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Snow Globe Cupcakes

These snow globe cupcakes are both fun to look at, and delicious to eat. Our version uses a chocolate cupcake, topped with vanilla frosting, shredded coconut, a cute holiday lollipop. We then top it off with a peppermint gelatin bubble. Shake up some Christmas magic this holiday season!

Total Time

13 hr 15 min

13 hr 15 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 minutes

Cook Time

1 hr

1 hr

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Total Time

13 hr 15 min

13 hr 15 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 minutes

Cook Time

1 hr

1 hr

Ingredients

for 12 cupcakes

Edible Snow Globes

  • 1 ½ cups
    cold water (360 mL)
  • 12 packages gelatin powder
  • 6 tablespoons
    sugar
  • 3 drops peppermint extract
  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 ½ cups
    all purpose flour (190 g)
  • ⅓ cup
    dark cocoa powder (40 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 1 cup
    brown sugar (220 g)
  • 1 cup
    hot water (240 mL)
  • ½ cup
    canola oil (120 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon
    vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1 jar vanilla frosting
  • ½ cup
    sweetened coconut flakes (50 g)
  • 12 holiday themed lollipops, sticks trimmed to 2 in (5 cm)
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

Special Equipment

  • 12 small balloons, inflated to 3 in (7 cm) in diameter
  • 12 skewers

Nutrition Info

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  • Calories 385
  • Fat 17g
  • Carbs 53g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Protein 4g
  • Estimated values based on one serving size.

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2. Choose a Walmart

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*Delivery available at select Walmarts.

3. Check out with Walmart

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Can I shop ingredients for any recipe in the Tasty app?

You can shop ingredients for almost all recipes in the Tasty app! Unfortunately, recipes containing alcohol are not shoppable at this time.

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If you are on a mobile device, when you select the button to “Add items to grocery bag” on Tasty.co, you will be prompted to download the Tasty app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. Once the app is downloaded, it will add the ingredients directly to your bag in the app.

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Tap the “Swap” button under any item in your Tasty Grocery Bag in the app. From there, you’ll be able to switch to a different brand of the same product. For example, if a recipe calls for rice, and you want a different brand of rice, you can make that substitution directly in the Tasty Grocery bag. However, if a recipe calls for rice, and you want to use potatoes instead, you won’t be able to make that substitution within the Tasty Grocery Bag. Once you tap the “Check out with Walmart” button, you’ll be taken to Walmart where you’ll be able to search for and add potatoes to your order.

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Where is this service available?

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Preparation

  1. Make the edible snow globes: In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and gelatin. Let the gelatin bloom for 5 minutes, until the water is mostly absorbed. Microwave for 20–30 seconds, or until the gelatin is melted.
  2. Add the sugar and peppermint extract and stir until dissolved. Let cool for 10 minutes. If any foam rises to the top, skim off and discard.
  3. Spray the balloons with nonstick spray. Wipe gently with a paper towel to distribute.
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  5. Dip each balloon in the gelatin until ¾ of the way submerged. Use tape or poke a small hole above the knot to attach the balloon to a skewer and stand it upright in a tall glass for 1-2 minutes. Dip in gelatin again, then stand it upright in a tall glass again. If the gelatin begins to set, microwave in 10-second intervals and continue until all of the balloons are coated. Let the balloons for at least 12 hours, until no longer tacky to the touch.
  6. Make the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-cup cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  7. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the brown sugar and whisk to combine.
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  9. Add the hot water, canola oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  10. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners.
  11. Bake the cupcakes for 14–16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  12. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  13. Finish the edible snow globes: Carefully remove one of the balloons from the skewer. Pinch a bit of the balloon near the knot, and carefully snip a small hole. Let the air slowly release from the balloon, then pull out of the gelatin snow globe and discard the balloon. Trim the edges of the snow globe if uneven. Repeat with remaining coated balloons. Set the snow globes upright on a baking sheet until ready to top the cupcakes.
  14. Assemble the cupcakes: Frost the cupcakes with a dollop of vanilla frosting onto each cupcake, spreading evenly over the top.
  15. Sprinkle the shredded coconut on top of the frosting, dividing evenly between the cupcakes.
  16. Top each cupcake with a holiday lollipop, inserting the stick into the cupcake. Place the snow globes on top, and dust with powdered sugar.
  17. Enjoy!
 

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