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Halloween is always such an exciting time of year- and these cupcakes add to the fun! They would be perfect for before or after the festivities, with their colored frosting and candy bar decoration.


1 box fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
2 eggs
1 cup white baking chips
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
6 to 8 drops red food coloring
6 to 8 drops yellow food coloring
24 miniature candy bars

Heat oven to 350F.
Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix brownie mix, oil, water and eggs. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until centers are set and toothpick inserted near edge of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Run metal spatula around edge of each brownie, lift out to remove from muffin cup.
In microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chips 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds until melted. Cool slightly.
In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, milk and food colors on medium speed until fluffy. Stir in melted chocolate. Spoon frosting over cooled cupcakes, top each with a candy bar.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker Halloween Treats, 2009