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Awesome Alien Cupcakes

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Awesome Alien Cupcakes
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24

Have Halloween fun! Create sweet aliens and surprise your goblins. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 4, 2011
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devil's food or yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
6
cups Kix® cereal
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
4
cups miniature marshmallows
1/4
teaspoon orange neon gel or paste food color (from 2.7-oz tube)
48
gummy peach ring candies (from three 4.25-oz bags)
48
candy-coated chocolate candies
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel
48
thin pretzel sticks
20
drops green food color
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
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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