Polar Bear Cupcakes

Polar Bear Cupcakes

I love that these are easy to make, just add a cookie and M&M’s on top to make it look like a real polar bear paw! Shredded coconut makes it look like he just stepped in snow.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword polar bear cupcake recipe, polar bear cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 674 kcal


  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C sour cream


  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C crushed candy canes
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 C shredded coconut
  • 12 Grasshopper cookies from Keebler
  • 36 brown M&M's


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  2. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  3. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  4. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
  5. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  6. Add in flour, a little at a time.
  7. Add in the sour cream
  8. Mix in the candy canes
  9. Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  10. Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.
  11. Combine all ingredients, except cookies, shredded coconut, and M&M's into a standing mixer and mix on low speed until combined and stiff peaks form.
  12. Pour coconut into a bowl and set aside
  13. Using a butterknife, frost the cupcakes and set aside
  14. Dip cupcakes into shredded coconut
  15. Place a cookie onto the lower part of the cupcake
  16. Place 3 M&M's for the toes of the cupcakes
  17. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Polar Bear Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 66g73%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.