MINI EASTER BASKET CUPCAKES. Do you see that mini mini mini mini chocolate bun? DO YOU SEE IT??? I’m freaking out. Cute overload.
True life confession: I go into CVS/Walgreens every other day to look at the Easter candy display and I AM NOT ASHAMED. It’s something about the pastels and the 75 different kinds of marshmallow/caramel/coconut eggs and the cute bunnies and alllllllll thaaaat chooooocolate that makes me want to hippity hop for joy.
So you can bet your bottom dollar that when I saw a bag of teeny chocolate bunnies while waiting in line to check out at Walgreens I literally had to restrain myself from yelling with glee. So teeny-tiny! So itty-bittyl! So perfect for perching atop a mini Easter cupcake!
I must know: what’s your favorite kind of Easter candy? Are you a jellybean or chocolate kinda person? And what are your thoughts on PEEPS?! (It probably goes without saying but: love, love, love. Especially stale.)
Note: you could really make any kind of cupcakes, since the toppings/decorations are the most important part, but I went with banana + greek yogurt cupcakes since I had an extra-ripe banana lying around!
Mini Banana Greek Yogurt Cupcakes
yield: 24 mini cupcakes
- 1 large overripe banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a mini muffin tin with 24 paper liners. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the mashed banana, oil, greek yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and beat on low (or fold with a rubber spatula) until just combined.
- Divide the batter evenly among the paper liners. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the tops of the cupcakes spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack. Top with your favorite buttercream or frosting, then dip in sweetened shredded coconut that has been mixed with green food coloring. Add jellybeans and mini chocolate bunnies (if you can find them!) to the center.
Melanie these are adorable! The mini chocolate bunny is maybe the cutest thing ever. What a festive recipe!
i love baking with greek yogurt! these are just toooo cute. the teeny bunny!
my husband looooves peeps. several years ago his friends hid peep packages all around his house. when we moved we found one buried in the first aid kit. at least 3 years old! talk about stale.
Ooh this is a great recipe! I made a yogurt cake once and it was awesome. I will definitely be trying this! Also, the chocolate in CVS – out of control!
Love these cupcakes, too cute! Can’t wait to bake some for my girls!
I am totally the chocolate loving girl. CAN’T. STOP. EATING IT.
But my mom makes cupcakes every year for easter (vanilla on vanilla) and I LOVE THEM.
My favorite easter candy is OBVIOUSLY cadbury mini eggs. Oh the candy shell!
I looooove cadbury eggs (mini and creme filled!). I could easily eat a whole bag of the minis in a day! Literally have to hide them from myself.
Those cupcakes are awesome! So cute.
I die for all Halloween, Valentine’s and Easter candies at CVS. Its dangerous. I love anything Reese’s 🙂 Oh and I LOVE chocolate covered Peeps!
CHOCOLATE COVERED PEEPS! YES.
Are you saving any of these adorable scrumptious cupcakes for us? I know it’s about 10 days away, but they look so good I must have one!
Easter candy is definitely the BEST, and the best of the best are Brachs Pastel Malted Milk Eggs and Russell Stover pectin jelly beans. Chocolate is for Valentine’s Day and peanut butter candies are just not for me. Easter candy is all about pure SUGAR and cuteness.
Peeps = Candy Nirvana
(Is it obvious that Melanie gets her Easter candy obsession from me? After all, I DID see the Easter Bunny hiding behind my bedroom door when I was about 7 years old…)
To this day, Mom still partakes in the periodic hidden candy stash!
Ah, the everlasting sweet tooth.
MOM! With all the CAPS LOCK, you’re starting to sound like me!! Or maybe I sound like you…
Anyway, malted milk eggs ARE the best. I hope there are some coming in my Easter basket… 🙂