They are perfect for any Halloween party.

Bake and cool 2 dozen cupcakes from your favorite recipe.  I found that the smaller cupcakes worked better for this recipe.

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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.

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Next, microwave 1 cup of green melting candy until completely melted.  Get your marshmallow station ready.  I used a colander to stick the skewers in while the coating dried.

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One at a time, spear 24 large marshmallows with a skewer and roll them in the melted candy, coating the sides. Addmini chocolate chips for eyes.  Let sit until the coating has completely hardened.

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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.

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Cover each pool of pudding with a chilled marshmallow. Add black gel facial features and 2 green Tic Tac mints for bolts.  Finally, top each monster head with a bit of frosting and muss with your finger or a fork.

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Chocolate Monster Cupcakes
1.  Bake and cool 2 dozen cupcakes from your favorite recipe.
2.  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.

3.  Next, microwave 1 cup of green melting candy (available at party supply stores) for 1 minute at 50 percent power, then stir. If necessary, heat in 15-second intervals until completely melted. Get your marshmallow station ready. I used a colander to stick the skewers in while the coating dried.
4.  One at a time, spear 24 large marshmallows with a skewer and roll them in the melted candy, coating the sides. Add mini chocolate chips for eyes.  Let sit until coating has completely hardened.

5.  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.
Cover each pool of pudding with a chilled marshmallow. Add black gel facial features and 2 green Tic Tac mints for bolts. 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.

Enjoy!
 
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Comments

  1. way cute!

  2. those are super cute!!

  3. fancygrlnancy says:

    Those are really cute! thanks for sharing!

  4. Those are so awesome!!

  5. Kristina S says:

    Cute! Those look good!

  6. These look so cute! I love new creative ideas for cupcakes. Thanks for the post.

  7. Holly Wilson says:

    These are so cute! I wish I would have seen this before our Fall Festival at church. I'm bookmarking this for next year!

  8. HoosierHomemade says:

    Super cute! Love the tic tacs!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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