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Black licorice legs and marshmallow eyes bring these creepy, crawly Halloween cupcakes to life. (Almost!)

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 1 3/4-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups.

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  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low after each just until combined.

  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.

  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool on wire racks.

  • To decorate, frost cupcakes with frosting. For legs, press short pieces of licorice into frosting on each side. Top each with cookies. For eyes, cut marshmallows in half; attach a sprinkle to each with frosting. Attache eyes to cookies on each cupcake with frosting.

Cocoa-Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl beat 1, 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup butter, softened, and 2 teaspoons vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 5 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to reach spreading consistency. Makes 3 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; 9 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 162 mg sodium. 75 mg potassium; 40 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 29 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 230 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 18 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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