Monday, November 10, 2008

Creepy-Crawly Cupcakes

My friend, Kim brought each of my kids a cupcake for Halloween. They loved them! She got the recipe from Family Fun. These were so cute!!

Start with a dozen chocolate frosted chocolate cupcakes. Then make the worm topping by melting 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a microwave for 1 minute and stirring them until smooth. Stir in 5 drops of red food coloring, 1 drop of blue food coloring, and 1 tablespoon each of light corn syrup and hot water. Gently fold in 1 cup of chow mein noodles until they are evenly coated. Scoop the mixture onto waxed paper and use two forks to separate the noodles into individual worms or smaller clumps. Allow about 20 minutes for teh coating to set. Meanwhile, sprinkle the cupcakes with chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (1/2 cup should be plenty for one dozen) and gently press them into the frosting. When the worms are ready, arrange them on top.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How cute! I was wondering how you did those worms. What a great idea!