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(Please note– these are NOT “Frankenstein cupcakes,” because Dr. Frankenstein was the creator of the monster people commonly refer to as “Frankenstein.”  The monster doesn’t technically have a name.  What can I say… I have recently read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for my Literary Theory class so I impart this knowledge to you… a good trivia question if you ask me!)

Anyway, last year at work we had a Halloween bake-off.  I wanted to enter so I searched many Halloween rcupcakesecipes and decided upon these cupcakes.  They are sooooo cute and relatively easy to make– the decorating part is the only part that is laborious; you just make regular boxed cupcakes so that part is a breeze.  So if you are having a Halloween party, going to one, or just want to make something fun, I suggest you give these a try– they will be a huge hit!!!  (I would also like to add that these WON me the bake-off so… woo hoo!!!)


  • Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Green food coloring
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Gel icing (in the little tubes)
  • Melt-able white chocolate chips
  • Instant vanilla pudding
  • Toothpicks
  • Green tic tacs

These instructions may be kinda iffy because they are based on my memory.  So if you have any questions or are unclear about anything, let me know!  Also, steps 5 – 7 can be omitted if you like, but it just adds another fun element to these treats!

1) Melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler (a pot placed in a pot of boiling water) or the microwave.

2) While the chocolate melts, stick toothpicks halfway into marshmallows (you need the same amount of marshmallows that you have cupcakes).

3) Add the desired amount of green food coloring to the chocolate.

4) Dip marshmallows in green chocolate and lay to dry on waxed cookie sheet.  Before placing them in the refrigerator, place two mini M&M’s on each marshmallow for the eyes.  Let the marshmallows harden in the fridge.

5) Meanwhile, scoop out a little bit of the middle of each cupcake.  I used an apple CIMG1300corer for this but a small knife or spoon should work as well.

6) After making the vanilla pudding, add desired amount of green food coloring to it. 

7) Carefully add a little bit of pudding to each hole in the cupcakes, filling them to just below the top. 

8 ) Frost the top of the cupcake around the pudding filled hole. 

9) Take the marshmallows from the fridge and dab a little chocolate frosting onto the top of the marshmallow.  Dip the frosted end into the chocolate sprinkles, creating the effect of hair.

10) Place the marshmallows back on the cookie sheet and carefully draw mouths on each one.

11) Let the marshmallows set again, and when set, place each one, (toothpick end)  into the hole in the cupcake.  Stick the Tic Tacs at the base of the marshmallow to create “neck bolts.”

12) Wow and amaze your friends with your awesome creation!!!

Let me know if you try these and how they turn out!  Happy Halloween!!!

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  1. stantly on 2009.10.21

    i’m TOTALLY making these, thanks for the idea!

  2. Es on 2009.10.22

    Yay!!! Good luck stantly, let me know if you have any questions!!!

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