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PEEPS® Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Easter surprises have never been so sweet! Bake up these festive Easter cupcakes, fill with colorful sprinkles and top with a yellow PEEPS® chick to surprise someone. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup assorted mini candy-coated chocolate candies, jimmies or confetti candy sprinkles
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)
Green food color
Green colored decorating sugar
24
yellow PEEPS® brand marshmallow chicks

Directions

  • 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 candies.
  • 4 Spoon frosting into medium bowl; stir in enough food color until desired green color. Frost cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with colored sugar. Top with yellow PEEPS® chick. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
PEEPS is a registered trademark of Just Born, Inc.

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