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HERSHEY'S KISSES Snowball Elf Cupcakes

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
48 cupcakes

Add something new to your baking this holiday season. These chocolate snowball cupcakes are easy enough to get kids involved. And the result is adorable holiday cupcakes decorated with sweetened coconut flakes and KISSES Candy Cane Mint Candies.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Bake Time
14 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    sugar

  • 3/4 cup

    all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons

  • 3/4 tsp

    baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/2 cup

    milk

  • 1/4 cup

    vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup

    boiling water

  • 48

    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies

  • 24

    marshmallows, pale pink miniature

  • 48

    marshmallows, green miniature marshmallows

  • 1 to 2 cans

    white ready to spread frosting or about 2-1/2 cups your favorite homemade frosting (12 oz each)

  • 1 cup

    sweetened coconut flakes, divided

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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin
1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups
muffin cups
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wire rack
wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 48 small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper or foil baking cups.

2

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water. Batter will be thin. Divide batter evenly into prepared cups.

3

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool several minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

4

Remove wrappers from candy cane candies and cut straws into 96 (1-inch) pieces; set aside.

5

To make ears for the elf hats, cut one pink marshmallow on the diagonal and then cut in half again. (One marshmallow will make ears for two hats). Press the two exposed sticky sides of one marshmallow piece against one side of the candy cane piece to form ear. Place another marshmallow piece on opposite side for second ear. Repeat until all "hats" have ears  attached.

6

To make shoes for each elf, cut one green marshmallow on the diagonal.  Press each half onto one end of straw section, curling ends slightly to form elf shoes.  Repeat until all "legs" have shoes.

7

Frost each cupcake with frosting; sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon coconut.  Add hat and legs to each cupcake to make snow-buried elf.

Additional questions?