Friday, March 16, 2012
St. Patty's Day isn't a holiday we celebrate. We don't drink (I know, apparently we're the last people in the free world who don't imbibe. Can you imagine this personality on booze? Yeah...), we don't wear green since I have hazel eyes and the Mr has green ones so try to pinch one of us and the Mr would probably blush and depending on what time of the month it's possible I could slap you til a leprechaun shot outta your butt. However, it's a good excuse to make something green. I've been wanting to make these for a long time but I've been...okay, I've been lazy and the holiday was a good scapegoat. It's also super easy because of, you know, the whole lazy thing. Chocolate mint cupcakes stuffed with a peppermint patty.
You'll be a hero...I was. The Mr's co-workers always ask "did the Mr's wife make these?" before eating any treats that are brought in. These solidified my reputation, as if I needed it.
Here's what you'll need:
1 box Betty Crocker Devils Food Cake Mix
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/4 cups water
24 mini York Peppermint Patties
1 16-oz tub of Pillsbury Peppermint Frosting (or flavor vanilla frosting with mint flavoring)
Green food coloring
Prepare box mix according to box but sub the applesauce for the oil.
Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into each cupcake liner so it's about 1/3 full and put a mini peppermint patty on top.
Then add more batter until the liner is 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-22 minutes.
Color peppermint frosting and use 1 tbsp to frost each cupcake.
Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.
Go smooch someone since your breath will be minty fresh. (Um, ask permission first!)
Nutritional information per cupcake with 1 tbsp frosting: Calories 202 Total Fat 5g Sat Fat 2g Sodium 223mg Potassium 61mg Total Carbs 40g Fiber 1g Sugars 29g Protein 1g Iron 1%
Enjoy your St. Patty's Day tomorrow and have a great weekend!
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