Easter Basket Cupcakes

With Red Vines® Candy

easter basket cupcakes

Ingredients

EASTER BASKET CUPCAKES:

  • Funfetti cupcakes (use your favorite recipe or a simple box mix)
  • Frosting (use premade frosting or the recipe included here)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Red Vines Raspberry Twists
  • Red Vines Lemon Blueberry Candy Straws
  • Egg-shaped candy

COCONUT GRASS:

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 cup raspberry yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

FROSTING:

  • *Optional! Feel free to use a pre-made frosting
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 8 tablespoon butter
  •  teaspoon table salt

01. Make Coconut Grass

Place the shredded coconut in a zip-top plastic bag. Add a very small drop of green food coloring to the bag.

shredded coconut

02. Spread Green Food Coloring

Seal the bag and start shaking. Massage the coconut around with your hands until the color is distributed and the coconut is green. If you’d like a deeper green color, add more food coloring and repeat.

green coconut

03. Make Cupcake Frosting

*Optional! Free free to use a premade frosting instead.

In the bowl of stand mixer, combine the butter and salt. Beat the butter for 3 minutes, until very creamy. Add ½ of the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined.

Add the remaining powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until combined. Turn the mixer speed up to medium-high, and blend until the frosting is very light and fluffy – about 5 minutes.

easter cupcakes

04. Decorate Easter Cupcakes

Frost each cupcake and stick 2 candy eggs in the center of each.

Roll the edges of each cupcake in the green coconut so the “grass” sticks to the edges of the frosted cupcake.

easter cupcakes

05. Add Easter Basket Handles Using Red Vines Licorice

Cut Red Vines Twists and Candy Straws in half. Using the halves, bend into arc shapes.

Stick the arcs into the frosting on top of the cupcakes to create your handles.

Enjoy!

easter basket cupcakes

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