Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe

This Polar Bear Paw cupcakes recipe is the perfect icy treat to enjoy during the winter with kids. Using York Peppermint Patties and chocolate covered raisins, you can transform your favorite cupcakes into something from the wild.

There’s something so fun about working with coconut. The combination of chocolate and coconut makes this cupcake treat one of my favorites to share with friends.

Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe

These Polar Bear Paw cupcakes aren’t the only cupcakes I have on the blog. We love to bake these tiny delectables. Check out my Popcorn Cupcakes Recipe, my Black Forest Cupcake Recipe, and my Maple Bacon Cupcakes! YUM and YUM!

But if you are looking for wintery treats, be sure to visit these great options:

Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes recipe

Ok, onto the main reason why you are here! Grab a boxed cake mix – your favorite chocolate flavor. I went with the triple chocolate fudge, but use whatever you have on hand.

Ingredients For Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (plus required eggs, oil, and water as directed on box)
  • White Frosting (your favorite homemade recipe or a 16 oz. storebought tub)
  • 24 York Peppermint Patties (1 per cupcake)
  • Chocolate covered raisins (3 per cupcake)
  • 1.5 cups shredded coconut
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How To Make Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside. Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to box directions.

Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with prepared cake mix. Bake as directed, then set aside to cool.

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Once cooled, slather each cupcake with a thick layer of white frosting. Add the shredded coconut to a small bowl. Dip each frosted cupcake into the shredded coconut so the tops are completely covered.

Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe

Remove the wrappers from York Peppermint Patties, and add one to the bottom center of each cupcake – pressing down gently. Add three similarly sized chocolate covered raisins to each cupcake to create the toes.

Add a little extra coconut in between the “toes” and around the edges if necessary.

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Total Time: 1 hour

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Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe

Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe

Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (plus required eggs, oil and water as directed on box)
  • White Frosting (your favorite homemade recipe or a 16 oz. storebought tub)
  • 24 York Peppermint Patties (1 per cupcake)
  • Chocolate covered raisins (3 per cupcake)
  • 1.5 cups shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to box directions.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with prepared cake mix. Bake as directed, then set aside to cool.
  4. Once cooled, slather each cupcake with a thick layer of white frosting. Add the shredded coconut to a small bowl. Dip each frosted cupcake into the shredded coconut so the tops are completely covered.
  5. Remove the wrappers from York Peppermint Patties, and add one to the bottom center of each cupcake – pressing down gently. Add three similarly sized chocolate covered raisins to each cupcake to create the toes.
  6. Add a little extra coconut in between the “toes” and around the edges if necessary.
  7. Enjoy!!!

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About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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