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Easy Monster Cupcakes {Halloween Cupcakes}

Learn how to make quick and easy monster cupcakes. All you need is melted chocolate, candies and cereal. Fun to make with kids for Halloween parties!

These super easy monster cupcakes were a result of my weird curiosity. You see, everyone I know has grown up eating cereal clusters but somehow, I didn’t. I grew up eating cereal the good old fashioned way… in a bowl of milk! lol. So, I got to work and made them. They are basically made with chocolate and cereal mixed together, and are so easy the kiddoes can help you make them. They are crunchy and sweet and perfect for both, chocolate and cereal lovers. Add these cupcakes to your Kids Halloween Party, and if you want to take the monster theme even further add these Easy Monster Cookies while you are at it.

How To Make Easy Halloween Monster Cupcakes?

  1. Mix topping– Mix together cereal and melted chocolate.
  2. Drop a big spoonful– On a sheet of wax paper.
  3. Add m&m candies– Let the cereal clusters set.
  4. Draw eyeballs– Use an edible marker on the candies.
  5. Add a paper horn– On top of the frosted cupcakes. Enjoy!

Variations For Homemade Halloween Cupcakes

Try other cupcake flavors– Such as Rainbow Cupcakes {With Cake Mix}, Yellow Cupcakes, Best Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cupcakes, Easy Orange Cupcakes, or even Brownie Cupcakes.

Try other frosting flavors– Such as Chocolate Ganache Frosting, Lemon Frosting, Maraschino Cherry Frosting, Marshmallow Frosting, or Easy Orange Buttercream Frosting.

Add fillings– Such as Raspberry Pie Filling, Strawberry Pie Filling, Blueberry Pie Filling, Lemon Curd, or Cherry Pie Filling. Follow this recipe on How To Make Filled Cupcakes, if needed.

Try other color combinations– Such as yellow and black for another spooky theme.

Mix in other seasonal Halloween candies– Such as candy corn, or Halloween shaped chocolates.

Tips And Techniques For Spooky Cupcakes

You can use store bought eyeball candies– Or you can just make spooky eyeball candies at home.

What cereal to use? I used Fruit Loops to make these monster blobs because it’s fun to bite into them and see all the colors inside but you can use whatever cereal you like. Cheerios are another popular option.

If you are coloring melted white chocolate, make sure to use oil based food coloring– Do not use water-based food coloring or else your chocolate will SEIZE.

How to save time? You can buy pre-colored chocolate, and save so much time. Wilton sells some amazing colors at very reasonable prices. You can make homemade cupcakes/ frosting or just use store bought cupcakes and frosting and stick the cereal monsters on top of them.

Instead of buttercream, decorate with fondant– You can use this homemade Marshmallow Fondant, or store-bought.

What kind of chocolate to use? I used white chocolate so I could dye it green, but you can use whatever chocolate you prefer, just know the look will vary. You can also use colored candy melts, if you like.

How to melt chocolate? In a microwave safe bowl melt according to package directions. If they don’t have any, then melt at 30 second intervals making sure to stir between each heating.

Storage Of Decorated Cupcakes

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing these because the cereal topping may become soggy upon thawing.

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Easy Halloween Monster Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Decorating time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Learn how to make quick and easy monster cupcakes. All you need is melted chocolate, candies and cereal. Fun to make with kids for Halloween parties!
Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • In a deep mixing bowl, add cereal and melted chocolate and mix everything together. 
  • Spoon out about two tablespoons of this mixture onto a sheet of wax paper.
  • Stick M&M candies randomly on these monster blobs.
  • Let these monster clusters set and harden at room temperature (takes about 10 minutes).
  • Use a black edible marker to draw eyeballs on the candies.
  • Then, push a horn pick on top of each monster. 
  • Spread some buttercream icing on top of each cupcake and top it off each with cereal monster. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal, Carbohydrates: 74g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 257mg, Potassium: 165mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 56g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 3.3mg
Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 490
Author: Abeer Rizvi

4 comments on “Easy Monster Cupcakes {Halloween Cupcakes}”

  1. Oh my, these monsters are super cute!! Great combination too – unique idea!

  2. I saw these on Pinterest and thought that they are super cute, also such a creative idea 🙂

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