St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Celebrate the luck o' the Irish by serving these festive cupcakes for dessert. Kids and leprechauns alike will love the color and the loads of chocolate chips inside!


St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

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Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1 3/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1   4-serving-size package 
    instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3/4  cup 
    miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2/3  cup 
    sugar
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons 
    baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 2   
    beaten eggs
  • 1 1/4  cups 
    milk
  • 1/2  cup 
    cooking oil
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2  of a can 
    cream cheese frosting (1 cup)
  •  
    Green colored sugar
  • 1/2  cup 
    candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
Directions
1.
Grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, pudding mix, chocolate pieces, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla or almond extract. Stir into flour mixture just until combined. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
2.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting; sprinkle with green sugar, then milk chocolate pieces. Makes 18 cupcakes.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Up to 2 weeks ahead, prepare and bake the cupcakes but do not frost them. Wrap and freeze the cupcakes. Thaw and frost before serving.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 285, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 32, carb. (g) 40, pro. (g) 3, sodium (mg) 179, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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