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Peeps Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

TOTAL TIME
MIN.
SERVINGS
8
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INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Additional Ingredients

  • Crushed candy canes, for decoration
  • PEEPS Delights Peppermint Bark Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Dark Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with 8 paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in baking powder and unsweetened cocoa powder. Alternate additions of sour cream and flour until fully incorporated and no streaks remain.
  • Divide mixture between paper liners.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, shortening, and peppermint extract until smooth. Add powdered sugar in 1/2 cup batches, mixing well between additions. Continue mixing until fully combined and smooth.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes with a piping bag and piping tip, or an offset spatula. Decorate sides of frosting with crushed candy canes. Top off with PEEPS Delights Peppermint Bark Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Dark Chocolate.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

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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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