ALMOND JOY Cupcakes

ALMOND JOY Cupcakes

It’s hard to top ALMOND JOY Snack Size Bars. But it’s easy to make cupcakes tops. Here’s how.

Prep Time: 38 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

Ingredients

  • 12 ALMOND JOY Snack Size Candy Bars
  • 1 package (about 15 oz.) yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or milk
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • COCONUT FROSTING
  • MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Almond slices
  • Additional ALMOND JOY Snack Size Candy Bars

Directions

1. Remove wrappers from candy bars. Cut each bar in half widthwise; set aside.

2. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 24 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

3. Combine cake mix, eggs, coconut milk, coffee, oil and cocoa in large bowl for 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter. Place candy bar half in center of each cup, pressing candy into batter. Spread batter over candy covering completely.

4. Bake 15 to 19 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare and frost with COCONUT FROSTING. Garnish with coconut, almonds and candy bar piece, if desired. Makes 24 cupcakes.

COCONUT FROSTING

1 cup shortening

5 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup coconut milk or milk

1 to 2 teaspoons coconut extract

Place shortening in large mixing bowl. Alternately beat in powdered sugar and coconut milk, beating until desired consistency. Stir in coconut extract. Makes 4 cups frosting.