Purple Monster Cupcakes

Looking for the cutest cupcakes for a birthday party? These adorable cookie eating monsters start with a boxed mix and are the most kid friendly monster ever!

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 24 CHIPS AHOY! Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
  • Blue and red food coloring s, divided
  • 1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
  • 48 candy  button eyes

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


Heat oven to 350°F.


Cut 12 cookies in half; reserve for later use. Coarsely chop remaining cookies.


Prepare cake batter as directed on package; spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Add 1 drop EACH blue and red food coloring to batter in each cup; swirl gently with knife. Top with chopped cookies; press gently into batter to secure.


Bake 18 to 21 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min. Remove cupcakes from pan to wire racks; cool completely.


Spoon frosting into medium bowl. Add 24 drops red food coloring and 16 drops blue food coloring; mix well. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with star tip. Use to pipe frosting onto tops of cupcakes.


Garnish with reserved cookie halves and candy eyes. Refrigerate 1 hour.