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Bat Cupcakes

Melt chocolate bits to create spooky bats that perch atop easy cupcakes.

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
20
drops yellow food color
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped butter cream frosting
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
Pull-apart cherry licorice twists

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Stir food color into frosting until well blended; frost tops of cupcakes.
  • 3 Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper or cooking parchment paper. On another piece of paper, draw and cut out bat shape about 2 1/2 x 1 inch. Place shape under waxed paper. In small microwavable bowl, place chocolate chips. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Place chocolate in small resealable freezer plastic bag; seal. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze chocolate onto waxed paper to make bat, filling in bat shape underneath as guide and making 24 bats. Cut 1/4-inch pieces of licorice; place on each bat for eyes. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or freeze about 5 minutes until set. Peel waxed paper from chocolate. Place 1 chocolate bat on top of each cupcake just before serving. Store loosely covered.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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