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Pumpkin Patch Brownie Cupcakes


2 hours
Skill Level
18 cupcakes

Celebrate Halloween with these Pumpkin Patch Brownie Cupcakes. Each one is topped with a REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkin, which you can decorate to have a spooky or silly face! Kids will have fun getting creative with this fun DIY.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
40 minutes
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
50 minutes


  • Brownie Cupcakes
  • 18
    Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins
  • 1 can
    vanilla ready-to-spread frosting or your favorite vanilla frosting (16 oz.)
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • royal icing (recipe follows)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
muffin cup tin 2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
bowl microwave-safe bowl
rubber scraper rubber scraper
microwave microwave
wire rack wire rack
mixer mixer

Prepare Brownie Cupcakes and Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins.


Tint frosting to the desired shade of orange. Frost cupcakes and top each with decorated peanut butter pumpkin. 18 cupcakes.

PUMPKIN PATCH PUMPKINS: Prepare ROYAL ICING. Decorate small REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins (.6 oz. ea.) with desired facial features. Allow icing to harden. (If you don't like the design or parts of the design, wait until the icing has hardened and then you can remove without damaging the surface of the pumpkin.)

ROYAL ICING: Stir together 2-1/4 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons warm water and 1 tablespoon pasteurized dried egg whites (meringue powder). Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until spreadable. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if too thick. Divide icing into small bowls for each color desired and tint with food colorings. Transfer icing to pastry bags or heavy duty food storage bags with desired tip. Cover icings and tips of pastry bags with damp paper towels to keep icing from drying out. (Some icing garnishes may need a firmer icing to hold their shape. Stir in small amounts of additional powdered sugar to get the desired consistency.) 1 cup icing.


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