Speaking of food too cute to eat !! How adorable AND eye catching are these Festive Owl Cupcakes?!! The first thing I thought of when I saw these cupcakes was how perfect they would be for a child’s classroom snack during a fall party or Halloween celebration!! All you need, other than your normal cupcake ingredients & frosting, are Reese’s pieces and sandwich cookies (the cheap ones!).
Your snack will be the talk of the class–and likely the subject of some photos! Or, if you don’t have a classroom to impress, these cupcakes are a fool proof, easy and inexpensive way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. If there is one thing kids love to “help” with, it’s making food!! Think of how proud they will be to tell others they “made” these with you! However, if your kids are anything like mine, you better keep inventory of the extra cookies & Reese’s pieces! Wait, who am I kidding–I’d be eating them too!
If you are needing a different color for a theme you are sticking with, add your own twist by changing the color of the frosting, or even changing the cookies that you use. Also, before running to the store for your ingredients, consider buying some miscellaneous items to put around your cupcakes, to make a picture perfect presentation. It’s as simple as buying some candy pumpkins, decor leaves, or any other fall/Halloween items. Sprinkle them around your cupcakes & you not only have a delicious & cute snack, but you’ve created a fun little scene.
Enjoy this quick, fun and very festive recipe! I know it’s going in my recipe book!
P.S. Don’t forget the extra ingredients required for the cake mixes, that may vary per box. Enjoy!
- Cake Mix & ingredients listed on box instructions
- Buttercream Frosting
- Oreo Sandwich Cookies
- Reese’s pieces candies
- Mix your cake mix as directed or us your favorite homemade cake recipe.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line your cupcake tin with cupcakes holders
- and set aside.
- Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake liners (filling about ½ way each) and
- bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool
- completely, and then frost.
- Generously frost each cupcake, then, apply the Oreo cookies (you are only using
- the side with the creme filling) and place on the Reese’s pieces for the eyes and
- nose! To make pointy ears I used a sharp knife to cut one side of an Oreo into
- small triangles. You can also simply use a butter knife and perk up your frosting
- to make small ears.