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Have fun creating these merry-go-round charmers, made with time-saving prepared frosting and snacks and sweet you probably have on hand.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

6
pretzel sticks
1
tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, melted
6
animal crackers
1
container (1 lb) strawberry whipped ready-to-spread frosting
6
unfrosted cupcakes, paper baking cups removed
Candy sprinkles
6
small paper beverage umbrellas

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Dip 1 inch of one end of each pretzel into melted chocolate chips; press on back of 1 animal cracker. Place on sheet of waxed paper; let stand until chocolate is set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spread frosting on sides and bottom of cupcakes. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Insert 1 animal cracker on pretzel into each cupcake. Place umbrellas in center of cupcake.
  • 1 Dip 1 inch of one end of each pretzel into melted chocolate chips; press on back of 1 animal cracker. Place on sheet of waxed paper; let stand until chocolate is set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spread frosting on sides and bottom of cupcakes. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Insert 1 animal cracker on pretzel into each cupcake. Place umbrellas in center of cupcake.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For fun, use any flavor of frosting and cupcakes that you like.

To make frosting the cupcakes easier, freeze them for 30 minutes before frosting.

Use melted chocolate chips as the "glue" to hold the pretzel to the animal cracker. Refrigerate the pretzels and crackers to "set" the chocolate quickly.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
80g
80%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
69g
69%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.