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Green-Eyed Monster

 Green-Eyed Monster
Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute green guy with a little frosting, candy and imagination. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 marshmallows
  • 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Neon green food coloring
  • 6 small chocolate-coated mints

Directions

  • Trim a corner from one short end of each marshmallow. Attach the
  • marshmallows, cut side down, on top of the cupcakes with a dot of
  • frosting.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of vanilla frosting into a small resealable bag;
  • set aside.
  • Tint the remaining vanilla frosting neon green with the food
  • coloring. Spoon the neon green frosting into a resealable 2-qt.
  • freezer bag. Snip a very small corner (1/8 in.) from bag. Pipe dots
  • of frosting along the outer edge of the cupcake with a
  • pipe-stop-and-pull action to create spikes of frosting. Continue
  • piping all over the cupcakes to completely cover all but the flat
  • side of the marshmallow. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and
  • frosting.
  • Snip a very small corner (1/16 in.) from the bag with the vanilla
  • frosting. Pipe a dot of vanilla frosting in the center of each
  • marshmallow and attach the chocolate-coated mint. Pipe a small line

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Green-Eyed Monster (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • to add as the sparkle in the eye. Yield: 6 cupcakes.