5 Little Monkey Cupcakes

My 5 Little Monkeys love these!

Prep time: 20 mins   – Makes 2 dozen


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting (whipped)
  • 24 vanilla wafers (minis)
  • Black and red decorating gel
  • 48 green M&M’s
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies (minis)


  1. Use a ready to make cake mix for easy baking ease – a huge time saver.
  2. Use chocolate whipped frosting for easy spreading.
  3. Use sharp knife, to cut off the end of the vanilla wafer – discard the rest.  Place a wafer on each cupcake, with the newly rounded edge at the bottom of cupcake
  •  Use a skinny tube of red gel and carefully draw in the shape of the mouth (see below) .

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4. Place M&M’s above wafers for eyes. Make dots on the M& M’s for the pupils using a skinny tube of black icing. Using a large tube of chocolate decorator frosting with a #16 star tip, draw the hair.  Carefully separate cookies; cut each in half. Position one on each side of cupcakes for ears.


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