Easy Halloween Worm Cupcakes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Dari Donovan

A favorite of youngsters who visit our house. Grownups love them too!

Top Review by TinaPharmD

These were a hit at the last potluck! I simply chopped oreo cookies (filling and all) in my food processor- and it looked like rich topsoil. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 cups any flavor cookie crumbs
  • 1 (18 ounce) can chocolate icing
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag gummy worms


  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix package directions.
  2. Grease and flour a 12-cup cupcake pan.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  4. Pour batter into cupcake pans and bake as directed on cake mix box.
  5. Let cupcakes cool thoroughly before frosting.
  6. Spread cupcakes lightly with chocolate icing. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on top.
  7. Cut gummy worms in half (as many as you like).
  8. Put icing onto cut end of the worms and stick to the top of cupcakes.
  9. You can use as few or as many as will fit on each cupcake.
  10. Let icing set for 10 minutes and then enjoy.

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