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Hot Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

TOTAL TIME
60 MIN.
SERVINGS
24
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (15.25 oz) box of chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup gingerbread cookies, crushed in a blender
  • 2 6-count packages of PEEPS Gingerbread Flavored Gingerbread Men

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, sour cream, and milk until smooth.
  3. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Gingerbread Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and finely crushed gingerbread cookies. Slowly add in more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. If it gets too thick, add 1 tablespoon of milk.
  6. Frost your cooled cupcakes and top with Gingerbread PEEPS!

NOTE: I crushed my cookies with a blender and then sifted them so that I only used the fine pieces. This way, I could pipe the frosting out with no clumps. If you don’t want to use cookies, you can add a little cinnamon and ginger to the frosting instead!

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ABOUT MARSHMALLOW PEEPS®

The wonderful combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallow creates an unforgettable taste experience. PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies are made by Just Born, Inc., a family-owned candy manufacturer. We make everyone's favorite candies: MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, TEENEE BEANEE® Gourmet Jelly Beans, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, and of course, PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies.

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