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Servings: 16

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 27

Preparation Time: 0 Minutes

Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • Green Food Coloring (about 15 drops)
  • 20 large Jelly Beans
  • Candy Decorations
  • ¼ cup Milk (or Light Cream)
  • 4 ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Shredded Sweetened Coconut
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 box of ready-made White Cake Mix (Pillsbury 18.25 ounce box used in this recipe)
  • 3 whole Eggs

Instructions

  1. For the Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Add the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl
  3. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or whisk by hand for 2 minutes
  4. Cut the jelly beans into pieces (cut each jelly bean into 3 or 4 pieces if possible)
  5. An option is to pick out the black and white colored jelly beans leaving in just the pink, green, purple, red and yellow ones.Then add the pieces of jelly beans to the cake batter and stir them in
  6. Line the cupcake tins with paper baking liners
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 18 to 22 minutes (or when a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean)
  8. Let cool on a rack completely before frosting them.For the Frosting: Add the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and milk (or light cream) to a medium size bowl
  9. Set the mixer to the slowest speed and beat the ingredients very carefully so that the powdered sugar doesn’t fly out of the bowl
  10. Once the powdered sugar starts to mix in with the butter and milk (about two minutes), then increase the speed on the mixer and beat the ingredients until smooth (about another 3 or 4 minutes)
  11. Set aside until your toppings are ready.For the Toppings: Add the shredded coconut to a small bowl
  12. Next add the drops of green food coloring and mix it into the shredded coconut
  13. If you prefer that the coconut be a bit darker, feel free to add a few more drops of the food coloring
  14. Before frosting the cupcakes, push a jelly bean into the top of the cupcake down about an inch
  15. Frost the cupcakes
  16. Right after frosting the cupcakes, add the colored shredded coconut, jelly beans and decorative candies on top of the cupcake.

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