Marshmallow Cupcakes with Hot Chile Oil Chocolate Drizzle and Candied Bacon

These are some extreme cupcakes.CupcakeWell, kinda, but they’re SO FUN.  I mean, just think about these flavors – marshmallow, a hint of hot chili in the chocolate (I mean, shit, why not?) topped off with candied bacon AND a peep. Sweet, salty, crunchy, a little bitty hint of heat, and, of course, marshmallow-y.  It’s the epitome of a sweet and spicy combination. You can thank Chocoley for these. They graciously sent me goodies to make something fun for Easter and share with y’all – and now my family is officially addicted to their amazing chocolate
Feel free to completely cover the frosting with the chocolate instead of drizzling if you want more chocolate/chili flavor.

These are some happy peeps. And, they’re sprinkled with some colored sparkly sanding sugar, of course.IMGP0170They’re officially the badasses of Easter cupcakes.P0172 I think Pinky there on the far left may have dipped a little too much in the chili oil. 

Marshmallow Cupcakes with Hot Chili Oil Chocolate Drizzle and Candied Bacon


  • 1 box vanilla cupcake mix, prepared as directed
  • 2 containers cream cheese or vanilla cake frosting (make sure it's at room temperature)
  • 2 drops Marshmallow Flavoring Oil (Put in warm water bath for 5-10 minutes)*
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, halved
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz. Chocoley Dark Chocolate
  • 2 drops Hot Chili Oil (Put in a warm water bath for 10-15 minutes)*
  • Sanding Sugar
  • Peeps


  • Make cupcakes according to package directions. Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool.
  • Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Place bacon slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle brown sugar over each piece. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until thoroughly done and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool; crumble.
  • Stir cake frosting and Marshmallow oil thoroughly with a large spatula.
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and add Hot Chili Oil; stir to combine.
  • Spread frosting on cupcakes, drizzle with chocolate, sprinkle with bacon and sanding sugar.
  • Top with a Peep.
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*Adding coloring oils at room temperature will shock melted chocolate and it will seize.


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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  1. Sinziana

    What a cute bunny cupcakes! Love the colors! Stopped by via Creative Spark!

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