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Easter Brownie Cupcakes

Easter Brownie CupcakesThese cute cupcakes make a festive addition to an Easter dessert buffet.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (19.5-ounce) package chocolate brownie mix
36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs* - divided use
NESTLÉ CRUNCH NestEggs*
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
2 drops green food coloring

Cooking Directions:

  1. Unwrap and chop 12 Nestlé NestEggs.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Stir in chopped Nestlé NestEggs. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until edges are slightly firm and centers just begin to sink. Cool in muffin pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Spoon a dollop of cream cheese mixture over tops of brownie cupcakes; smooth top.
  5. Combine coconut and food coloring in medium bowl; stir with fork to combine. Sprinkle coconut over cream cheese frosting. Top each with 1 unwrapped Nestlé NestEgg.

Makes 24 cupcakes.

*NESTLÉ Nesteggs are available March through mid-April.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.