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If you're looking for a delicious Easter dessert, look no further than these Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes with Key Lime Icing! Trying to avoid the candy and sweets this year? Try 50 Alternatives to Candy in Easter Baskets.

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes

These are are a fun Easter dessert, but could be made in different colors for pretty much any holiday!

You'll need:

— cupcakes (a box mix is fine), baked and cooled
— ingredients listed below for icing
— green twizzlers
— Easter peanut M&Ms
— coconut + green food coloring

Use a box of funfetti cake mix for these cupcakes for a colorful treat! Bake cupcakes as directed on the box, or go all Suzy Homemaker and bake them from scratch. Either way, just make them yummy! The real fun is in the icing! After cupcakes are cooled, add a green Twizzler (see below) and then ice and top with coconut and M&Ms.

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes

Key Lime Icing (Wilton's recipe)

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons key lime juice
1 teaspoon key lime zest or 1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 -5 cups confectioners' sugar

Combine ingredients in bowl and mix well. If icing is too thin you can add more confectioners' sugar a little at a time.

Green Coconut Grass

In a zip loc bag, combine 2 teaspoons water with 9 drops green food coloring. Add 1 cup shredded coconut. Zip bag and shake until all coconut is green.

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes

Ice cupcakes, then add coconut and peanut M&Ms on top. Serve and WOW your guests!

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Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes with Key Lime Icing (Thanks Wiltons)

These festive and tasty cupcakes are a crowd pleaser for Easter!

  • Cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • 8 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 8 Ounce Pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. Key Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Key Lime Zest or 1 Tsp. Lemon Zest
  • 4 -5 C. Confectioners’ Sugar
  • Green Twizzlers
  • Easter Peanut M&Ms
  • Coconut + Green Food Coloring
  1. Combine butter, cream cheese, Key Lime juice, Key Lime or Lemon zest, and Confectioners' sugar in bowl and mix well, adding more Confectioners' sugar as needed for desired thickness.
  2. Make Green Coconut Grass by combining combine 2 teaspoons water with 9 drops green food coloring and 1 cup shredded coconut in a Zip Lock bag. Zip closed and shake until all coconut is green.
  3. Add a Green Twizzler basket handle to each cupcake.
  4. Ice cupcakes.
  5. Add green coconut and peanut M&Ms on top.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
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  1. Purplelinda Melinda Hawkins Mitchell says:

    Love the purple! These are so cute, and key lime frosting?? YUMM!!
    Here from Inspire Me Monday.

  2. I love these cupcakes they are so cute and festive. What a creative idea to use twirlers on them. Thank you for linking up with Inspire Me Monday. Have a wonderful week!!

  3. What a super cute idea! I usually make a bunny cake for Easter but I think I’ll have to try these out this year. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  4. These are adorable and very creative! Gosh, I wish I were that good! Thanks for linking up with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party!

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