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Skeleton Cupcakes

Photo: Mark Thomas
Yield 10 Servings
Stop the presses! These too-cute cupcakes are a must-bake for your Halloween party. There's room for creativity on these delicious desserts, so make the faces fun or scary--your choice.

Ingredients

  • 10 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 20 brown M&M's
  • 1 long strand black licorice
  • 25 white mini jellybeans
  • 10 mini Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 (9 oz.) box chocolate wafers

Nutrition Information

  • calories 572
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 10 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 81 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 48 mg
  • sodium 364 mg

How to Make It

  1. Beat together butter and shortening for 2 minutes. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla and salt; beat for 1 minute. Mound 1/4 cup frosting in center of top of each larger cupcake.

  2. For faces, add M&M's, pieces of licorice and halved jellybeans (see photo).

  3. For hats, dab frosting on mini cupcakes, invert and stick to chocolate wafers. Put one on each icing mound.