Makes 30 cupcakes
When it comes to Halloween treats, the scarier, the better. And these creepy monster cupcakes are the scariest! Get creative with these chocolate cupcakes by making monster faces out of your favorite Halloween candy.
30 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
3/4 cup butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened
1 – 2/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1 – 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 – 1/3 cups water
1 container vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (16 oz)
red and yellow food coloring
Assorted HERSHEY’S Candies for decoration
1.Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
2.Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each.
3.Bake 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely.
4.Tint frosting with red and yellow food color to make orange. Frost cupcakes with orange frosting. Cut up candies to make “monster” faces. Yields about 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.
Find this recipe and more treats at hersheyland.com.com