This was such a fun little project and super easy too! Great to make with the kids! I look forward to making these every year with my little one!
Here’s what you will need:
-1 prepared cake mix
(I just discovered this Too Much Chocolate Cake recipe on AllRecipes using boxed caked mix and it is a keeper! So yummy! I used mini chocolate chips and cut down the oil by 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup milk)
-Frosting (I used Duncan Hines Chocolate Frosting with Hershey’s)
-36 cupcake liners
-3 Cups flaked coconut
-Food coloring gel
-1 Ziploc bag
While your cupcakes cool you can start dying your coconut flakes, it’s so easy! I used 1 tablespoon water for every 1 cup of coconut and it took about 15 drops of green food coloring to reach the color in the photo above.
I mixed each cup of coconut separately because I just had small ziploc bags, you can try doing it all at the same time.
1.) Place the coconut into the bag, set aside.
2.) Add the drops of food coloring to the water until you reach the desired color.
3.) Add the water to the coconut and shake, shake, shake!
Once the cupcakes have cooled decorate them with the frosting, and then add the “grass”. Cut your peeps about 2-3 inches and then add a little bit of frosting to the bottom of the peep, this will work a glue to help them stick to the coconut. You can also just use the Peeps chicks, those work great too!