Back to School Cupcakes!

By on August 14th, 2011 . Filed under: Cupcake Ideas .

Are you looking for new after-school snack ideas?  Or maybe you’re just looking for an extra special treat for your kids’ first day back?  Twinkle VanWinkle has the winning treat for such an occasion: PBJ Cupcakes!  Not only do they have two all-time favorite kid ingredients (peanut butter and jelly), these cupcakes are also remarkably healthy.  Whole-wheat flour in the cake adds an extra nutritional boost, applesauce cuts back on the amount of oil required, and they are dairy-free, which means they are lower fat. The filling is quite simple: cut a hole in the center of the cupcakes and add peanut butter.  The frosting is buttercream made with strawberry preserves, which can be made healthier by using sugar-free preserves.  And of course, add some colorful sprinkles and fresh, sliced strawberry to make this treat even more enticing (as if it weren’t already!).

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