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Polar Bear Cupcakes
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: polar bear cupcake recipe, polar bear cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 674kcal
Author: Jill


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  • In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  • Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  • Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
  • Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  • Add in flour, a little at a time.
  • Add in the sour cream
  • Mix in the candy canes
  • Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  • Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.
  • 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.
  • Pour coconut into a bowl and set aside
  • Using a butterknife, frost the cupcakes and set aside
  • Dip cupcakes into shredded coconut
  • Place a cookie onto the lower part of the cupcake
  • Place 3 M&M's for the toes of the cupcakes
  • Enjoy


Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.1mg