Contributed by: NAPSA
Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious Marshmallow Treats
(NAPSA) - This Halloween, you may hear more than just a peep about a new marshmallow
confection. That's because, when faced with hungry trick-or-treaters, these Marshmallow
Peeps¨ new individually wrapped vanilla-flavored Ghosts don't stand a ghost of a
These Ghosts are the latest spook-tacular addition to the line of Halloween Peeps that
includes Pumpkins, Ghosts and Spooky Cats. The new sweets are just right for dispensing to
pint-sized ghouls and goblins this Halloween.
These marshmallow treats can also be used to spiff up a celebration, as in this party
- 1 recipe or package of chocolate cake mix
- 1 tube chocolate or black decorating icing gel
- 1 package Marshmallow Peeps Pumpkins
- 1 package Marshmallow Peeps Spooky Cats
- 1 package Marshmallow Peeps Ghosts
For the icing:
- 2 egg whites
- 3 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Bake 24 chocolate cupcakes according to package or recipe directions and allow to cool
To prepare the icing, combine egg whites, sugar, orange juice and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix
on high speed for several minutes, or until the icing is thick and shiny and holds soft peaks. If too
thick, add a bit more orange juice. If too thin, add a bit more sugar.
Next, decorate the cupcakes one at a time. Spoon a tablespoon of the white icing onto the
center of a cupcake and spread with a small spatula or butter knife to cover the top. Using the
tube of icing gel, drizzle a spiral of dark icing-begin at the center and spiral out to the edge. Next,
place a toothpick lightly into the icing at the center and drag it out to the edge. Turn the cupcake
and repeat this process in half-inch intervals all around to create a spiderweb effect. Place a Peeps
Pumpkin, Spooky Cat or Ghost in the center of the cobweb and repeat with remaining cupcakes.
Serving Size: Makes 24 cupcakes.