These great-tasting, ghoulish-looking cupcakes are a wickedly easy treat for a Halloween party! Makes 12
1 package chocolate cake mix
(+ any ingredients specified on package)
1 can white frosting
green food coloring
24 brown mini M&Ms
12 chocolate sugar cones
1 pound black licorice laces, cut into 1/4”, 1/2”
and 2” lengths
12 candy corns
Bake cupcakes in cupcake liners according to package directions; let cool and remove from pan.
Add enough food coloring to frosting to make a pale green.
Cover the tops of each cupcake with a generous mound (about 1/3 cup) of frosting. Insert one candy corn into each cupcake to form a nose. Using brown mini M&Ms, insert two into each cupcake to form eyes. Place two short lengths of licorice above the eyes to form eyebrows for the witch. Place the shorter licorice lengths above the eyebrows to form bangs. Place an inverted cone on top of bangs, pressing gently into buttercream to adhere. Place the longer licorice lengths under the cone hat to form the hair.