Chocolate Sprout Earth Day/Spring Cupcakes Recipe

Help the kids learn about Earth Day with these chocolate sprout earth day dirt cupcakes! Add some gummy worms for extra fun – such a great learning snack activity!

chocolate sprout earth day dirt cupcakes

Earth Day is coming up, and what better way to help the kids learn than with these Chocolate Sprout Dirt CupcakesThese are also perfect all Spring long! After all, April showers bring May flowers 🙂 All it takes is chocolate cake mix, chocolate frosting, Oreos (or the generic brand cookies), green taffy and mini clay pots. Here’s how to make them:

chocolate sprout earth day dirt cupcakes

Chocolate Sprout Earth Day Dirt Cupcakes

 

Chocolate Sprout Earth Day/Spring Cupcakes Recipe
 
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These chocolate sprout cupcakes are a cute treat for Spring!
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake (plus required ingredients)
  • 1 container chocolate frosting
  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Green taffy
  • Additional Materials:
  • Mini terra-cotta clay pots, which you can get 3 for $1 at Dollar Tree!
Instructions
  1. Prepare cupcakes as directed on box. Allow to completely cool.
  2. Place chocolate cookies in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush.
  3. If using terra-cotta clay pots, place one cupcake (still in the liner) inside of each pot, and then continue with the following steps.
  4. Spread a layer of chocolate frosting on each cupcake.
  5. Sprinkle crushed Oreos on top to create the appearance of dirt.
  6. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut out leaves and sprouts from the taffy. Place a sprout in the center of each cupcake.

 

chocolate sprout earth day dirt cupcakes

Directions:

Prepare cupcakes as directed on box. Allow to completely cool. Place chocolate cookies in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush. If using terra-cotta clay pots, place one cupcake (still in the liner) inside of each pot, and then continue with the following steps. Spread a layer of chocolate frosting on each cupcake. Sprinkle crushed Oreos on top to create the appearance of dirt. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut out leaves and sprouts from the taffy. Place a sprout in the center of each cupcake.

chocolate sprout earth day dirt cupcakes

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