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Trick or Treats Monster Cups


2 hours
Skill Level
30 cupcakes

When it comes to Halloween treats, the scarier, the better. And these creepy monster cupcakes are the scariest! Get creative with these chocolate cupcakes by making monster faces out of your favorite Halloween candy.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
23 minutes
Cool Time
40 minutes


  • 30
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened
  • 1-2/3 cups
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/4 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups
  • 1 container
    vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (16 oz.)
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • Assorted HERSHEY'S Candies for decoration

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
muffin cup tin muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
mixing bowl mixing bowl
bowls bowls
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
mixer mixer
wire rack wire racks

Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.


Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each.


Bake 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely.


Tint frosting with red and yellow food color to make orange. Frost cupcakes with orange frosting. Cut up candies to make "monster" faces. Yields about 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.

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