These easy Easter Dirt Cupcakes are a fun treat to make for Easter parties and dinners this weekend. The hidden pudding center always gets smiles!
I just had to make one more fun treat for Easter this year. You don’t mind, do you? A few weeks ago I bought some packages of marshmallow bunny Peeps, and they have been staring me down from the counter. Every time I walked past the kitchen, I thought about just putting them in the pantry for later.
But the danger in putting things in the pantry is that they would be forgotten about until the middle of June when no one wants to see marshmallow bunnies.
I had to leave them out until inspiration hit…or until someone opened them. By now our kids know better than to take candy without asking. Actually that is not true because the other day I found a bag of Reese’s peanut butter eggs OPEN in the pantry. The littlest monster found my secret stash, and he has been quietly helping himself. I guess it is time to find a new hiding place.
I was starting to thing that I would make these chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies again when I remembered these pudding filled dirt cupcakes that I had made a few years ago. Right away I knew they needed a cute holiday update.
Hooray the bunnies had a new plan! After I sampled one, of course. Again the sweet tooth continues to sabotage my summer wardrobe plan…
For the most part I made the cupcakes the same. I did change up the pudding center a little bit because I wanted a dark chocolate pudding center to mimic a muddy dirt center. Sorry I didn’t get pictures of that this time though.
Each cupcake got a marshmallow bunny and some Easter candies on top. I had some extra carrot candies leftover from when I made this loaded carrot cake, so I added those to the cupcakes as well. Hooray for using up two different candies in one day.
I used chocolate cookie crumbs to add a layer of “dirt” to the chocolate frosting, but you could also use green tinted coconut for grass instead. Of course, I knew my kids would go postal if I added more coconut to another dessert.
And I do tend to get dirty looks when I bring coconut treats to church. Since these cupcakes were headed over there for dinner last night, I opted to only use cookie crumbs.
Every single one of these Easter dirt cupcakes were devoured in no time at all. Got to love a fun and easy treat that everyone loves!!! These would be such an easy dessert to make with your kids this weekend.
If you need more cute Easter ideas, you need to check out these Chicken and Baby Chicks Cupcakes. They are stinking adorable! This Peeps Bunny Bark and these Jell-O Easter Eggs are fun and easy desserts that kids will love.
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- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 - 3.4 ounce package instant chocolate fudge pudding
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 - 16 ounce container chocolate fudge frosting
- 5 Oreo cookies, crushed
- 24 marshmallow Peeps bunnies
- Easter candies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners.
- Make the cake batter according to the package directions. Spoon into the liners. Bake for 18 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Cut out the center of each cupcake.
- Whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
- Spoon the pudding into the centers of the cupcakes. Frost the tops of the cupcakes with the fudge frosting.
- Place a bunny in the center of each cupcake. Sprinkle the tops of the cupcakes with the cookie crumbs. Add some candies to each cupcake. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 150 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 62mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 2g