The first Christmas after I married my husband, his parents gave us See’s Candies! To be honest, at the time I had no idea what it was. I know right!? Who doesn’t know what See’s is! It’s that kind of chocolate that melts in your mouth and you can’t stop eating it (ha okay maybe it’s just me and I don’t have self control). But ever since that Christmas 8 years ago, I’ve been hooked! Now my husband and I buy it every year for the Holidays. This year I thought it would be so fun to make cupcakes and decorate them with See’s Candies! Enjoy!
Ingredients for the cupcakes:
– Your favorite boxed cake mix
– Replace the oil with an equal amount of melted butter
– Replace the water with an equal amount of milk
– Add one extra egg
– Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix and bake according to package directions.
Ingredients for frosting:
– 3/4 cup butter (softened)
– 6 cups powdered sugar
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 1 ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
– 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
– 5-6 tablespoons cold water
Whip together butter, sugar, and extracts. Add in powdered sugar, mixing in 2 cups at a time. Add in the water to desired consistency. Whip for 4 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Decorate with See’s candies! Here are some of my favorites: White Mint Truffles, Sour Stars, Peppermint Twists, Milk Chocolate Foil Balls, Christmas Lollypops, Peppermint Candy Canes and a Box of 1lb chocolates.
You can watch how I decorate the cupcakes here:
Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!