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Wide-Eyed Owl Cupcakes

These whimsical treats are sure to bring smiles. They look and taste great—whoooo wouldn't love them? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 24 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1/2 cup Froot Loops
  • 1/4 cup chocolate frosting
  • Assorted candies: candy corn, butterscotch or chocolate chips
  • 48 ginger thin cookies


  • Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely. Frost cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
  • On each cookie, attach Froot Loops with chocolate frosting for eyes. Cut off yellow end from candy corn. With chocolate frosting, attach candy corn for beaks and butterscotch chips for ears.
  • Cut a slit in each cupcake and carefully insert cookie owls. For wings, press rye chips into white frosting.
Editor's Note
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  • hchambers
    Oct 13, 2015

    These are adorable! My son has an owl theme in kindergarten this year so we made these to take in to his class. All the kids and the teacher absolutely loved them.