These Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes will be great to surprise the family with. I know my kiddos LOVE Sour Patch kids (I do as well). We have a sale on Sour Patch Kids at Walgreens this week and at Remke Next week so I thought it would be a great time to share these Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes we made this winter. Sour Patch Kids are the bomb in my eyes ha ha. I have always liked sour candy. Having a Sour Candy with a cupcake seems perfect to me. My kiddos and I will make a batch of cupcakes almost every week. Cupcakes are always an item that goes fast in our house. These ones went SUPER fast. The colors are so bright and fun, the fun sour candy taste mixed with the cupcakes was great.
Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes Recipe
This Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes Recipe would be great to have for kids birthday parties, picnics this summer or just a fun twist on a cupcake dessert for your family. Last week while I was shopping I ran through the bakery. I had planned to pick the kiddos up some cupcakes for after dinner. I had sticker shock, ha ha! $6 for a small tray of cupcakes. NO WAY! I came home and made a batch of cupcakes. I refused to spend that much on store bought cupcakes.
INGREDIENTS (Yields 24 Cupcakes)
1 Cake Mix
3 Eggs (that’s what my cake mix called for)
1 cup Water (that’s what my cake mix called for)
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil (that’s what my cake mix called for)
4 tbsp. milk
2 cup Butter softened
2 tsp Vanilla
8 cup Powdered Sugar
Neon Food Coloring
24 Sour Patch kids Candies
1/8 cup Sugar
1/8 cup Citric Acid (I found mine in the canning section at Walmart)
Make cupcakes according to your cake package directions.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and add vanilla.
Mix in the confectioners sugar one cup at a time.
Beat in the milk
Divide equally based on the number of colors you want to make.
Mix food color into each portion to achieve the desired shade.
Transfer icing to a large sized ziploc bag or icing/piping Bag
Ice the top of each cupcake.
Mix together sugar and citric acid.
Dust the top of each cupcake with sugar mixture.
Place 1 Sour Patch Kid on top of each cupcake.
If you are needing a fun cupcake… these Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes will be perfect. Inexpensive to make too! Plus this $1/2 Packages of SOUR PATCH Kids or SWEDISH FISH Candy (6.35 oz. or larger, any variety) Coupon is available to print right now to help cut your costs even further.