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Bat Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Even my adult children love these Halloween cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
Bat Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 24 fudge-striped cookies
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • White decorating icing

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  2. Spread frosting over cupcakes. For bat wings, cut cookies in half; insert 2 cookie halves into each cupcake.
  3. Gently press chocolate kisses into frosting for heads. Add eyes with decorating icing.
Editor's Note
Decorative cupcake liners can be found at fancyflours.com.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 284 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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