Attack of the Martians

4  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake (62 g) each.


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Attack of the Martians Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) pistachio instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping
  • 4 marshmallows, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup fruit-flavoured mini marshmallows
  • Oreo Cookies, split open
  • 6 Mini Oreo Cookies, split open
  • 2 pieces string licorice
  • 1 Tbsp. small round silver hard candies

Instructions

  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 15 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Beat  dry pudding mix, sugar and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir in Cool Whip. Spread onto cupcakes.
  • Decorate  with remaining ingredients to resemble aliens. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Serving SuggestionSpecialty foil cupcake baking cups (available at most bulk food stores) will add a special 'space' element to the martian cupcakes.

ShortcutOmit pudding mix, sugar and milk. Tint 2-1/4 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping with green food colouring; spread onto cooled cupcakes. Continue as directed.

Keeping it SafeRemove and discard silver hard candies before serving cake.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake (62 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 180 
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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