Owls are a pretty big deal in this house. My daughter’s bedroom is done in a whimsical theme but these wise little creatures compromise a good deal of her bedding and artwork too. So naturally I fell in love with these adorable Owl Cupcakes. They would so be cute in a bento lunch but they’re also easy enough that you can make them in large batches for those quickly approaching end of the school year parties or even birthday parties too.
OREO Owl Cupcake Recipe
- Your favorite cupcake mix
- Whipped frosting
- Chocolate candies
- 2 OREOs per cupcake
- Food coloring (Optional)
1. Make cupcake mix according to directions.
2. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely. While you’re waiting it’s a good time to prepare your frosting. If you want to make a variety of colors, purchase white frosting and use food coloring to make a few small batches.
3. You will want the frosting a bit thicker in order to anchor the OREOs. TIP: You can add powdered sugar to help thicken your frosting.
4. Twist the OREOs apart, keeping only the frosted sides and add a chocolate candy for the eye. Do twice and eat the leftover chocolate cookies without telling anyone.
5. Assemble the eyes and “nose” in the cupcakes and allow them to chill until you’re ready to serve!
Tip: End of the school year have you frazzled? Swing by your local bakery and pick up a dozen cupcakes, then assemble and save yourself an hour of prep time and clean up.
Easy right? I assembled these using the new OREO 2-Packs. They’re perfect for projects like these because you can open only as many as you need, leaving the rest fresh. They are also a convenient grab-and-go snack. I slip them in my purse for busy days running errands or the times when I give in to this incurable sweet tooth I’ve developed with pregnancy. Meanwhile, Maddilyn loves to dunk them in a glass of milk as a mid-afternoon snack. The multipacks are sold in packages of 18 and can be found at local grocery stores, plus, they’re available in Nutter Butter flavor too!
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