Happy Easter! I wanted to make these cute cupcakes as a cute Easter/Spring dessert. The logical choice would be to use carrot cake cupcakes, but I just used my fave vanilla Greek yogurt recipe. (Scroll down for recipe.)
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
idea from Our Best Bites
Favorite cupcakes- any flavor (vanilla, chocolate, carrot cake, etc)
Crushed Oreos (crush in a food processor)
Orange Starbursts (1/2 piece for each carrot)
1. Place crushed Oreos in a deep bowl. Frost cupcakes. Immediately after frosting each cupcake, dip into bowl of crushed Oreo "dirt" and press crumbs into frosting, making sure to get the sides. Set on a serving platter until all of the cupcakes are frosted and covered in crumbs.
2. Unwrap orange Starbursts, cut in half, and microwave for 5-10 seconds, until slightly softened. Rolling in your hands, form into a carrot shape, with a tapered end. Take a small paring knife and press "notches" into the sides of carrots. Using a wooden skewer, press a hole into the non-tapered end. Cut licorice into two or more pieces and stick into the holes in the carrot. Top cupcakes with candy carrots. Serve.
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