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Grasshopper Cupcakes Recipe

Makes: Makes about 24 cupcakes
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two muffin pans with baking cups. Place 1 cookie in bottom of each cup. Reserve remaining cookies for garnish.

Step 2

In small bowl, whisk together water and cocoa powder.

Step 3

In large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Step 4

In large bowl, beat sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and mint extract with electric mixer until well combined. Add cocoa-water mixture; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fill baking cups 2/3 full with batter.

Step 5

Bake 17-19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid and cool completely.

Step 6

For icing, melt butter in large saucepan. Whisk in cocoa powder and 3/4 of chopped crème de menthe candy until smooth. Transfer to large bowl; cool slightly. With electric mixer, alternately add confectioners? sugar and milk, beating until smooth.

Step 7

Pipe a swirl of icing onto each cupcake. Roughly chop remaining cookies. Sprinkle cupcakes with cookies and remaining crème de menthe candies.

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chocolate-covered mint chocolate cookies, divided

30 chocolate-covered mint chocolate cookies, divided

boiling water

3/4 cup boiling water

cocoa powder

3/4 cup cocoa powder

all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

granulated sugar

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

vegetable oil

1/2 cup vegetable oil


3 eggs

mint extract

1/2 teaspoon mint extract


1/2 cup buttermilk


1 1/4 sticks butter (10 tablespoons)

Chocolate Creme de Menthe Candies, roughly chopped, divided

1 package (4.67 oz.) Chocolate Creme de Menthe Candies, roughly chopped, divided

confectioners' sugar

5 cups confectioners' sugar


1/2 cup milk




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Small mixing bowl

Small mixing bowl

Large mixing bowl

Large mixing bowl



Your homemade cupcakes will be even more tempting when you add a pretty peak of icing on top! We used tip 2A here, but any large round tip will work.

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