Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe
I just love themed cupcakes and these adorable Polar Bear Paw cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts to make, especially when I am in a hurry. Not only do they look great but they are super easy to make. You can use the cupcake flavor of choice (mine is always chocolate) though I recommend using a light colored frosting so that the coconut “fur” stands out more.
When in a hurry I use a boxed cake mix as well as can frosting. Don’t judge me! I have a clever trick for doubling the amount of frosting if you’re interested. If you are looking to have some fun in the kitchen with the kids, this Polar Bear Paw cupcakes is the perfect recipe to whip up. Your kids are going to love them! And so will you.
Yields: 24 cupcakes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (plus required eggs, oil and water as directed on box)
- White Frosting (your favorite homemade recipe or a 16 oz. storebought tub)
- 24 York Peppermint Patties (1 per cupcake)
- Chocolate covered raisins (3 per cupcake)
- 1.5 cups shredded coconut
Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.
Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to box directions.
Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with prepared cake mix. Bake as directed, then set aside to cool.
Once cooled, slather each cupcake with a thick layer of white frosting. Add the shredded coconut to a small bowl. Dip each frosted cupcake into the shredded coconut so the tops are completely covered.
Remove the wrappers from York Peppermint Patties, and add one to the bottom center of each cupcake – pressing down gently. Add three similarly sized chocolate covered raisins to each cupcake to create the toes.
Add a little extra coconut in between the “toes” and around the edges if necessary.
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