Peep A Boo Cupcakes

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This is a recipe, that the littles will love!!! These are also adorable as a centerpiece for a dessert table!

Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients:

1 C sugar
1 3/4 C cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2  eggs, room temperature
1/3 C sour cream
1 TBSP vanilla
2/3 C whole milk, room temp

Vanilla Cupcake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Put sugar , cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer for about 1 1/2 minutes.  Mix well.
  4. Scoop in the butter mixing on medium to low speed for about 2 minutes.
    The batter will have an appearance of small crumble pieces.
  5. Whisk the eggs, yogurt and vanilla together until the texture is smooth.
  6. Pour the liquid mixture in with the dry ingredients beating until combined on medium.
  7. Reduce speed to low while gradually adding milk to the above mixture. (Batter may be thin and watery.)
  8. Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3rds filled.
  9. Bake on 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Take out of oven allowing the cupcakes to remain in the cupcake pan to cool for several minutes.
  11. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack until totally cool.
  12. Once completely cooled, use a small spoon and dig a hole in the center of the cupcake.

Grass Frosting Ingredients:

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Grass Green gel food coloring
1 bag of  Easter Peeps
Wilton Icing Decorations small flowers
 

 

Grass Frosting Directions:

  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
    If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  2. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down.
    If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then…. Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
  3. Add several drops of the grass green gel food coloring.  Mix well to incorporate the color thorough out the frosting.
    If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  4. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the star tip.
  5. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
  6. Frost around the hole in the center of the cupcake.
  7. Stick the candy peep into the hole with the head sticks out of the frosted cupcake.
  8. Position several candy flowers on the frosted cupcake.

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FANTASTIC Caramel Cadbury Eggs Cupcake Recipe!

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Do you LOVE Cadbury eggs and caramel? If so then I have a recipe for you! Caramel Cadbury Eggs Cupcakes! These delicious and so good they are almost sinful cupcakes, will not last long in your house!

Caramel Cadbury Eggs Cupcake

Makes: Approximately 20

 

Cupcake Batter:

1 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

1 Cup Milk (or substitute coffee to bring out chocolate flavor)

1/2 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil

1 Teaspoon Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Egg (beaten)

10 Carmel Cadbury Eggs (Toppings)

20 Kraft Caramels (Stuffing)

 

Frosting:

2 3/4 Powdered Sugar

6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1/3 Cup Un-whipped Whipping Cream (or Milk)

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Cool Whip (Optional)

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Springtime Muddy Buddies

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Here’s a recipe, that calls for little ones help ;). We make this recipe at various times of the year. It is easy to make and the kids love shaking the bag (just make sure it is completely closed first!). Enjoy! These never last long in our house!

Ingredients:

3 C Chex cereal
1 C Ghiaradelli white chocolate wafers
1/4 C unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 C + powdered sugar
1 C Easter M&M candy
1 C pastel mini marshmallows

Directions:

  • Prep a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a large measuring cup pour 3 cups of Chex cereal into a large bowl.
  • Pour the white chocolate wafers into the top of a double boiler.  Melt chocolate and stirring  often.
  • Slowly pour the warm melted chocolate over the Chex cereal.
  • Using a wooden spoon begin to gently mix the chocolate and the cereal.
  • Make sure that all of the cereal is well coated with chocolate.
  • Scoop the coated cereal into a large plastic bag.
  • Add in the powdered sugar.  Seal the bag closed and begin to shake the two together.
  • Make sure that all of the pieces of chocolate coated cereal are now covered with powdered sugar.
  • Gently pour the cereal onto the lined cookie sheet.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Place the cereal back into a large bowl.
  • Measure out the M&M candy and pastel mini marshmallows to the mix.
  • Store in a Ziploc bag or lidded container.

Enjoy!

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Rudolph Chow Recipe

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You guys are loving the Christmas recipes, so here is another fun and easy one to make with the whole family, that I call Rudolph Chow. I actually included the recipe for Rudolph Chow in the annual cookbook we create for our Moms group at church. Quick and easy to make, and it’s addictive!

 

Ingredients

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½ C creamy PB

1&1/2 C chocolate chips

8 C Rice Chex cereal

4-6 C powdered sugar

A bag or container of red Sixlets or red M&M’s (any type of red circle candy)

Handful of Pretzel sticks


Directions

In a large bowl add in the 8 C of Rice Chex cereal. Set aside.

In a medium sized glass bowl add in chocolate chips and PB.

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Microwave for 1 minute.

Stir the ingredients together until smooth. If there are still un-melted chocolate chips then microwave for another 15 seconds.

Once PB and chocolate are combined and smooth, poor mixture on top of the cereal.

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Stir until all cereal is coated with the chocolate mixture.

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Add the powdered sugar and stir until all of the chocolate covered cereal is coated with the sugar.

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Add in the candy and pretzels.

Enjoy!

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Christmas Tree Brownies

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These Christmas Tree Brownies are so cute and easy to make! These would be perfect for a classroom party, pre-school, or just about any occasion! My little guy loves all of the recipes I have been working on. He is the official taste tester. He gives this one 2 thumbs up!

Yields: 8-10 servings
Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

Ingredients (4)

1 box of brownie mix (including required oil, water & eggs) or your favorite brownie recipe
1 cup frosting
Food coloring (any color(s) you choose for the garland)
Candies and/or sprinkles to decorate

Directions:

1. Prepare and bake brownies as directed on box or recipe.
2. Allow brownies to cool, and gently remove from the pan and place onto parchment paper.

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3. Divide the brownies by cutting a straight line down the center horizontally. Cut off hard edges and then cut triangles out of each half to create the trees.
4. In a small bowl, mix food coloring into frosting until you reach desired shade. Spoon frosting into a piping bag or a sandwich bag with the tip cut off.

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5. Draw garland onto trees

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6. Decorate the trees with candies and sprinkles

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