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Two Recipes to Try This Halloween From “Spooky Snacks and Treats”

Keep all of your little monsters happy with these adorable treats

Author Kari Hanson

Published on: September 28, 2022

Two Recipes to Try This Halloween From “Spooky Snacks and Treats”

Three cupcakes decorated with friendly looking monsters
Zac Williams

Creature Cupcakes


  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16-ounce) package white candy coating or almond bark
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate frosting
  • Assorted decorating frostings and gels
  • Green Mike and Ike candies
  • Assorted candies and sprinkles

Prepare cake mix according to directions for making cupcakes. Line cupcake pans with fun cupcake papers and fill each two-thirds of the way full. Bake according to instructions. Let cupcakes cool completely.

Following the package directions, melt the candy coating in the microwave. After the coating is melted, add a few drops of green food coloring and stir. Add more if needed, until the candy coating is a nice monster green.

Using a bamboo skewer, dip a marshmallow into the candy coating until covered. Place on wax paper to cool. Repeat until you have made 18 coated marshmallows.

Stir almond extract into the chocolate frosting. Then frost each cupcake.

Place 1 coated marshmallow in the center of each cupcake. Decorate with frosting and gels to create a mini Frankenstein’s monster head. Use a little extra frosting to stick green Mike and Ike candy “bolts” to the sides of the head. Finish off with more candies and sprinkles.

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