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Rudolph Brownie Cupcakes

As cute as the gumdrop that makes his nose, Rudy sports a delicious new look that is perfect for parties or a holiday dessert.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
box (19.8 oz) fudge brownie mix
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz container)
24
holiday-shaped pretzels or small pretzel twists
12
red spiced gumdrops
24
miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water and eggs with spoon until well blended. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.
  • 2 Bake 32 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spread cupcakes with frosting. Decorate each with 2 pretzels for antlers, 1 red candy for nose and 2 baking bits for eyes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water and eggs with spoon until well blended. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.
  • 2 Bake 32 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spread cupcakes with frosting. Decorate each with 2 pretzels for antlers, 1 red candy for nose and 2 baking bits for eyes.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

These cute cupcakes are perfect for bake sales, gift-giving or general merry making! Be sure to let the kids help!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
67g
67%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
50g
50%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.