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Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes

by Jennifer Wieland
Make holiday entertaining a breeze with these ridiculously easy box mix Peppermint Cupcakes!



Candy canes and peppermint are a staple of the holiday season. I am personally a big peppermint fan. I find the flavor comforting and peppermint is traditionally used to help with an upset stomach. So adding peppermint to a holiday dessert might just make for the perfect holiday treat. These ridiculously easy box mix peppermint cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your holiday gatherings. 


Make holiday entertaining a breeze with these ridiculously easy box mix Peppermint Cupcakes!

The thing when working with any mint flavors is to be careful not to make the mint flavor to far. It can easily go from tasty and decadent to overpowering and to much. This recipe for peppermint cupcakes is a perfect balance of peppermint flavor in both the cake and the frosting. I used Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips for my peppermint flavor. The Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips really adds the right amount of peppermint flavor. The cupcakes are tasty and flavorful without the peppermint being over powerful.

Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes

Starting a recipe with a batter prepared from a white box cake mix takes a lot of the work out of these cupcakes. Pouring in Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips. 

Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes

The Candy gives the cupcakes perfectly festive dots of red color throughout the cupcake. 

Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes

Whipping up a batch of peppermint buttercream frosting is a breeze. Take a basic vanilla buttercream and add in the Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips. 

 Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes

Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes
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6129 calories
941 g
550 g
262 g
28 g
138 g
1340 g
3549 g
796 g
7 g
106 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6129
Calories from Fat 2308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 262g
Saturated Fat 138g
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 29g
Monounsaturated Fat 77g
Cholesterol 550mg
Sodium 3549mg
Total Carbohydrates 941g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 796g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cupcakes
  1. 1 box of white cake mix, mixed per package instructions
  2. 1 c. Andes Candies Peppermint Baking Chips
For the frosting
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 4 c. confectioner's sugar
  3. 1/2 c. Andes Candies Peppermint Baking Chips
  4. 2-4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl with the mixed white cake mix stir in one cup of peppermint baking chips. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 19-23 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter. Stir in the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time. Stir in 1/2 cup o peppermint baking chips.Pour in two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. If the frosting is still to thick add in more cream. Beat the frosting on high for 5-10 minutes until light and fluffy in texture.Use to frost cupcakes.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

5 Responses to “Ridiculously Easy Box Mix Peppermint Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    That sounds really good. Peppermint is one of our favorite flavors.
    Ellen Christian recently posted…Cooks Country from America’s Test KitchenMy Profile

  2. 2
    Stefany says:

    I love, love, love Andes candies. I am sure these would be a huge hit in my house!
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  3. 3
    Liz Mays says:

    I had to pin these. They’re not only easy like you said, but they’re pretty. Most importantly, they’re PEPPERMINT!
    Liz Mays recently posted…Making a Holiday Toy WishlistMy Profile

  4. 4
    Jennifer says:

    Yummy! That’s all I can say. This time of year, I’m all about the peppermint, and I can’t EVER say no to cupcakes.
    Jennifer recently posted…Christmas Peppermint Bark RecipeMy Profile

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    Lori Felix says:

    I am a huge fan of anything minty so these cupcakes are right up my alley. I can’t wait to whip up a batch of your Peppermint cupcakes, just have to pick up the Andes Candies Peppermint baking chips.

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