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“From Bright Ideas online newsletter. A fabulously cool idea for a back to school treat. Perfect for open house night! Creative piping of the icing on the top of the cupcake is to make the cupcakes look like "brains".”
24 Cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb Musketeers miniatures candy bar
  • 1 12 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) box cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb M&M's semi-sweet chocolate baking bits
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • blue paper baking cup
  • 24 wooden toothpicks (optional)
  • paper, banners (optional)
  • tape (optional) or child safe glue (optional)


  1. Make frosting: Combine 2 cups chopped 3 MUSKETEERS® Brand FUN SIZE® Bars with 1 cup heavy cream. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring frequently until smooth. Chill mixture for 1 hour. Beat cream cheese until smooth and blend with chilled 3 MUSKETEERS® Brand FUN SIZE® Bars mixture. Set aside 1 cup of frosting and spoon rest into resealable bag, snip off a 1/3-inch corner, chill until ready to use.
  2. Make cupcakes: Combine cake mix with eggs, buttermilk and oil. Fold in oats and M&M'S® BAKING MINIS® Chocolate Candies into batter. Divide batter evenly between 24 muffin cups fitted with paper cupcake liners. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Spread cupcakes tops with thin layer of frosting. Pipe brain shapes on top. Add a toothpick banner if desired and sprinkle with M&M'S® BAKING MINIS® Chocolate Candies.

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