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Friday, February 17, 2012

Margarita Cupcakes for MLK Day

One of the joys of being a state employee is getting off for MLK day. My cousin (who is a teacher and also had off) and I hit up the mall for our happy Monday free of work. Afterwards, we watched home videos from our childhood my mom let me borrow and made these yummy creations, washing them down with homemade frozen margaritas. The best part is that these cupcakes only have 160 calories a piece! :D


Pretzel Mixture:
1 1/2 c crushed pretzels
1/4 c  melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 box whitre cake mix
3/4 c margarita mix
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/4 c milk
2 tsp grated lime peel
4 egg whites
1 1/2 c frozen (thawed) whipped topping

2 6 oz containers fat free Key lime pie yogurt

2 tsp grated lime peel

1/3 c coarsely crushed pretzels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix pretzel mixture ingredients until blended and spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture into each of 24 cupcake liners.
In large bowl, mix cupcake ingredients with an electric mixed and fill each of the 24 cupcake liners about 2/3 full on top of the pretzel mixture.
Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
Mix yogert, whipped topping and 2 tsp lime peel and frost each cooled cupcake. Sprinkle with coarsely crushed pretzels. Store in the refrigerator.

Of course we had to do something with the rest of the margarita mix :D

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