Halloween Monster Cupcake Recipe

These cupcakes make great Halloween treats!  They are something different and easy to make and would be a great hit at that Halloween party!


6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners

1 can (16 ounces) plus 1 cup vanilla frosting

1 cup chow mein noodles

Red and yellow food coloring

12 pretzel sticks

12 mini marshmallows

12 brown M&M’s



  • Spread the tops of the cupcakes with a small mound of vanilla frosting.  Insert chow mein noodles into the cupcakes to look like spikes.  The more the better!  Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Spoon about 3 tablespoons of frosting into a bowl and set aside.  Tint the remaining frosting bright orange using the red and yellow food coloring.  Spoon into a glass microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave the frosting, stirring frequently, until the frosting is creamy–kind of like slightly whipped cream.
  • Holding the foil liner of the slightly frozen cupcake, dip the top of the cupcake up to the liner in the melted frosting to coat.  Use a spoon to add more frosting if needed.  Allow the excess frosting to drip off.  Repeat these steps with the remaining cupcakes.
  • Insert one end of a pretzel stick into the side of a mini marshmallow.  Repeat with the remaining marshmallows and pretzel sticks.  Put a dot of white frosting on one flat side of a marshmallow.  Add an M&M as the pupil.  You can pipe a dot of white frosting in the middle of the M&M as a sparkle in the eyes.  This is optional as it looks just fine without it!
  • Insert two marshmallow eyes on top of a frosted cupcake about 1 inch apart.  Repeat with remaining cupcakes.  This recipe makes 6 cupcakes.

Tip:  The chow mein noodles start to get soggy after they sit for awhile.  It is best to eat these cupcakes as soon as possible after making.

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