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Green-Eyed Monster Recipe
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Green-Eyed Monster Recipe

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Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute green guy with a little frosting, candy and imagination. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

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

  1. 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.
  2. Spoon 2 tablespoons of vanilla frosting into a small resealable bag; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 to add as the sparkle in the eye. Yield: 6 cupcakes.
Originally published as Green-Eyed Monster in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p29


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jenthebaker User ID: 5786924 179205
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I loved this, but didn't use marshmallows nor candy,,just icing all the way through. I also didn't put that much green icing to overwhelm the cupcake. My work loved the look of them. Good and cute!"

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daynadorn User ID: 6328144 212513
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"The kids had a GREAT time decorating these and many more monster cupcakes! They are very sweet, but soooo cute!"

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kimmbee User ID: 5767522 196028
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"EVERYONE LOVED THESE MADE THEM FOR MY GRANDSONS 10TH B-DAY PARTY KID THOUGHT THEY WERE GREAT!"

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karla81 User ID: 2234427 111632
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I made these with my two nieces ages 12 & 10 for one of their school carnivals. We had a blast and we did the halloween candy corn M&Ms for the eyes...alot faster to make than I thought they would be... video was a great demo"

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HsyBar User ID: 1594532 132968
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Made last year for Halloween. Fun design, easy to do."

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mustluvchoc User ID: 5595132 212512
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I made these for my 3rd graders class as a birthday treat. These were easy and fun to make my 4yr old helped. The kids in the class were so excited when i revealed these green eyed cup cakes, i made green, and pink w/ different colored eyes. It works out perfect having a child w/ a themed b-day :) Thanks Karen for sharing, i liked the video online too."

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ebostdorff User ID: 5539758 212511
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"made these for a party, with some others, and people didn't want to eat them because they looked so good! very easy to make and a lot of fun!"

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donnalou59 User ID: 5237622 132175
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Changed the icing to green and some purple. Purple for the one eyed purple people eater :-)"

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suemercado User ID: 3284856 117171
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Made these with my daughter. They were adorable and easy. One of the few recipes that works out exactly as it said. Tip. refridgerate Icing before piping to keep spikes stiffer."

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josiezanker User ID: 3325499 150211
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"So easy to make, and they turned out just like the picture! Loved it!"

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