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Candy "Tacos"

You don?t need to love Mexican food to love these tacos. Any sweet lover will appreciate these fun treats ? a delicious combination of chocolate cupcake and candy, all hand-held!
Makes: Each candy serves 1.
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray jumbo muffin pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cupcake batter in prepared pan. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cut horizontally into 3/4 in. deep slices.

Step 2

Divide coconut into 2 resealable plastic bags. Add yellow icing color to one bag; knead bag until coconut is tinted. Add green icing color to second bag; knead bag until coconut is tinted. On paper, draw oval approximately 5 x 8 in. Tape pattern to cake circle; tape waxed paper over pattern.

Step 3

Melt yellow Candy Melts. Lightly sprinkle black sugars over prepared pattern; with melted candy, outline and fill in pattern. Smooth with spatula. Let sit until surface of candy looks dull, about 5 minutes. Position cupcake piece on one half of candy; lift waxed paper to fold candy over cupcake piece to form the shell (keep waxed paper on candy). Place in refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Coarsely chop red Candy Melts. Remove candy from refrigerator; carefully remove waxed paper. With tip 3, zigzag chocolate buttercream over cupcake area. Add coconut "cheese" and "lettuce" and chopped candy "tomatoes".

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Golden Yellow Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Red Candy Melts® Candy

Yellow Candy Melts® Candy

Black Sparkling Sugar




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Candy "Tacos" is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made these several times and everyone RAVES over them. They are super tasty and look realistic! The hardest part of the entire taco is the shell, the more you do it, like anything, the easier it becomes. Put the wax paper on a cookie sheet and get a wide enough piece of paper that you can fold it over. Don't try to get too many on one strip of paper since you have to fold it after adding the ingredients.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this and posted it on my You Tube channel (yoyomax12). I really enjoyed making these and it turned out for me on the very first try. Making the "taco" shell part was easier than I thought it would be, I had no idea how pliable and workable the melting wafers could be. One taco makes at least two servings (when cut in half) I would make them smaller next time for that reason (a 3-4" diameter oval)
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great for my mexican party!!!! everybody loved 'em!!! the shells were a little hard to make but makeing the toppings was fun. i love to bake and always have!! i think i made them a little too big. the kids werre on a sugar high for like an hour !!!
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful thing to make,it has all the elements of a real taco.Its great for Mexican holidays and parties
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is beautiful....I like it!Hope that and i will learn how to make this cake. it*s simply beautiful...
Date published: 2011-05-15
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