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Cupcake Sliders

You will definitely want to eat dessert first when you spot these adorable sweets! The clever cupcakes would be great for a kids' party.

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 64

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4
cups sugar
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
2/3
cup milk

Brownies

1
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
1/4
cup water
2/3
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs

Toppings

1 1/2
cups flaked coconut
4
to 6 drops green food color
4
to 6 drops water
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container)
64
orange juicy chewy fruit candies, unwrapped
16
rolls Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ strawberry chewy fruit snack (from three 4.5-oz boxes), unwrapped
2
tablespoons honey
1
to 2 teaspoons water
2
tablespoons sesame seed

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini paper baking cup in each of 24 mini muffin cups. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about a third at a time, and milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  • 3 Fill each cup with about 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon batter or until about two-thirds full. (Cover and refrigerate remaining batter until ready to bake; cool pan 15 minutes before reusing.) Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter to make an additional 48 mini cupcakes.
  • 4 Leave oven temperature at 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, stir brownie mix, 1/4 cup water, the oil and 2 eggs with spoon until blended. Pour into pan. Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool 20 minutes. With 1 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 64 brownie rounds for “burgers.”
  • 5 In medium bowl, toss coconut, green food color and 4 to 6 drops water with fork until coconut reaches desired color; set aside.
  • 6 Remove paper baking cups from 64 cupcakes (reserve remaining cupcakes for another use). Cut each cupcake horizontally in half to make tops and bottoms of “buns.” Place brownie rounds (burgers) on bottom halves of cupcakes (buns), using frosting to secure.
  • 7 To make “cheese slices,” on large microwavable plate, microwave about 8 chewy fruit candies at a time on High 5 to 10 seconds to soften. Use bottom of measuring cup to flatten until each is about 1 3/4 inches in diameter. Secure to “burgers” with frosting. Repeat to make additional “cheese slices.”
  • 8 To make “ketchup,” cut chewy fruit snack with kitchen scissors into about 1 3/4-inch irregular-edged circles. Secure to “cheese” with frosting. Spread dab of frosting on “ketchup”; sprinkle each slider with scant 2 teaspoons tinted coconut for “shredded lettuce.”
  • 9 In small bowl, mix honey and enough of the 1 to 2 teaspoons water until thin consistency. Brush honey mixture lightly over “bun tops"; sprinkle each with sesame seed. Spread dab of frosting on cut sides of “bun tops"; secure to coconut, frosting side down.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Brownies can be baked ahead, but wait to cut out the "burgers" until ready to assemble so the burgers don't dry out.

For a fun touch, serve these "sliders" in red and white checked paper food trays, like at a fast-food restaurant, accompanied by "fries" (yellow licorice twists).

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake Slider
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
0%;
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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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