Easter Chick Cupcakes

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Easter Chick Cupcakes – the cutest and most simple Easter treat made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (a favorite Easter candy).

Easter Cupcakes with Reese's

Quick & Easy Easter Cupcakes

Easter is right around the corner and we’ve been making all sorts of fun goodies like these Easter Chick Cupcakes. They’re made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and just a few simple ingredients. Aren’t they super cute?!

The best part about these cupcakes is that they’re kid-friendly. They’re also easy to make and even easier to eat. You can definitely count on them being devoured in minutes.

You can find Hershey Easter offerings at retailers nationwide, which means the next time you’re out and about, grab a bag of individually wrapped yellow Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and make these cupcakes for your post egg hunt party! And while you’re at it, be sure to pick up a variety of new and classic treats form from Hershey’s to fill this year’s Easter basket with!!

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs for cupcakes

How to make Easter Cupcakes

These cupcakes truly are so simple! You can make your favorite cupcake recipe or even a boxed version and go from there.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners. Prepare cake mix & bake according to the box’s instructions. Let cool completely.

Meanwhile, to make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl (with a hand mixer) or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, vanilla and salt together for 1 minute.

Add the powdered sugar and milk and beat for 1 minute, scrape down the sides, remove a ⅓ cup of the frosting and place in a small bowl. Add the green food coloring (a few drops) to the large bowl and beat for an additional minute.

Place the green frosting in a piping bag with a grass tip and pipe onto the cupcakes.

Add the orange food coloring (a few drops) to the reserved frosting and mix until combined. Place the orange frosting in a piping bag with a small round tip and pipe a beak, two dots for eyes, and feet onto the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Place the candy eyes on.

Add the eggs to the top of each cupcake, add a few sprinkles – and you’re set!

Easter Egg Cupcakes - homemade

Can these be made in advance?

You can definitely make these cupcakes ahead of time. Just store in the fridge until ready to serve. We recommend not making them more than 24 hours in advance. You can make the cupcakes ahead of time and can freeze. Just thaw and then frost and add candy before serving.

Can you make these without piping tips?

Yes, you don’t have to pipe on the grass. Green frosting is enough to show it’s grass. You can also use the pre-filled frosting tubes to pipe onto the chicks.

Candy eyeballs can also be found on Amazon as well as in the baking section of the grocery store.

Cute Easter Cupcakes with Reese's Eggs

More Easy Easter Cupcakes

We all know just how popular cupcakes are, especially with kids. And they don’t have to be hard!! Use some more Hershey’s candy to decorate the cupcakes or make some of these pictured below. Simple and so cute!

Easy Easter Cupcakes

We hope you enjoy these festive treats! They really are a hit with kids and adults alike. 🙂

Easter Cupcakes Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Easter Chick Cupcakes - the cutest and most simple Easter treat!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 315 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix and ingredients on back
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp whole milk
  • green food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • candy eyes
  • 24 Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs the yellow ones

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.

  2. Prepare cake mix & bake according to the box's instructions. Let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl (with a hand mixer) or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, vanilla and salt together for 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar and milk and beat for 1 minute, scrape down the sides, remove a ⅓ cup of the frosting and place in a small bowl. Add the green food coloring (a few drops) to the large bowl and beat for an additional minute.
  4. Place the green frosting in a piping bag with a grass tip and pipe onto the cupcakes.
  5. Add the orange food coloring (a few drops) to the reserved frosting and mix until combined. Place the orange frosting in a piping bag with a small round tip and pipe a beak, two dots for eyes, and feet onto the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Place the eyes on. Add the eggs to the top of each cupcake.

Check out Celebrate with Hershey’s for new and creative ways to engage the whole family & make this year’s Easter one to remember! P.S. Tag your Hershey Easter creations with #HersheysEaster – we want to see them!

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Easter Chicken Cupcakes - the cutest and most simple Easter treat!!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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