Eight Nights Of Light Cupcakes

Here is an idea for Hanukkah that celebrates the festival lights in the sweetest way!  I love this delicious dessert idea and it can double as the centerpiece for a kids table.

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Eight Nights Of Light Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 min.
Bake Time: 24 min.
Decoration Time: 10 min.
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
  • Blue and yellow food coloring
  • White candy glitter
  • 24 pieces TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis
  • 24 pieces M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
  • 2 12-cup cupcake pans
  • Cupcake liners


  1. Prepare cake batter according to directions on box. Fill paper lined cupcake cups with 2/3 cup of batter. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 21 to 24 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Tint 1/2 cup frosting yellow, set aside. Tint remaining frosting blue and cover the cupcakes. Sprinkle frosting with candy glitter.
  3. Press one TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis, standing straight up, into the center of each cup. Dot the top of each TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis with yellow frosting and attach a yellow M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies.
  4. Arrange nine cupcakes into a line, creating a menorah. Lift the center (fifth in line) cupcake slightly.

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