How cute are these skeleton cupcakes? They are SO easy to make. I can’t take credit for this idea. I’ve seen it a few times on the internet, but I don’t know where it started. I took the idea and simplified it even more, to make it SUPER easy to create.
These would be so fun at your kid’s Halloween party, for trunk-or-treats or classroom parties. Check out how I made these skeleton cupcakes below.
Ingredients and Items needed:
-Chocolate cake mix + whatever ingredients are on your box
-Can of chocolate frosting
-White chocolate-covered pretzels (I used a package of Flipz)
-Long toothpicks or lollipop sticks (I used these and cut off the knot)
–Edible black marker
–Silicone baking cups, Halloween baking cups or black cupcake liners
-Gummy worms (optional)
How to make Skeleton Cupcakes:
1. Bake chocolate cupcakes according to your package and let cool.
2. While the cupcakes are baking and cooling, prepare your skeleton skulls. Take a large marshmallow and draw eyes, a nose and a mouth using your edible marker.
3. Pour chocolate sprinkles into a bowl and set aside. Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting and immediately dip your frosted cupcake into the chocolate sprinkle bowl.
4. Once your cupcakes are cooled, assemble your skeletons. First, I took a small marshmallow and flattened it and put it on my stick about a quarter of an inch down. This creates a “neck” and gives something for your larger marshmallow to sit on.
5. Then I put a large marshmallow skull on top of the flattened marshmallow.
6. Next, assemble your skeleton body by sliding a chocolate-covered pretzel up to the “neck”, then slide another squished marshmallow under the pretzel to keep it in place. Repeat until you have three pretzels on the stick.
7. Put the entire stick with the skeleton assembled into the cupcake.
8. To make the arms, cut or crack the top of a chocolate-covered pretzel off and place it into the sides of the widest part of the top body pretzel.
9. I added a fun gummy worm for an extra touch.
What is your favorite Halloween treat?