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Starlight Mints

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  • Hands-On Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Servings: 48 Mini cupcakes
  • Difficulty: Worth the Effort
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Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12 oz.) clear mints, unwrapped and crushed slightly
  • 1 can Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • red paste food coloring
  • 1 cup white decorating sugar
  • 48 mini Duncan Hines vanilla cupcakes baked in white liners

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a sheet pan with nonstick foil. Spread the crushed candies on prepared pan. Bake until candies have just melted and are flat, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool slightly, about 1 to 2 minutes. Use a pastry wheel with the zigzag edge and cut 4 strips 1¾" apart. With the straight edge, cut candy crosswise on the diagonal, 1" apart. Let candy cool completely. Gently break pieces apart; set aside.
  2. Tint ½ cup of the frosting bright red with the food coloring. Spoon the red frosting into a freezer bag. Spoon the remaining frosting into another freezer bag.
  3. Snip ½" corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting. Pipe a mound of frosting on top of the cupcakes. Smooth with an offset spatula. Snip a small corner from the bag with the red frosting. starting from the outside edge, pipe and drag the frosting into the center of the cupcake. Repeat 4 more times around cupcake. Roll the tops in the sugar to cover completely. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  4. Insert 2 candy pieces, pointed end in, on either side of each cupcake to look like the wrapper. Repeat with remaining candies and cupcakes.

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Sugar free Cakes and cookies

Sugar free Cakes and cookies

Does Duncan Hines have cookie and cake recipes with splenda. We diabetics love to eat cookies and cakes also.


cupcake filling

cupcake filling

An easy way to have cupcakes with a filling inside, is to put your batter in the liner and then squeeze any fruit filling in the center. The cake bakes around the fruit and its a nice suprise for your guests! my favorite is white cupcakes with raspberry filling. This way you dont have to bake then cut out the middle and add the filling. It is all done in one step! Happy Baking!





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