Slithering Cupcake Snake

Snake Cupcake Recipe
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Turn homemade peanut butter flavored cupcakes into this cute Halloween snake!
1:30
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/2 cup
finely chopped salted peanuts

Frosting

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
creamy peanut butter
1 3/4 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
2 to 4 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half

Decorations

Candy corn
Miniature marshmallows*, cut in half
Red fruit leather or licorice twist
2
brown candy-coated chocolate pieces

Cupcakes

3/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
 
*Substitute candy-coated chocolate pieces.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add half & half alternately with flour mixture, beating well after each addition, until well mixed. Stir in chopped peanuts.
  4. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. (Cups will be full.) Bake 22-26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Combine all frosting ingredients except half & half in bowl; beat at low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium; beat, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.
  6. Arrange cupcakes in snake form on large rectangular (at least 18x14 inches) platter so they are touching. Frost over all cupcakes. If desired, squeeze front cupcake to create head shape.
  7. Place candy corn and marshmallows in a zigzag pattern on back to create a stripe. Cut red fruit leather or licorice twist to make forked tongue. Use candy-coated pieces for eyes.

Recipe Tips

- A spring loaded ice cream scoop works great for placing batter neatly into paper baking cups.

- For a cute centerpiece, place cupcakes on artificial grass or arrange on brown or black paper shreds (basket filler) around snake.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
360
Cholesterol
75mg
Carbohydrates
45g
Protein
5g
Fat
18g
Sodium
200mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Made this yesterday for Halloween. Very easy, really liked the flavor of the cake and icing. Not sure on peanut allergies so did not use chopped peanuts and peanut butter. It was a cute type of pot luck item to bring to a party. Would make again

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