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Creepy Crawly Cupcakes Recipe

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

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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!"

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!"

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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