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Owl: Cut wings from a piece of grape or apple fruit roll. Push the wings into the cupcake; frost it with chocolate icing. Cut ears from chocolate whip licorice. Use candy circles for eyes and a candy letter ?V? for the smile.
Bat: Follow the directions for the owl, except use jelly beans cut in half for the smile and nose, and slivers of a marshmallow for fangs.
Preparation - 20 min | Cooking - 20 min | Cooling Time - 30 min cooling | Yields - 24
1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) devil's food or yellow cake mix
2 (2.1 oz. each) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Candy Bar, chopped
1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 small tube white decorator icing or gel
2 pkgs. (1.7 oz. each) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER BB'S Candies
PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions; add chopped Butterfinger to batter. Bake according to directions for 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Frost cupcakes.
PLACE morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small corner from bag; squeeze to pipe concentric circles on top of frosting. Using wooden pick or tip of knife, pull tip through chocolate from center to last circle to create a cobweb effect.
MAKE 2 dots using decorator icing on each of 24 Butterfinger BB's to resemble spider eyes. Place in center of each cobweb.
VARIATION: Substitute vanilla frosting with chocolate frosting. Substitute melted chocolate morsels with 2 small tubes white decorator icing or gel.