Makes 18 cupcakes
Bakes: 15 to 20 minutes
1-2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas, about 2 large
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup chocolate chips (mini chips ideal)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tps light corn syrup
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
18 gingersnap cookies
18 mini Oreos
1 tube (4.25 oz.) white decorating frosting
36 mini brown M&M's
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 muffin cups. Combine first four ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl, blend bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat in oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Alternately add flour and banana mixtures, ending with flour. Stir in chocolate chips.
2.) Fill cups. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
3.) To Decorate: Heat cream and corn syrup in a saucepan until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat; add chocolate chips. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Glazed cupcakes with chocolate. Spoon extra into a plastic bag and refrigerate.
4.) Cut gingersnaps to make a mouth. For ears, separate Oreo tops and bottoms and remove filling. Pipe on white frosting for eyes and top with M&M's. Snip a small corner from bag of chocolate; pipe on hair and nostrils.
This will have the kids going Monkey Around and Crazy!!! :o)
Give It A Try!!!