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Pirate's Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

Surprise! Treasures of candies are hidden in these fun chocolate cupcakes.

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  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
3/4
cup water
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
24
miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies (from 12-oz bag), unwrapped

Frosting and Decorations

1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
2
rolls (from 4.5-oz box) Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack (any red color)
24
pieces Cheerios™ cereal or small ring-shaped candies (about 4 teaspoons)
3
tablespoons miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate baking bits
1
tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
2
pieces black string licorice (each 34 inches long)

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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 In large bowl, make cake mix as directed on box--except use 3/4 cup water, the oil and eggs. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Place 1 candy in top of batter for each cupcake (candies will sink as cupcakes bake).
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for cupcakes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Frost cupcakes with frosting. Cut 12-inch piece from 1 fruit snack roll; set aside. From remaining fruit snack, cut 24 (2-inch) pieces; cut crescent-shaped piece from each. Peel off paper backing; add 1 piece to each cupcake for top of kerchief.
  • 5 Cut reserved fruit snack into 12 (1-inch) pieces; peel off paper backing. Cut each piece in half lengthwise. Twist each piece in middle; add to 1 end of crescent-shaped fruit snack on each cupcake, forming tie of kerchief. Add 1 piece of cereal under each tie for earring. Use baking bits, chocolate chips and licorice to make facial features and eye patches. Store covered.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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