Choco-Bears!

Introduction: Choco-Bears!

About: I love making food and crafts!

Chocolate Bears are delicious!  They are great for someone's sweet tooth.  They are made with chocolate cupcakes and candy.  Homemade frosting makes them awesome!

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Step 1: Cupcake Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups cake flour
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
2 eggs, separated, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Step 2: Prepare Cupcake Pan

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then put cupcake liners into pans.  This recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cupcakes. 

Step 3: Melting Chocolate

Break your chocolate into small pieces and put it in a sauce pan.  Melt over very low heat stirring occasionally.  Don't let it burn!!!

Step 4: Prepare Dry Ingredients

Put your salt, baking soda, baking powder and cake flour in a small bowl.  Stir and set aside.

Step 5: Butter and Sugar

Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with and electric mixer for 4 or 5 minutes, or until fluffy.

Step 6: Adding Egg Yolks

Separate your eggs and put the whites into another bowl.  Add the yolks one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well.

Step 7: Adding Vanilla and Chocolate

Add your vanilla and your chocolate and stir until completely mixed.

Step 8: Adding Cake Flour and Milk

Use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour and milk.  Make sure that you alternate between putting in the flour and milk.

Step 9: Whip Egg Whites

Use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites.  Stop when there are fluffy peaks.  

Step 10: Fold in Egg Whites

Fold your egg whites in so everything looks mixed and chocolate - y. Fold with a spatula.

Step 11: Baking Time!

Put cupcake batter in pans and bake for about 20 minutes.

Step 12: Ready to Frost!

Cool the cupcakes for 5 minutes.

Step 13: Frosting Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Step 14: Mixing Frosting

Cream the butter with an electric mixer.  Add sugar a little at a time alternating with the cream.  Mix in the vanilla and chocolate.  

Step 15: Decorating Toppings

large marshmallows
candy buttons
Junior mints
chocolate sprinkles

Step 16: Marshmallow Time

Cut a marshmallow in half.  Use a little frosting to attach the halves to the top of the cupcake (for ears).  Attach another marshmallow to the center of the cupcake to form a nose.

Step 17: Frost!

Frost the cupcake and cover the marshmallows with a small spatula.  Leave a little white inside the ears.

Step 18: Glaze

Make a glaze by mixing a little powdered sugar and cream until you have a thick white mixture.  Put the glaze in a sandwich baggie and cut a tiny hole in the tip.

Step 19: Finishing Up

Sprinkle on chocolate sprinkles.  Add candy buttons as the eyes, a junior mint for a nose and pipe the glaze for a mouth.

Step 20: Ready to Eat!!!

Enjoy your Choco-Bears!  Yummmmm!!!!

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    2 Discussions

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    Normajean
    Normajean

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Guinnie: The cupcakes are easy to make, and it's great to be able to be
    creative in decorating the face. I especially like the "quality ingredients." Thanks for the idea. This is a fun family time recipe for all ages. Looking forward to getting more creative ideas from you. Normajean