Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Blend in dry pudding mix and milk. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, mix COOL WHIP, marshmallows, pineapple and food coloring. Refrigerate 30 min.
Frost cupcakes with COOL WHIP mixture. Garnish with nuts.
How to Thaw COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
The best way to thaw frozen COOL WHIP Whipped Topping is in its container in the refrigerator. Depending on the size tub you have, the thawing time varies. Recommended thawing times are: 8-oz. tub - 4 hours; 12-oz. tub - 5 hours; 16-oz. tub - 6 hours. We DO NOT recommend thawing COOL WHIP Whipped Topping in the microwave.
Storing COOL WHIP
Keep a tub of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping in the freezer to use as an easy dessert topping, as a last-minute frosting for cakes or for spooning over cut-up fresh fruit. Once thawed, the whipped topping should be refrigerated and used within 2 weeks. For longer storage, COOL WHIP Whipped Topping can be re-frozen up to five times.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.