YORK Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

From HERSHEY’S

Makes 30 cupcakes

 

These cool cupcakes are incredible for any celebration…and the drizzle on top makes them look extra festive!

INGREDIENTS

1 package Devil’s food cake mix (about 16 oz.)

1/3 cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

8 YORK Snack Size Peppermint Patties (.6 oz. each)”

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

WHITE FROSTING (recipe follows)

PEPPERMINT PATTIE DRIZZLE (recipe follows)

*10 regular size YORK Peppermint Patties or 36 YORK Minis Peppermint Patties can be substituted for the Snack Size.

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 30 muffin cups (2 1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2.Stir together dry cake mix and cocoa in large bowl. Place 1/3 cup mixture in bowl of food processor; set aside.

3.Remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Cut into pieces and place in food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs are formed. Add crumb mixture to cake mix/cocoa mixture.

4.Add eggs, milk, oil, and peppermint extract. Blend on low speed of electric mixer until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter.

5.Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with WHITE FROSTING and drizzle with PEPPERMINT PATTIE DRIZZLE. Garnish with additional Peppermint Pattie pieces, if desired. Makes 30 cupcakes.

 

WHITE FROSTING

Makes 5 cups frosting

INGREDIENTS

2 cups milk
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups shortening
3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Stir together milk and flour in 2-quart saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.

2.Remove from heat. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes, or until cool, stirring occasionally.

3.Beat shortening, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and salt in large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended.

 

PEPPERMINT PATTIE DRIZZLE

INGREDIENTS

4 YORK Snack Size Peppermint Patties (.6 oz.)*

1 teaspoon water

* 5 regular YORK Peppermint Patties or 18 YORK Minis Peppermint Patties can be substituted for the Snack Size.

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Place 4 YORK Snack Size Peppermint Patties* (.6 oz. each) unwrapped and broken into pieces with 1 teaspoon water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds, until patties are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

 

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