Dessert Recipes

Pumpkins On Parade

Pumpkins On ParadeLet the kids help make these festive, fun and colorful cupcakes. The quick bread mix…

Pumpkins On Parade

Pumpkins On Parade


1 package (14 ounces) banana quick bread and muffin mix 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 11 ounces yellow candy coating disks 28 brown semisweet M&M’s miniature baking bits 3/4 to 1 cup vanilla frosting 6 drops orange paste food coloring 4 green medium gumdrops


Prepare muffin mix batter according to package


; stir in chocolate chips.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Meanwhile, microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth.

Transfer to a pastry or plastic bag; cut a hole in the corner of bag.

Form eyes, noses and mouths for 14 jack-o’-lantern faces on waxed paper.

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Add baking bits for pupils.

Let stand until set.

Tint frosting orange; frost cupcakes.

Carefully peel off eyes, noses and mouths; position on cupcakes.

Cut gumdrops into small triangles for stems; attach to top of pumpkins.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 392 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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