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Witch Cupcakes

 Witch Cupcakes
Chocolate-covered Bugles and chocolate wafers make the witches' hats on these wickedly fun cupcakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours + standing Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 24 Bugles
  • 12 chocolate wafers, cut in half
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green paste food coloring
  • 1/3 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Assorted candies: miniature chocolate chips, black licorice twists, black shoestring licorice and purple Nerds

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for
  • cupcakes; cool completely.
  • For witches' hats, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and
  • shortening; stir until smooth. Dip a Bugle in chocolate, allowing
  • excess to drip off. Position on a chocolate wafer half, forming a
  • witch's hat. Place on waxed paper to dry. Repeat with remaining
  • chocolate, Bugles and wafers.
  • For hair, in a small bowl, combine the chow mein noodles, sugar and
  • cocoa; set aside. Tint frosting green; frost cupcakes. Insert

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Witch Cupcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • witches' hats into cupcakes.
  • For eyes, cut miniature marshmallows in half and pinch slightly;
  • attach miniature chocolate chips with frosting for pupils. Place on
  • cupcakes. Add pieces of licorice twists for noses, shoestring
  • licorice for mouths and Nerds for warts. Arrange reserved chow mein
  • noodles on cupcakes for hair. Yield: 2 dozen.