Carousel Cupcakes

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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