No fire-safety badge required for these scrumptious cupcakes—simply rub two pretzel sticks together and watch sparks fly!
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 170-g pkg dark chocolate, melted
2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup 10% cream
24 chocolate cupcakes
12 small red gumdrops
12 small orange gumdrops
12 small yellow gumdrops
1 tbsp chocolate cookie crumbs
1 cup pretzel sticks
24 whole pretzel sticks
48 mini marshmallows
Using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in chocolate until blended. Gradually beat in icing sugar and then cream until fluffy.
Frost cupcakes with icing.
Using a rolling pin, roll out gumdrops between 2 sheets of wax paper until thin and flat. Using clean kitchen scissors, cut each piece of flattened gumdrop into varying triangular shapes.
Pile a few halved pretzel sticks in centre of 1 cupcake for logs. Arrange red, orange and yellow gumdrop triangles around pretzel shapes to make the fire. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
Pour chocolate cookie crumbs on a small plate. Push 1 whole pretzel stick through 2 marshmallows. Gently dampen edges of marshmallows with water, then dip into crumbs to make them look toasted. Repeat with remaining pretzels and marshmallows, placing one on each cupcake.
Calories 329, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 40g, Fat 18g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 315mg.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent July 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE.
Photo: Roberto Caruso
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