Holiday Snowmen

From PILLSBURY BAKING
Makes 18 Snowmen

These cutie snowmen will melt your heart…and your taste buds!

 

INGREDIENTS

Non-stick cooking spray
1 package PILLSBURY Moist Supreme Dark Chocolate Flavored Premium Cake Mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
3 large eggs
3 (16 oz.) cans PILLSBURY Creamy Supreme White Frosting
18 small red and green doilies or seasonal paper baking cups, flattened
Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Small gumdrops
Pretzel twists, broken or pretzel sticks
Chewy red or multi-colored fruit rolls

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 18 regular size muffin cups and 18 mini muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.

2.Prepare cake mix according to package directions using water, oil, and eggs. Fill regular and mini muffin cups half full with batter. Bake 10 to 12 minutes for mini cupcakes and 18 to 20 minutes for regular cupcakes. Cool in pan 2 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.

3.Place 1 can frosting in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 seconds. Stir until smooth. Put a small dab in center of doily or flattened baking cup to keep snowmen in place. Cut small amount off top of larger cupcakes to level. Place cupcakes on doily or baking cup.

4.Frost sides and top of cupcake. Place small cupcake right-side up on top of larger cupcake. Frost sides and top. Smooth frosting over entire snowman, rounding shape as needed. Repeat with remaining cupcakes and remaining can of frosting. Reheat frosting in microwave 5 seconds on HIGH as needed to keep smooth.

5.Decorate snowmen using mini chocolate chips for eyes and buttons. Cut pieces of orange gumdrops to make nose. Place various colors of gumdrops on top for hat. Insert pieces of pretzels for arms. Add a scarf with 2 thin strips of fruit roll, pressed together to make one long strip.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsburybaking.com