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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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  • 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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