Cocktail Cupcakes // Get Lucky


"it's the holiday of my people!"  "you're not irish?"  "binge drinkers." - how i met your mother


i'm a lover of all holidays, because i'll never miss an opportunity to dress, drink, and eat in theme, but i'd definitely consider st. patrick's day a favorite.  i usually make irish car bomb cupcakes.  always a crowd pleaser, trust me.  this year i wanted to try something a bit different but still (of course) in theme.


enter: lucky charms cupcakes.  this is an incredibly quick and easy recipe, because i'm sure you're celebrating this weekend like i am and need to get them done fast, right?

i used 1 box of white cake mix.  so much easier than making it from scratch, i have to say.  i just made it according to the directions on the box, but i added in 1 cup of crushed up lucky charms cereal.  it just makes the cupcakes a little crunchy/more fun.

but the real fun is in the marshmallow vodka frosting.  cream 1 cup room temperature butter until it's fluffy.  add in one 7 ounce jar of marshmallow creme (yes, the fluff of your childhood) and whip it for about 2 minutes.  slowly beat in 2 cups powdered sugar and once that's mixed in, add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 tablespoons of marshmallow vodka.  add some green food coloring to really get in the holiday spirit and top with the marshmallows (colored sidewalk chalk?) in the box of lucky charms!  easy, fast, festive.  yes, i realize my frosting looks blue.  i assure you, it's green.  it's just that the lucky charms shamrock marshmallows from their special edition box are neon.


see? neon.


they're pretty sweet but also throughly delicious.  magically delicious.  whatever.  enjoy!  and check out more st. patrick's day goodies with kristin.

41 comments

  1. Is it weird that I like colored frosting better than regular...I know it is suppose to taste exactly the same but to me it tastes better ;-) I'm weird I know. These are so fun! I need to wrangle up some food coloring and hopefully not spill it everywhere like I did the last time!
    ~Amanda~ Meet @ the Barre

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  2. But it's the best drinking holiday. For once us short, pale, freckled people feel like we fit in! These sound good.

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  3. You never cease to amaze me! I might have to try these for my next Friends Dinner at the BYOB! We are doing a late celebration for Steve's b-day, and even though he is 100% Italian, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser!!!

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  4. These look great! And I'm laughing to myself picturing you buying out the lucky charms stock and picking out the shamrocks! Or do they an all shamrock edition? Hmmm.

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  5. OH my goodness, these sound so delicious!!!!!

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  6. How cute and perfect!!! I love them. As I love all your cupcakes, Steph!

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  7. Yum! I love St. Patrick's day and these cupcakes sound like a great way to celebrate!

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    1. Definitely! Who can resist marshmallow vodka and cute shamrocks?!

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  8. Oh my god, those marshmallows are ADORABLE.

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  9. That looks so good! Vodka frosting should always be a thing!

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  10. Yes, these! I might be hitting the beach on Sunday to celebrate. think it would be weird if i passed these out? haha

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  11. These look awesome - great pictures too! you're very talented!

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    1. Aw thanks :) The camera does all the work on the photos for sure, but I will take credit for the cupcakes!

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  12. p.s. shared this link on my facebook page. Paddys love desserts.

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  13. It's the holiday of my people!!! Haha! Love it! I am Irish so I will be celebrating. These look so delicious and very festive!

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  14. Ah you stop this right now! This is amazing!

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  15. OMG!! You should totally link these up with my St. Patty's Day party linkup today!!! These look phenomenal!!

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    1. Come meet me Saturday, I'll have some!!

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  17. I saw this post come up on my blogger feed last night and I was beyond excited! I have to make them! Of course I will have a few that are for kiddos, but the rest of them are mine...I mean for adults! Lol!

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  18. dress, drink and eating in theme. YEP. i want these right now.

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  19. we're having people over this weekend for st. patty's and i wanted to make a few things from pinterest. BUT NOW I'M MAKING THESE!!!

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  20. I need one of those right now!!! YUM!

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  21. you had me at lucky charms. the vodka doesn't hurt, either. I'm going to pour myself a giant bowl of lucky charms to tide me over until I can make these babies.

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  22. Oh. My. Goodness. YUM! I am actually celebrating St Patricks day for the first time this year. I am actually Irish, you would think that I celebrate it every year?! I might have to make these cup cakes to go along with such celebrations!

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  23. We are going all out this year! After the parade, we have 2 kegs, a DJ, jello shots, and more to celebrate with. Love the idea of adding crushed lucky charms for texture, that's creative!

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  24. Those are super cute and vodka cupcakes sound like the perfect dessert!

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  25. YUM! I also love an excuse to just dress up in silly/festive gear and drink with friends... perfect!

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  26. once again, these look/sound delish. I wonder what Jameson would taste like in cupcake form.. have you tried that before? or really any kind of Irish Whiskey.

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  27. I love your themed cupcakes, and these absolutely look magically delicious!!
    Eva Marie Taylor

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  28. So fun! They kinda remind me of when I had an Easy Bake Oven growing up and I used to cover everything with Lucky Charms. haha.

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  29. I'll take a dozen of those cupcakes please! ;-)

    Stopping by from the Thirsty Thursday link up party!

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  30. you are amazing! YUM!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  31. Soooo cute! With the movie I actually forgot today was St. Patrick's day. I totally feel like a loser. I didn't even wear green today.

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  32. What a neat little recipe. Interesting with the "sidewalk chalk". I didn't know lucky charms were around. I mean I figured the boxes that were made when I was a kid are probably still as edible as ever...but I didn't know they still made them. Happy St. Patrick's Day

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    1. They are 50 years old! At least, that's what my anniversary edition says. They taste exactly the same haha I don't think they've changed a thing in 50 years.

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  33. I love anything with marshmallow! And I love the lucky charms topping!

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