1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread chocolate frosting, divided
9 pieces (3 inches each) plus 36 pieces (2 inches each) black string licorice
36 PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts
assorted candies for decorating (18 pieces candy corn and 18 small red hot candies)
15 small hot cinnamon candies
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Let's Make It
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Chop 5 cookies; set aside. Beat peanut butter, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition until well blended. Stir in chopped chocolate and chopped cookies. Spoon into 18 paper-lined muffin cups.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove cupcakes to wire racks; cool completely.
Reserve 1 Tbsp. frosting for decorating; spread remaining frosting onto tops of cupcakes.
Split remaining cookies, leaving filling on one half of each cookie. Decorate orange cookie halves to resemble cat faces, adding 4 (2-inch) licorice pieces to each for the whiskers, 2 candy corn pieces for the ears and 2 nuts for the eyes, securing candies to cookies with small amount of the reserved frosting.
Cut remaining cookie pieces in half for the bats' wings. Decorate with candies as shown in photo. Stand cat faces on tops of 9 cupcakes. Place 1 (3-inch) licorice piece on back half of each cupcake for the cat's tail. Arrange halved plain cookies on tops of remaining cupcakes to resemble bats. Add red hot candies for the eyes, securing to cookies with remaining frosting.
These adorable cupcakes with their built-in portion control are perfect for sharing at a Halloween party.
Prepare using regular OREO Cookies.
The cooled unfrosted cupcakes can be stored in airtight container up to 2 days before frosting and decorating. Or, freeze cupcakes up to 1 month before frosting and decorating as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 51g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* 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.