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PEEPS® Pumpkin Caramel Corn Cupcakes

For the ultimate fall seasonal treat make our PEEPS® Pumpkin Caramel Corn Cupcakes—pumpkin spice cupcakes frosted with caramel cream cheese frosting and decorated with caramel popcorn and PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Halloween characters!

TOTAL TIME
MIN.
SERVINGS
24
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg (15.25 oz each) Duncan Hines® Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 container (16 oz each) Duncan Hines® Cream Cheese Creamy Home-Style Frosting
  • 2/3 cup caramel dip, divided
  • 1 bag (6.5 oz) Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP® Buttery Caramel Corn
  • 12 PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Pumpkins
  • 12 PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Monsters

Cook’s Tips

Look for caramel dip in the produce section of your grocery store, the thicker consistency will work better than caramel sauce in this recipe.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place paper liners in 24 muffin cups.
  2. Blend cake mix, pumpkin, water, eggs, oil and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly into muffin cups.
  3. Bake 16 to 19 minutes, until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 15 minutes, remove from pans and cool completely.
  4. Blend frosting and 1/3-cup caramel dip in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Refrigerate 15 minutes to firm up. Frost cooled cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting.
  5. Place a toothpick in the bottom of each Halloween PEEPS® marshmallow, leaving about an inch coming out the bottom of the PEEPS®. Whisk 1 tablespoon water into remaining 1/3-cup caramel dip.
  6. Decorate top of each pumpkin caramel corn cupcake with caramel corn. Drizzle caramel over and place a PEEPS® Marshmallow Pumpkin or Monster in the center of each pumpkin cupcake.

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ABOUT THE PEEPS® BRAND

The wonderful combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallow creates an unforgettable taste experience. PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies are made by Just Born, Inc., a family-owned candy manufacturer. We make everyone's favorite candies: MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, and of course, PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies.
 

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