Awesome Alien Cupcakes

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  • 55|min prep time
  • 1|hr|55|min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 24 servings

box devil's food or yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
cups Kix® cereal
tablespoons butter or margarine
cups miniature marshmallows
teaspoon orange neon gel or paste food color (from 2.7-oz tube)
gummy peach ring candies (from three 4.25-oz bags)
candy-coated chocolate candies
tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel
thin pretzel sticks
drops green food color
container whipped fluffy white frosting


  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. In large bowl, place cereal.
  4. 4 In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows; stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in orange food color. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until well coated.
  5. 5 For feet, place 2 gummy candies on cookie sheet. Spray inside of 1/4-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. For body, fill measuring cup with warm cereal mixture; place over feet, releasing cereal mixture and covering back half of feet. Repeat with remaining gummy candies and cereal mixture to make 24 aliens. Use 2 candy-coated chocolate candies for eyes and black decorating gel to make centers of eyes. Insert 2 pretzels for antennae.
  6. 6 Stir green food color into frosting container; frost cupcakes with frosting. Place 1 alien on top of each cupcake; press gently to secure. Store uncovered.




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