Cupcake Christmas Tree Recipe

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  1. Prepare cake batter mix according to package directions for cupcakes; fold in chips. Fill foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Bake at 350° for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and extracts until blended. Transfer 2 tablespoons to a small bowl; stir in cocoa. Stir green food coloring into remaining frosting.
  4. Frost 21 cupcakes with green frosting; arrange in a pyramid to form a tree. Decorate all but the top cupcake with miniature kisses for lights. Frost two cupcakes with chocolate frosting and place at base of tree for trunk; top each with a chocolate star. Save remaining cupcake for another use.
  5. With a rolling pin, roll two yellow Starburst candies flat; cut with 2-in. and 1-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutters. Press smaller star onto larger star; place on cupcake at top of tree.
  6. For presents, roll five Starburst candies into 3-in. x 3/4-in. rectangles; cut each rectangle into four 3-in.-long strips. Place two strips widthwise on one whole Starburst candy; press together at base to attach.
  7. For bow, form two strips into figure eights; press together in center and press onto wrapped candy. Repeat with remaining strips and remaining four whole Starburst candies. Place presents beneath cupcake tree. Yield: 23 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 138.93 Kcal (582 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.06g 5%
Cholesterol 7.99mg 3%
Sodium 6.74mg 0%
Potassium 19.07mg 0%
Total Carbs 28.4g 9%
Sugars 27.17g 109%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 1%
Protein 0.45g 1%
Calcium 14.2mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 288.27 Kcal (1207 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.35g 5%
Cholesterol 16.58mg 3%
Sodium 13.98mg 0%
Potassium 39.56mg 0%
Total Carbs 58.94g 9%
Sugars 56.37g 109%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 1%
Protein 0.94g 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 29.4mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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