Here’s what you need:
- Brownie mix (we used pureed apricots in the place of egg and filled the cups ¾ full)
- Oreo cookies
- M&Ms (replace with Skittles for egg and dairy free)
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Cream cheese icing
While your brownie cupcakes are cooling, tint your cream cheese icing orange and divide your Oreo cookies (we removed the white filling, but you could leave it). Next, ice each cupcake, apply your cookies face up, sprinkle the top of the cupcake with chocolate sprinkles to resemble feathers and add the cashew as the hooked nose. Finally, using a toothpick, place a small amount of icing on the back of the M&Ms and apply as the owls eyes.
(Tip: Oreos tend to get soggy when not kept in airtight containers. Plan to ice and decorate within an hour or two of serving.)
As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!