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How to Make PEEPS® Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Created January 10, 2017
Easter surprises have never been so sweet! Bake up these festive Easter cupcakes, filled with colorful sprinkles and topped with a cheery PEEPS® chick.
how to make peeps chick surprise inside cupcakes

What you’ll need: 

How to: 

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with cupcake liners.

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 before transferring to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 

3. Using a melon baller, scoop out center of each cupcake, about 1-inch deep. Fill each with 1 heaping teaspoonful of candies. 

filling baked cupcakes with candy

4. Spoon frosting into medium bowl; stir in enough food color until desired green color. 

5. Frost cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with colored sugar. 

6. Top with yellow PEEPS® chick. Store loosely covered.

frosting cupcakes with marshmallow peep on top