5 from 2 votes
Crazy For Candy Cupcakes
Work Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Bake these in black cupcake liners for a spooky look.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, cupcakes, halloween
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 260 kcal
  • 1 recipe Meringue Buttercream
  • Orange gel paste food coloring
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate melted and cooled
  • 24 prepared chocolate cupcakes
  • 3 cups candy corn pieces
  • 6 cups malted milk balls
  1. Tint half of the buttercream orange. Stir melted chocolate into the rest of the buttercream until incorporated.
  2. Use a ¼-cup spring-loaded cookie scoop to place a small mound of buttercream on each of the cupcakes. (If you don't have a scoop, mound and smooth ¼ cup buttercream on each cupcake.) Decorate the orange-frosted cupcakes with candy corn, placing candy very close together. Use Malted milk balls to decorate the chocolate frosted cupcakes. Chill cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

One little hint: if you're not a huge frosting fan, first, don't tell anyone 'cause you're crazy, then, top each cupcake with half of a donut hole, and frost over the top. It will create the giant mound that will hold the candy, without the solid frosting situation.

Nutrition Facts
Crazy For Candy Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.