Creepy Crawly Cupcakes Recipe
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Creepy Crawly Cupcakes Recipe

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These cupcakes are so fun to whip up and eat! It looks like the worms are crawling out of dirt. Even adults enjoy these! —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 20 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 24 gummy worms, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 282 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  2. Set aside 1 tablespoon frosting. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting; dip each into crushed cookies. Place a dab of the reserved frosting on the cut end of each worm half; place two on each cupcake. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Creepy Crawly Cupcakes in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p14

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hstone2 User ID: 4289170 158323
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Made these for my 6th grade sons class party and the older kids just loved them! They were easy and quick to make. I will definitely make them again!"

bevlynncog User ID: 4361619 176811
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I have made these for 3 years now for my sons halloween party at school. My youngest is to old for school parties now but I am still making them for home, they love them!"

theresa7 User ID: 4025611 141967
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"I thought these were the cutest cupcakes! I made them for my son's preschool halloween party. The only only thing I did different is I made my own frosting. Thanx!"

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