Makes 20 cupcakes
Fun and Frightfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes are perfect for Halloween trick-or-treat sweets.
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/2 cup Halloween candy corn (about 40 to 50 pieces)
1 container (16 ounces) prepared white frosting
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Paper-line 20 muffin cups.
2.Microwave 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
3.Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, pumpkin, oil, milk. and eggs in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate. Stir in flour mixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
4.Bake for 22 to 27 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to racks to cool completely.
5.Line baking sheet with wax paper.
6.Microwave remaining 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
7.Pour onto prepared baking sheet. Spread into 8-inch square. Sprinkle with candy corn. Tap sheet several times to settle candy corn into chocolate. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm. Break into 20 pieces.
8.Combine frosting with red and yellow food coloring in medium bowl to create orange colored frosting, if desired. Frosting may also be left white.
9.Frost cupcakes and top with pieces of candy corn bark.
TIP: Bark can be made the day before hand and kept in the refrigerator.
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