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Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes

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I am thrilled with these devilish little cupcakes we whipped up over the weekend.  I pressed a few Jr Mints into the centers of  my favorite fudgy cupcake batter and talk about heaven sent!  Gooey minty centers is what you’ll find hiding and they go perfect for those midnight snack cravings with a tall glass of milk!  Enjoy!!

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Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes

1 box Pillsbury Devils Food Cake Mix

4 eggs

1/2 Cup vegetable oil

1/2 Cup water

1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 Cup sour cream

1 Cup chocolate chips

3 4 oz boxes Jr Mints (look for them on sale, I found them for $1.00)

Favorite Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer, add the cake mix, eggs, oil, water, pudding mix, sour cream and chocolate chips.  Mix on medium for 2 minutes or until well combined and somewhat thick.  Scoop into 24 paper lined muffin cups.  Press 3 JR mints into the center of each cupcake center.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center.  Let cool completely and frost with your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting.

24 cupcakes


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  1. 1
    Sara says:

    Mmmm! These look great, but to be honesty, I’m not a big fan of mint and chocolate…so, I’d put Milk Duds in the middle. 🙂 Yum!

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    SarahAnne says:’t. I am trying so hard to watch what goes in my mouth (and consequently to my waist), but these are too good to be ignored. Totally yummy idea!

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    christina says:

    OMG these sound delicious!

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    Elle Bee says: I LOVE mint! I miss Christmas mainly for all the peppermint confections. So this is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing this fantastic idea.

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    Jaime says:

    I will eat Jr. Mint after Jr. Mint until I find one that is gooey in the middle (and then, of course, I will repeat the process until I find another one). That frosting looks so smooth and dreamy, the perfect complement to a perfect Jr. Mint.

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    Cody says:

    These cupcakes are so… sexy! Ahh I love Junior Mints – sending this to my friend who needs to create a dessert for a group of friends this week – she’ll love it! xo.

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    Jessie says:

    those cupcakes look very tempting and yummy! I love the addition of junior mints.

  9. 9
    Ramona says:

    I love Jr mints. Bet those cupcakes were awesome.

  10. 10
    Molly says:

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE the mint/ chocolate combo. My birthday is tomorrow, so I might just have to make these for myself! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  11. 11
    Kara says:

    You always come up with the best ideas! I love chocolate mint, so I’ll have to go out and get me some Junior Mints so I can give these a try. They look so yummy!

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    Laura says:

    Where PB is the husband’s downfall, mint is mine. These look wonderful!

  13. 13

    These look so delicious! My boyfriend would be all over these:)

  14. 14
    Kerstin says:

    Mmm, these look delicious!

  15. 15

    These cupcakes are really appealing!
    So addictive 🙂



  16. 16
    Meghan says:

    Thanks so much, Jenny! I just emailed you my info 🙂

    These cupcakes look great – I love Jr mints and I’m sure they are delicious all melty in the center of these!

  17. 17
    Megan says:

    I will be the first to tell you that these cupcakes were HEAVENLY! Just what a girl wants the day she returns from the hospital after giving birth. Thank you Picky Palate. Bless you my friend!

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    CookiePie says:

    LOVE the sound of those cupcakes — what a fabulous idea!!

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    Katherine says:

    Reminds me of thin Mint Girl Scout cookies but way over the top! They look decadent Jenny.

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    Melody says:

    Who doesn’t love jr. mints! These are genius. Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for your innovative recipes!

  21. 21
    Juliana says:

    Wow, these cupcakes look so yummie! Nice pictures as well.

  22. 22
    Gaby says:

    these look delectable! I could seriously eat all of them in one sitting!

  23. 23
    Mandy says:

    Mmmmm! Two of my favorite flavors, this is definitely on my “to try” list! Thanks for sharing!

  24. 24

    Chocolate and mint is my favorite flavor combination! These look amazing with gooey centers…yum!

  25. 25

    Aww I LOVE Junior mints, but who doesn’t!
    What a great idea putting them with cupcakes, I can just imagine how wonderful these taste!

  26. 26

    These look heavenly! Love the gooey center!

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    Stephanie says:

    Now that is a cupcake! I will be giving this a TRY! 🙂

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    Laura says:

    Junior Mints have always been my favorite movie candy, hands down. I will have to try these very soon!!

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    HoneyB says:

    Yum! I love JR mints!

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    Micha says:

    I need a muffin tin so I can make these. Jr. Mints are one mine and my mom’s favorite candy and these look amazing.

  31. 31
    Jessica says:

    I made these with my 2 year old and he loved to make them and eat them! Another great recipe! Keep them coming!

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    Amy says:

    I made these tonight and added some peppermint extract in addition to the Jr.mints (since i had it) and it really kicked up the mint flavor. YUMMY!

    I always love your cake recipes with the pudding and sour cream, they are always so moist!

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    noella says:

    hellooow!! ive just discovered ur blog and i cant stop pressing the previous posts button.. everything you do looks amaazing!
    i do have one question though, i can follow recipes in the mixing/beating/whisking past, but when it comes to the oven i am horrible.. i never know how long to keep it even when it tells me like 15 minutes. How do you make sure exactly how much time you keep your cupcakes and cookies in the oven so that the inside is all gooey??

  34. 34

    Oooh, these look amazing! I just realized I wasn’t getting your feed in my reader from the switch over, but now you’re back! Can’t wait to make these.

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    Megan says:

    Oh my mercy, these are incredible. I made them a few weeks ago for a lesson I taught to the 16-18 year old girls at church. I tied them up in clear cellophane and tied them up cute. The next week the girls were raving that it was the best cupcake they’d ever had. Yummy! My three year had a chocolate and frosting face and kept saying, “more cupcake please”. Thanks for being brilliant and coming up with this and many more yummies. I can smell my crockpot tacos right now…can dinner come any sooner? I live in AZ but was in CA last week and sought out a Ralphs to buy the tortilla bread…I can’t wait. Thanks again!

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    Maggy says:

    I LOVE chocolate, I love mint, I LOVE cupcakes. These look awesome!

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    LilSis says:

    I love these cupcakes! Jr Mints used to be my favorite candy to get at the movie theater when I was a kid!

  39. 39

    You are so creative. I would love to try one of these cupcakes!

  40. 40
    Tracy says:

    I’m not a huge mint fan, but I do like Junior mints. Yum!

  41. 41

    Mint and chocolate – one of my favorite combinations! These cupcakes look incredibly moist.

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    These are amazing!! Thanks for your delicious recipes! This is the first one I’ve made so far but can’t wait to try several others!! YUM! You are a talented recipe creator and I’m so glad you’re sharing your talents!

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    Yummmmm, mint and chocolate. Will be making this tonight! Thanks for the recipe.

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