Groundhog Nutter Butter Cupcakes

The holidays have passed and most of us are already wishing Spring was on its way. We wait to hear whether Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow bringing us an early spring or endure six more weeks of winter. I’m always unhappy when it’s more winter days ahead. That said there are lots of fun traditions and activities surrounding Groundhog Day.

These Groundhog Nutter Butter Cupcakes are a fun treat for the kids to make and they are super simple to make. Get the kids in the kitchen to help decorate them, they will have so much fun and even more fun eating them.

Groundhog Nutter Butter Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Jennifer Grooms

Ingredients

  • 12 cupcakes your favorite
  • 1 cup green frosting your favorite
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 24 marshmallow bit pieces
  • 12 brown M&Ms
  • 24 almond slices
  • Brown jimmies
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips. melted

Instructions

  1. Choose the top of a Nutter Butter cookie. Gently press two almond slices into the cream center between the cookies with one on each side as the ears of the groundhog.
  2. Using a toothpick, dab a small amount of chocolate on one M&M candy. Press the candy against the middle of the upper half of a Nutter Butter cookie.
  3. Above the M&M, use melted chocolate to attach two candy eyes.
  4. Below the M&M, use melted chocolate to attach two marshmallow bits as groundhog teeth. Allow chocolate to set completely.
  5. Pipe green frosting on each cupcake. 
  6. Use a knife to carefully cut a slit the width of a Nutter Butter in the top of each cupcake.

  7. sliding a cookie into the cupcake OR 

  8. place two almond slices into the cupcake to look like ears peeking from the ground.

  9. Sprinkle jimmies around the cookies or ears.