These cupcakes are SUPER easy to make — great if you need a quick dessert for your Easter dinner or an easy treat to make for your kids. I went the box-mix-and-tub-of-frosting route on these, but you can always make homemade cupcakes and frosting if you’d like.
Coconut Easter Cupcakes
1 box cake mix (plus the necessary eggs and oil)
1 tub of store-bought white frosting
1 bag sweetened coconut
1. Make cupcakes according to box directions and frost with vanilla or cream cheese frosting.
2. Pour the coconut into a ziploc bag and add a few drops of green food coloring. Close the bag and shake to distribute the food coloring. If you’d like to the coconut to be a darker green, add more coloring.
3. Place the now-green coconut into a bowl and dip each cupcake into the coconut to cover.
4. Place a Peep on top of some of the cupcakes — you may need to add a bit of frosting to the bottom of the Peep to help it stick to the coconut. Add jelly beans to the rest of the cupcakes.
If you don’t like jelly beans, you can always use chocolate eggs (like Cadbury Mini Eggs) or other Easter candies!