A favorite of youngsters in our house. Grownups love them too!

Sarah
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into cupcake pans and bake as directed on cake mix box. Let cupcakes cool thoroughly before frosting.

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  • Spread cupcakes lightly with chocolate icing. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on top.

  • Cut gummi worms in half (as many as you like). Put icing onto cut end of the worms and stick to the top of cupcakes. You can use as few or as many as will fit on each cupcake. Let icing set for 10 minutes and then enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

299.6 calories; 4.2 g protein; 54.3 g carbohydrates; 0.3 mg cholesterol; 296.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2003
These are cute. I made them for a kids' Spring party. I used two worms on each cupcake -- 1 across the middle and 1 cut in half with each half sticking in opposite sides of the cupcake (looks like a worm going in under and coming out from under the other worm). The kids thought they were "cool." My cake mix yielded 18 cupcakes. I barely used 1 cup of "dirt" crumbs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2003
This was a really dry cake - it needs something Read More
(21)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2003
These are cute. I made them for a kids' Spring party. I used two worms on each cupcake -- 1 across the middle and 1 cut in half with each half sticking in opposite sides of the cupcake (looks like a worm going in under and coming out from under the other worm). The kids thought they were "cool." My cake mix yielded 18 cupcakes. I barely used 1 cup of "dirt" crumbs. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2003
This was a really dry cake - it needs something Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I used this recipe with a vanilla/chocolate swirl cake mix and it was really really good! Everyone at the Halloween party commented on how cute the cake was and they especially LOVED the taste. You can guarantee that this will be my signature Halloween dish. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2006
So simple and so fun. Kids love these. I also like to sprinkle crushed up oreos on top to resemble dirt. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
Good recipe. I made it for my son's Bambi/Woodland party at school and the kids loved them (I thought they were tasty too). I did have a lot of the dirt topping left over though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I served these cupcakes at halloween. The kids loved it and they never saw something so cool. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2003
I made this for a Halloween party at my daughters pre-school and the kids thought they were the coolest cupcakes ever. I did not personally try one but this will be a traditional Halloween treat for the kids in my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
great for school cookies sales. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2009
that is cool but it still needs alittle work on it Read More
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