Cupcakes in a Jar for Halloween
If you’re searching for a recipe that will keep those hands clean, these Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar are just what you need!
Before you know it, Halloween will be here and children will be roaming the streets looking for treats and other fun ways to try to scare themselves silly. While Halloween may be full of everything sugar, I still like to make something homemade and unique that I can share with my kiddos to get them pumped up for the epic trick or treating that’s about to occur.
These Halloween Cupcakes in a jar are actually quite perfect for kids. Cupcakes are generally messy, right? While I can’t do anything about the time that the cupcakes travel to their mouths, I can assure you that their hands will stay clean with these Halloween cupcakes because they’ll be holding onto a jar instead or right on the cupcake.
Plus, not only are they super fun to eat, but they actually make a great gift to give to others on Halloween. If you have an elderly neighbor or a dear friend that you want to surprise, these Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar are certain to bring a smile to their face!
Ingredients to Make Cupcakes in a Jar:
1 box of chocolate cake mix (+ required amount of oil and eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup unsalted butter (set at room temp for 10 minutes, so butter is still slightly cool)
8 oz. cream cheese (directly from the refrigerator)
4 cups powdered confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Orange food coloring
Bake cupcakes according to box directions, and let cool.
To make cream cheese frosting, place butter in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend until combined, about 30 seconds.
Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
Slowly add the milk and beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
Use frosting at once or keep refrigerated until ready to use.