St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky Charms” Cupcakes

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Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
¾ cup sour cream
¾ cup milk
1/3 vegetable oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup finely crushed Lucky Charms
(cereal pieces only, no marshmallows)
25 drops green food coloring

Marshmallow Buttercream
4 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
1 (13 oz) container marshmallow fluff

Optional: Green sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with liners.
In a large bowl blend cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.

Mix in drops of green food coloring until desired color is achieved.
Mix in finely crushed Lucky Charms crumbs until combined.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter and bake 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.
Take cupcakes out and let cool completely.

In a medium bowl beat room temperature butter with an electric mixer.

Add two cups of the powdered sugar, the vanilla, and the marshmallow fluff and mix until smooth. Continue to add the powdered sugar, a half cup at a time, mixing between each addition.
Pipe onto each cooled cupcake. Top with green sprinkles and a Lucky Charms marshmallow
(do not top with Lucky Charm marshmallow until ready to eat).

Tip: Marshmallow buttercream may become difficult to mix.
If it becomes too stiff, stop adding powdered sugar and finish mixing by hand.
–The Lucky Charms will get mushy and loose their crispness if they remain on top of the frosting too long before eating.

Valentines Day Puffy Pink Popcorn Hearts

379190_428336003906212_45802237_nIngredients

1 bag (10 oz) large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 drops red food color
8 cups popped light butter flavor microwave popcorn (from 3.5-oz bag)

1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook marshmallows and butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food color.

2 Stir in popped popcorn until evenly coated. Cool 5 minutes.

3 With buttered hands, shape 1 cup mixture into heart shape. Repeat with remaining mixture. Wrap each heart in plastic wrap.

Sheep Cupcakes

74581_372032812892728_829777580_nBack chocolate cupcakes and ice in white butter cream. While icing is still very tacky stick marshmallows all over the top. Top with a black licorice gumdrop (or  use grape). You might need a toothpick to hold this on since it is heavier then the marshmallows. Add licorice for ears and tail (licorice ropes or sticks cut down to size). Pipe eyes on and make impressions for the nose. Nice treat.

Rice Crispie Treat Christmas Train

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Molded into a train pan set and decorated with icing. This looks great but I could see the use of so much more candy. I would also display these in a line with licorice connecting each car. Would make a great display for a party and the kids will get a complete kick out of it.

 

Thanks to Brenda for sharing this with us.

Snowman Poop Gift/Stocking Stuffer

537488_503311779690027_414003805_nWhat a funny little stocking stuffer or present to give to kids old and new. Use large marshmallows for adult snowman “poop” and small for baby snowman “poop”. Use zippy baggies that you can get from the grocery store or department store and top off with the label we have provided here.

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