Easy Snowman Cupcakes

My daughters Christmas concert was this week at school, and I needed a fun and festive treat to bring to her holiday open house.  It had to be simple since life in full swing can be more than enough to juggle…especially around the holidays. My girls absolutely LOVE cupcakes, so I had a definite direction I needed follow.  With Christmas, I think peppermint…so here’s where these snowy guys came into my life.  

These cute frosty snowmen are filled with holiday punch.  Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate chips, peppermint icing, and a candy cane marshmallow flavored hat.  You can’t get much more Christmassy delicious fun than that!  The best thing about these was that these were fairly simple to make.   My daughter was so proud of these easy snowman cupcakes (since she helped make them) and excited to share them with her friends.

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What you will need:

1 Box of Vanilla Cake Mix

1 Container of Vanilla Icing

1 tsp Peppermint Extract

1 Tub of Mini Powered Sugar Donuts

1 Box of Candy Cane Viva Puff Cookies

24 Orange Jelly Beans (I found mine at the Bulk Barn)

48 Googley Eyes

1 Tube of Royal Icing

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

24 Cupcake Liners

 

Here’s How:

Step 1:

Bake vanilla cupcakes as per package.  Note: I added in 1/2 C of chocolate chips to the mixture, its not necessary, but it made them even more delicious!

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Step 2: 

Mix container of Vanilla icing with 1 tsp of Peppermint extract, and whip on medium speed for 1 minute.  This makes the icing nice and fluffy.  Spread icing on cupcakes

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Step 3:

Place small powered donut on the lower part of cupcake.  This will be the snow mans delicious face.

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Step 4: 

Cut Candy Cane Puff cookies in half with a sharp knife.  When cutting, they may seem like they are going to fall apart, but they go back together nicely.  Place one half of puff cookie above the powered donut. This will be his scrumptious hat!

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Step 5:

Now it’s time to add the adorable face.  Put a dab of royal icing on each of the googly eyes, and place on donut.

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Step 6:

Ice one side of the orange jelly bean and place just below the eyes.

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Step 7:

Melt chocolate chips, and put into icing bag or small ziploc.  Snip the end, and draw a beaufiul chocolate smile below the nose.

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And there you go…easy, adorable Peppermint Snowman Cupcakes.  These handsome guys are all ready for eating.

 

 

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