York Peppermint Patty Cupcakes

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York Peppermint Patties. I love them. They're my road trip snack that I break the rules for. And now they're inside a delicious cupcake. Move over, Reeses-filled cupcakes! Get a life, chocolate-mousse filled cupcakes. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes, hit the road... Seriously. These are my new favorite :)

Total time: 1 hour
Yield: 22-24 Cupcakes
  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake
  • 1 can La Croix
  • 1 bag York Peppermint Patties (size small, about 20-24 of them)
  • 1/2 Tub Cool Whip (standard size)
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract (Not mint)
  • Green Food Coloring
Cooking Directions:
  1. Prehead oven to 350.
  2. Combine cake mix and La Croix (or 8oz Sparking Water) and mix well.
  3. Spoon into paper-lined cupcake tins until 2/3 full.
  4. Unwrap peppermint patties and add on top of each cupcake.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes (following package directions).
  6. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine cool whip, peppermint extract, and a conservative amount of green food coloring (we're not making green eggs and ham, people). You can slowly add more coloring if you'd like. I used Wilton's icing coloring.
  8. Add peppermint to taste.
  9. Once well mixed, use a knife or piping bag to pipe/spread icing onto cupcakes. The peppermint patty will have deflated somewhat, so be sure to fill in the leftover crater with mint icing before making it pretty!


  1. I am making these today. Do I add in the oil, water, and eggs like the cake mix says, and then add the LaCroix, or does the LaCroix take the place of oil, water, and eggs?? Thanks!

  2. Hey Jami!

    Actually, the sparkling/seltzer water is a substitute for all of the fatty ingredients (butter, oil, eggs) in a recipe! The carbonation acts in a similar way to make the mix rise in the oven. So if you'd like to make the healthy version, just follow the recipe and omit the eggs/oil/butter. BUT if you'd prefer the version with eggs/oil/butter, go ahead and follow instructions on the box and skip the seltzer water! :)

    Thanks for the question:)


  3. So awesome! Such a tasty hidden treat! Thanks for linking up in my St. Patrick's Day Ideas & Recipe link up! You rock. I just gave you a pin and following you on Pinterest! Have a super week! Susie


  4. This sounds delicious...pinned it!


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