Monkey Cupcakes Recipe

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Check out this cute recipe for Monkey Cupcakes!  If you have kids they will love this one!  So easy to make too!  A special after school treat or great idea for a party.  I think it would be cute at a baby shower.  Be sure to “PIN” this great recipe so you will have it when you are ready to make it. Please follow us on Pinterest and enjoy hundreds of recipes, crafts, party planning ideas, gardening, DIY and more.

Monkey Cupcakes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • Black and red decorating gel
  • 48 pastel blue and/or green milk chocolate M&M’s
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies
Instructions
  1. Prepare batter and bake according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely.
  2. Set aside ¼ cup frosting. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. With a serrated knife, cut off and discard a fourth of each vanilla wafer. Place a wafer on each cupcake, with the rounded edge of wafer near edge of cupcake, for face. Add dots of black gel for nostrils. With red gel, pipe on mouths.
  3. Place M&M’s above wafers for eyes; add dots of black gel for pupils. Using reserved frosting and a #16 star tip, pipe hair. Carefully separate cookies; cut each in half. Position one on each side of cupcakes for ears. Yield: 2 dozen.
Notes
1 cupcake equals 265 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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