Sunday, April 20, 2014

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

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)
Chocolate Frosting
Crushed Oreos (crush in a food processor)
Orange Starbursts (1/2 piece for each carrot)
Green licorice

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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