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Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes

Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

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Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 271 kcal

what you'll need

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package chocolate frosting
  • 1 10 oz bag chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 package thin pretzel twists cut in half
  • 1 jar chocolate sugar
  • 1 box mini vanilla wafers
  • 1 package candy containing red candies (M&M’s, Skittles, etc.)
  • 1 package candy eyes

let's do it

  • Follow cake mix instructions to bake 24 cupcakes then cool cupcakes completely.
  • While cupcakes are baking, heat 2" water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Place a heatproof bowl over the water. The bowl should not touch the water. Add chocolate wafers to bowl then stir until melted and completely smooth. Place a parchment-lined baking pan next to melted chocolate, then dip pretzel ‘antlers’ in chocolate and transfer to baking pan. Set aside.
  • When cupcakes are cool, frost with chocolate frosting. Place chocolate sugar on a small plate then dip frosted side of cupcake in sugar to cover completely. Set aside.
  • Line up 24 mini wafer cookies and 24 red candies. Using a toothpick or tip of a pairing knife, dab a bit of frosting on a candy then attach to a wafer cookie a bit below the center. Frost the back of the wafer cookie then attach the ‘nose’ to the cupcake.
  • Dab frosting to back of each eye and attach. Then insert pretzel antlers and serve.

One Last Thing

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Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 282mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34g
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