These Halloween Jack o 'lantern Candy Cupcakes are chocolate pinata cupcakes (filled with candies) with more candies on top! They are great for kids and adults alike and perfect for your next Halloween party or potluck!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian, North American
Keyword candy, cupcakes, Halloween, Jack o'lantern
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Terri Gilson
12chocolate cupcakes you can use any chocolate cake recipe, use a cake mix or store-bought cupcakes * I recommend my Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake (see NOTES) which I used for these
When cupcakes are cooled, use an apple corer to remove centres of cupcakes and set aside centres
Fill cupcake with smarties or other small candies to ¾ full
Cut centres in half and only put top half back into hole in cupcakes
Top cupcakes with frosting
Draw a pumpkin/jack o'lantern face on each orange cup
Gently set cupcake inside orange cup.
Add a piece of black licorice as the handle, securing on each side of the cupcake (it should slide in and stay on each side of the cupcake, but you can use a little icing to make it stick if you need to)
And pinata cupcakes are surprisingly easy to make - all you need is an apple corer (affiliate link).🚗TransportingIf you need to transport them, use the cups with lids, cover with plastic wrap or just put into a taller container and add the licorice on when you get to where you are going (see NOTES in recipe card for my Amazon recommendations)My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
🎃Halloween Jack o'lantern Candy Cupcake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Vitamin A 28IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.