Christmas Santa Cupcakes


My kids loved these cute cupcakes decorated as little Santas for Christmas. They are really easy to decorate and you can get your kids to help you.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 servings


  • 12 unfrosted cupcakes, cooled

  • 1 ½ cups vanilla frosting

  • ½ cup red sprinkles

  • 1 (6 ounce) package white chocolate chips

  • 24 mini chocolate chips

  • 12 red candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)

  • ½ cup coconut flakes


  1. Frost each cupcake with a thin layer of vanilla frosting. Pour red sprinkles into a small bowl and dip the lower third of each frosted cupcake into the sugar to make Santa's hat. Create a white rim for the hat by placing about 6 white chocolate chips, flat-side up, at the edge of the red sugar section. Stick 1 white chocolate chip on the top as a pom-pom.

  2. Place 2 mini chocolate chips in Santa's face for the eyes and a red candy-coated chocolate piece for the nose. Sprinkle coconut flakes over the bottom third for the beard.

Cook's Note:

You can also use candy eyes instead of the mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
19g Fat
53g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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