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Give a Hoot Cupcakes

 Give a Hoot Cupcakes
Hoot hoot! Party guests will be "eyeing up" these treats long before you serve dessert! They make a lasting impression and only require six ingredients to make.
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Oreo cookies
  • 1/4 cup vanilla frosting
  • Chocolate-covered peppermint candies
  • Small banana shaped hard candies (Runts)

Directions

  • Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
  • Split the sandwich cookies in half, keeping the cream side whole
  • (microwaving a few cookies at a time for several seconds helps to
  • keep the cream side solid). Place the cookies, cream side up, on the
  • cupcakes for eyes. Cut remaining cookie pieces into thirds; discard
  • the center third and set the rest aside.
  • With the vanilla frosting, attach the chocolate-covered mints for
  • eyes; pipe pupils.
  • Place reserved cookie pieces above eyes for the ears. Pipe chocolate
  • frosting on ears and around eyes.
  • Press the yellow candies in between the eyes as the beak. Yield:
  • varies.