Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Posted on November 16, 2011 · Posted in Baking and Desserts, Recipes

Prep Time: 45 Min
Start to Finish: 2 Hr

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4 oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
4 oz semisweet baking chocolate
1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
24 Hershey’s® Kisses® milk chocolates, unwrapped

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and peanut butter with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about 2/3 full).

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In separate small microwavable bowls, microwave candy coating and baking chocolate uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Place coating and chocolate in separate resealable food-storage plastic bags; seal bags. Cut tiny hole in one corner of each bag. Onto waxed paper, pipe coating and chocolate into feather shapes, about 3 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide (see picture). Refrigerate about 5 minutes until set.

5. Frost cupcakes with frosting. When feathers are set, peel off waxed paper and insert into cupcakes. Place milk chocolate candy on each cupcake for head of turkey.

24 cupcakes

1 Cupcake: Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 150); Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 6g); Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 250mg; Total Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 4g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8%
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 3 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2

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Sweet Note: For even more colorful turkey feathers, stir a small amount of red and yellow food color into the melted white candy coating to make it orange.