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Make a holiday forest of sparkling trees by frosting sugar cones and placing them on cupcakes.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine all cupcake ingredients in large bowl except chocolate chips; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in mini chocolate chips, if desired.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. (Set 12 cupcakes aside for another use.)
Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in medium bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding corn syrup and enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Divide frosting in half. Frost 12 cupcakes with white frosting.
Tint remaining half of frosting with green food color, as desired; beat at medium speed until smooth. Place sanding sugar in wide shallow bowl.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
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