Skulls N' Bones Cupcakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 24 cupcakes


Mixed with colorful WONKA NERDS and topped with skull and bone-shaped candies from WONKA Monster MIX UPS, these delicious cupcakes make a frightfully fun dessert.


  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow or vanilla cake mix
  • 6 individual boxes Orange NERDS from Spooky WONKA NERDS candy bag
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
  • 24 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Fun-Size Candy Bars
  • 1 small tube decorator icing
  • 4 individual boxes WONKA SweeTARTS Skulls N' Bones from WONKA Monster MIX UPS assorted candy bag


PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions; add Nerds to batter. Bake according to directions for 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Frost cupcakes, using a little more frosting than usual on top ("tombstones" will be pushed into frosting).

WRITE spooky words such as "RIP" or "BOO" on Crunch bars using decorator icing. Let sit for a few minutes to dry.

PRESS Crunch bars into cupcakes to create "tombstones." Creatively place Skulls N' Bones next to "tombstones."

skulls N' bones cupcakes

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Oct. 2007

These 'spooky' treats are soooo good! Esay to make and eat! Great anytime. Make some today!

So Cute

by R. Rachel , MOULTON, AL on Oct. 2007

We finally made these and they turned out so good! I plan to take these to school halloween parties. I am sure everyone will love them.

Fun and Easy!

by M. Mrs , Hudson, OH on Oct. 2006

I made these for our neighborhood Halloween party. They are so easy and fun to make! The skulls and bones were fun to top the cupcakes with. A hit with the kids!

Skulls N Bones Cupcakes

by C. Charlotte , Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 2006

These were great and very easy to prepare. They loved them and ate them all quickly.

halloween birthday treat

by s. sheenaugh , Hondo, AB on Oct. 2006

I served these instead of birthday cake and all the kids loved them!!

Super easy

by C. Carollee , SAN JOSE, CA on Oct. 2006

Very cute cupcakes and it allowed my daughter to get creative as well. We had a blast making them and it was so simple!


by J. Jamie , TAHLEQUAH, OK on Oct. 2006

My 5 yr old loved this they were cute and very easy to do. Lots of options to fit your child's favorite color mine is purple and pink

Halloween Blast!

by L. LaToya , on Sep. 2006

I made these cupcakes recently just because I like trying new things, and my family loved them. We are actually having a halloween party and these cupcakes will be a big hit!

Skulls n' Bones Cupcakes

by J. Jeannine , NEWBURGH, NY on Sep. 2006

Baked for my kids & neighbors. They said they enjoyed this recipe. The mixed taste of sweet & sour was enticing. Not only looked good but tasted good too

Spooky Cupcakes

by V. Vicki , Carson City, NV on Jan. 2006

We made these for Halloween and they were a hit. Keep up the good work.