Friday, November 5, 2010

Sweet Saturday - Halloween Candy Cupcakes

So I'm sure most of you have had lots of candy this week.  And sometimes you think -- what are we going to do with all of this candy.  Have no fear.  Make cupcakes!  {I know because you need MORE sugar added, right?}

But these are the yummiest and most fun cupcakes to eat.  Why because they are a surprise!!
You don't know what you are going to get until you take a bite. 

And did I mention - easy?  You can use any mix.  Any recipe.  Any icing.

Here is the recipe I used.   It is a really easy, yummy yellow cake cupcake mix.  (If that made sense to you!)
I got it from Elinor Klivans cupcakes book.  {Check it out people....}

This will make 12 cupcakes.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used 1 tbsp -- I love vanilla)
1/2 cup sour cream

1. Mix dry ingredients.  Set aside.

2. Use electric mixer and beat egg and yolk and sugar about 2 1/2 minutes.  It will be thick and cream colored.  *Do not under mix! It lightens the texture!

3. Mix in oil and vanilla until blended.  Mix in sour cream until no white streaks are left.

4. Add flour mix. 

5. Fill cupcake pan half full. (A little neater than mine!) :)

6. Pick out your candy!

I ended up with chocolate covered pretzels, milk duds, 3 musketeers, m&ms, twix, kit kat, snikers, milky way and dark milky way.  I decided not to use the whoppers -- mostly because I'm not a fan! :)

7. Place candy in cupcake.

8. Fill back up.

9. Bake at 375 for about 16-18 minutes.

10. Cool and frost.


Now.  Get a glass of milk.
And take a bite....

{Ok that last one was after a few bites...see the gooey caramel and chocolatey goodness??  YUM!}
What flavor did you get??

*Best when served warm so its so gooey and yummy!
My icing was just a basic recipe.
2 1/2 cups butter
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/2 tbsp milk
 Beat butter.  Add powdered sugar.  Beat.  Add vanilla and 1 tbsp milk.  Beat.  Add more milk as necessary. (Sorry no pictures.  This makes a BIG batch of icing!  And these cupcakes are so yummy and sweet it doesn't take much.)

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These fabulous cupcakes have been featured - I know I'm shocked too! WOO HOO! :)


  1. Yummers!!!

  2. What a great idea for my leftovers :) I'll be making these this weekend ~ thanks!


  3. Oh man I want to make these right now!

  4. I can see my neice and nephews FLIPPING for these!!


  5. Great surprise in the center! Can't get any better than candy and cupcakes in one!

  6. So excited to try that cupcake recipe!

    I posted this on my blog:

  7. Hey Amanda!
    I love your idea - so much so, that today's post is a link back to this! Thanks a boat-load for sharing!!!

  8. Thanks for this great idea! I have a low sugar cupcake recipe that I'll be using for this.

  9. That's genius! Thanks for a great idea!

  10. What a wonderful idea!! I actually have been sitting here wondering what to do with our Thanks tons! Found you through Sweet Janette :)

  11. Oh wow! What a great way to use leftover candy! And it's like a present inside :)

    I would LOVE for you to link up to my What's Cooking Wednesday!

  12. Soooo tasty looking...too bad I ate all the good candy already. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)


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