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St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

 St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes
"On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Green is dominant in most of the food we serve, so these cupcakes tinted with pistachio pudding mix are a perfect addition.
18 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting
  • Green sprinkles and/or chocolate jimmies


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder
  • and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
  • Stir into dry ingredients until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Fill foil or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at
  • 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
  • completely. Frost and decorate as desired. Yield: about 1-1/2
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 270 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.