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Desserts

"Slime-Filled" Monster Cupcakes

"Slime-Filled" Monster Cupcakes recipe
photo by:kraft
Kids love the so-called slime! And you'll find adults aren't averse to it either—not when they realize that it's actually pudding piped into the cupcakes.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 17 min
servings
total:
24 servings

What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1
pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1
cup  cold milk
4 to 6
drops  green food coloring, divided
1
container  (16 oz.) ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
1
cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
24
 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows, cut in half
48
 green candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 1/2 cup)
24
 blue candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 1/4 cup)
24
 miniature taffy candies

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.

MEANWHILE, beat pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir in 3 or 4 drops green food coloring; spoon into pastry bag fitted with round tip. Refrigerate until ready to use as directed.

CUT cone-shape piece from top of each cupcake; set aside. Pipe pudding into cupcakes, adding about 1 Tbsp. to each. Replace cupcake tops.

SPOON frosting into medium bowl; stir in remaining food coloring. Add COOL WHIP; whisk until blended. Spread onto cupcakes. Decorate with remaining ingredients as shown in photo.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
These fun cupcakes can be decorated ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving.
If You Don't Have a Piping Bag
Spoon pudding mixture into resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to squeeze pudding mixture into cupcakes.
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