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Awesome Alien Cupcakes

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Awesome Alien Cupcakes
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
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Have Halloween fun! Create sweet aliens and surprise your goblins.
Updated May 16, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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 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.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. In large bowl, place cereal.
  • 4
    In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows; stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in orange food color. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until well coated.
  • 5
    For feet, place 2 gummy candies on cookie sheet. Spray inside of 1/4-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. For body, fill measuring cup with warm cereal mixture; place over feet, releasing cereal mixture and covering back half of feet. Repeat with remaining gummy candies and cereal mixture to make 24 aliens. Use 2 candy-coated chocolate candies for eyes and black decorating gel to make centers of eyes. Insert 2 pretzels for antennae.
  • 6
    Stir green food color into frosting container; frost cupcakes with frosting. Place 1 alien on top of each cupcake; press gently to secure. Store uncovered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Too many aliens? Bake and cool cupcakes as directed on box. Wrap 12 cupcakes tightly in food-safe plastic wrap and freeze for future use. Divide remaining ingredient amounts in half, and make 12 alien cupcakes.

Nutrition

300 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 47g Total Carbohydrate, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
29g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 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.
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