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Skeleton Cupcakes

Yogurt covered pretzels and marshmallows are the secret behind these super cute Halloween treats!






I saw these cute little things on the cover of a magazine (about 10 yrs ago), in the checkout line of our local grocery store. I just knew I had to make them, so I bought the magazine. By now, most of you know just how much I love Halloween recipes! 

I just love these super cute cupcakes! They are really quite simple to make. I used white melting chocolate to glue the pretzels and marshmallows to my lollipop sticks. I figured they would set up faster, than if I used frosting, like the recipe instructed. I was beyond happy as to how these turned out. So stinking cute!!!






Skeleton Cupcakes
Adapted from Woman's Day Halloween Celebrations; 2010



Who could resist a cute cupcake with a skeletal frame comprised of a marshmallow skull and yogurt mini pretzel ribs supported by a lollipop stick? Whip up a batch of these bony characters with your favorite cake mix and canned frosting.


Active Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


1 box (18.25 oz) white cake mix

4 large egg whites

1 cup milk

1/3 cup canola oil

2 cans (16 oz each) vanilla frosting


Decoration:


18 marshmallows

4-in. lollipop sticks

Black frosting

72 yogurt-covered mini-pretzels

white chocolate, melted


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 18 regular size muffin cups with white liners.


2. Beat cake mix, egg whites, milk and oil in large bowl with mixer on low speed 1 minute until blended; increase speed to medium and continue to beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.


3. Bake 20 to 22 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes before removing cupcakes to rack to cool completely. Frost cupcakes with vanilla frosting.


4. To decorate: Slightly flatten marshmallows with palm of your hand. Insert a lollipop stick into each marshmallow. With the black frosting, using photo as a guide, draw the skeleton mouth along the bottom of each marshmallow. Draw 2 nostrils above the middle of the mouth, as shown and make the eyes with dabs of the black frosting.


5. For each skeleton, carefully thread the stick end of the marshmallow head through the small hole of a pretzel, slowly twisting the pretzel from side to side as you push it up toward the head, stopping about 1/2 in. below the head. Secure the pretzel in position with a dab of melted white chocolate. Add 2 more pretzels, lining them up, to resemble the rib cage, securing with dabs of melted white chocolate. Stick the skeleton into the top of a cupcake. To make the arms, carefully cut a pretzel in half with a serrated knife and attach to the top rib with melted white chocolate. Repeat with remaining skeletons.


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Comments

  1. Those are sooo cute! And sound delicious

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  2. How cute! Perfect for a Halloween party :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. These are SOOO cute! I bet my girls would love to do this! Thank you for the share and for the thorough instructions! I love a good recipe post when there's a good follow through on how to!

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  4. These are so cute! My 5 year old is sitting next to me and says we need to make these for Halloween LOL

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  5. Oh wow! Those are sooo creative! I wouldn’t have thought of that! Looks great!

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  6. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,503. Sure hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. These are super cute! So fun!

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