PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Paper-line 20 muffin cups.
MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, pumpkin, oil, milk and eggs in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate. Stir in flour mixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
BAKE for 22 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes and top with pieces of Candy Corn Bark.
FOR CANDY CORN BARK AND FROSTING:
LINE baking sheet with wax paper.
MICROWAVE remaining morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
POUR onto prepared baking sheet. Spread into 8-inch square. Sprinkle with candy corn. Tap sheet several times to settle candy corn into chocolate. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm. Break into 20 pieces.
COMBINE frosting with red and yellow food coloring in medium bowl to create orange colored frosting, if desired. Frosting may also be left white.
TIP:• Bark can be made the day before hand and kept in the refrigerator.
Calories Per Serving
Calories from fat
% Daily Value *
- Total Fat 17g 26%
- Saturated Fat 5g 25%
- Cholesterol 30mg 10%
- Sodium 160mg 7%
- Carbohydrates 52g 17%
- Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
- Vitamin A 30%
- Vitamin C 0%
- Calcium 2%
- Iron 4%
- Sugars 38g
- Protein 4g