Cocoa Puff Mix Filled Candy Cupcake Recipe

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Here is a fun, delicious recipe that you can make with your kids. Have exciting adventures deciding what to put and “hide” inside the hallow candy cupcakes. You can even use various colors of chocolate to give this a holiday flare, like Easter.Cupcake Filled with Cocoa Puffs #5

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Cocoa Puff Mix Filled Candy Cupcake
Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: Sweet
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
Tools Include: Wilton 3-D Cupcake Candy Mold (
  • ½ cup Wilton Red Candy Melts
  • ½ cup Wilton Yellow Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Cocoa Puffs
  • 3 tbsp. Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
  • 3 tbsp. Pretzel Rods
  1. Complete the following step for the red, yellow, and light cocoa candy melts: A Wilton Candy Melt Pot is recommended to heat candy melts. If you do not own a candy melt pot simply microwave candy melts at 50% for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat at 50% for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat at 50% in 15-second intervals and stir until completely smooth. Do not over heat.
  2. Fill 3 cupcake bottoms halfway full with light cocoa candy melts.
  3. Fill 3 cupcake tops halfway full with red candy melts.
  4. Take second piece of 2-piece mold and snap together. Some candy melts may spread outside of the molds – that is okay.
  5. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove mold from freezer. Gently pop candy melts from mold, breaking away any excess candy melt. Set aside.
  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for the yellow candy melt tops (using light cocoa again for the bottoms).
  8. In a small mixing bowl, combine cocoa puffs, Reece’s peanut butter chips, and pretzel rods (broken in half).
  9. Add cocoa puff mixture to each cupcake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Candy CupcakesWhether you use this recipe as an Easter treat or a summer snack, you kids will love the surprises inside. Comment below and tell me some other stuff you would put inside the chocolate cupcakes.


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37 thoughts on “Cocoa Puff Mix Filled Candy Cupcake Recipe

  • This will be a lot of fun to make and eat with the kids. They will have fun making it from the beginning to the end.

  • I love this! You can put any kind of treats and surprises in there.

  • What a cute idea, and I can hear the giggles and gobbles already! I’d love to try this!

  • I am loving how easy this recipe is, and Love that you hid goodies inside, Who doesn’t love a surprise and I love
    coco puffs,,

  • I think this recipe is very easy and love that you hid goodies inside, what a nice treat for anyone..And who doesn’t love cocopuffs.

  • These are so neat. Kids wouild love them!

  • These look delicious, and so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh my yumminess! That is such a good idea. My sister and nieces love to bake. This would be fun for my nieces to make for a tea party. Definitely going to save this recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • wow, those are absolutely adorable! my friends would go nuts for those!

  • So yummy sounding! I think I’ll try this with Fruity Pebbles and white cupcakes! YUM!

  • Wow, this looks like a a lot of work but so cute and creative!

  • This is such a great, unique idea!

  • So yum I want some.

  • very neat to make a mold of a cupcake…need to look further into that at the bulk barn in Canada and see if they have that tool????

    or perhaps Walmart may have it…

  • Very cool recipe!!! Love the cupcakes.

  • I’ve never seen molds like this, I want some. I can see filling these with all sorts of fun things.

  • How fun! I had no idea Wilton even made these great molds. I simply must have them. My kids are going to have a blast making them and filling them!

  • What a fun idea! I am totally going to trick and surprise my son! HAhaha

  • We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grand kids…and me!

  • Interesting recipe,makes me hungry

  • I am going to let the kids help make some of these.

  • It sounds like a kids version of chex mix. It’s cute but a lot of work.

  • Scrolling through and I HAD to stop on this. How cute and what a great idea…

  • What an original novel idea yjisd be great for bdays

  • What a fun Idea. The fillings can be endless. Thank You for sharing.

  • This is the first time I have seen a recipe like this. Very fun and yummy.

  • i can’t wait to make these for Easter and i think putting all different kind of sprinkles or broke up cookies and let everyone find out who has what !! the fun for me will be in filling in them !!! i can’t wait.

  • that’s so cute and a great idea. looks very messy too lol

  • Love this idea. Kids will love these! Thanks for the ideas! I am always looking for new ways to surprise my grand kids.

  • This looks so easy to do and looks delicious

  • looks fun would love to do this for my nephews someday.

  • that looks fun for kids! want to do that someday for my nephews.

  • We don’t have Wilton’s products in Ireland but that’s never stopped me! These look so cheery & could be used for any festive occasion!

  • This recipe looked so good, I copied it down. I am going to make it next coming weekend. I thank you so much for the share.

  • Looks good enough to eat, and its so cool that the cupcake is entirely edible. It’s posts like yours that want me want to start baking !

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