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Swamp monster cupcakes

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Create scaly creatures with green M&M'S®

The kids will go wild over these swamp monster cupcakes with M&M'S® scales. Creepy and yummy!

What you'll need:

  • Frosted cupcakes (store-bought or homemade)
  • About 2 dozen green M&M'S® for each cupcake
  • Candies and fruit snacks for eyes, mouth, fins and tail


There are no directions except... get creative! There is no right or wrong way to create a swamp monster, after all. Channel memories of Creature from the Black Lagoon or Lake Placid and decorate your cupcakes accordingly!

This is our favorite way to create a cupcake monster:


Using green M&M'S® candies, layer the top of a cupcake with "scales."

Create scaly creatures with green M&M'S®


Stick gummy candies on top of two toothpicks and stick them into the cupcake.
Then create eyes by using icing to attach M&M'S® candies to the gummy candies.

Create scaly creatures with green M&M'S®

So this Halloween, thrill your little monsters, party guests and neighborhood trick-or-treaters with scary, scaly cupcakes featuring the world's favorite color of M&M'S®.

Create scaly creatures with green M&M'S®

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