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Decorated to look like little ladybugs, this recipe for Ladybug Muffins makes a fun treat for a children's party or school event or just as a fun snack for the kids. Complete with red frosting wings, chocolate spots, chocolate smiley face, and chocolate sticks for these antennae, these Ladybug Muffins will look just like the sweet real life counterpart. Flavored with Kool-aid and incorporating a tasty vanilla pudding into the middle of these muffins, this is a treat every kid will love to eat.


  • 180 grams butter (at room temperature)
  • 180 grams sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 milliliters kool-aid
  • 375 grams white flour
  • 3 teaspoons yeast
  • 50 grams powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 package vanilla pudding
  • 150 grams cream (cold)
  • 150 milliliters kool-aid
  • chocolate sticks
  • dark chocolate (melted)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, Kool-Aid, white flour, and yeast in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dough into a muffin tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove them from the oven, let them cool off, and slice the muffin tops horizontally.
  5. Slice the tops in the middle, then slice one of the halves into 2.
  6. Mix the powdered sugar, water, and red edible dye.
  7. Spread the frosting over the sliced halves, then draw dots using the dark chocolate and a frosting sleeve (these are the wings).
  8. Draw a smiley face on the larger top slices with the dark chocolate (these are the faces).
  9. Follow the instructions on the pudding package, and mix it with the cream and Kool-Aid.
  10. Spread the pudding over the base of the muffins, place the wings and faces on top, form the antennae with chocolate sticks, and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories400Calories from Fat160
Total Fat18g28%
Saturated Fat11g55%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat160
Total Carbohydrate54g18%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Brianne W. 21 Jun 2015
Slicing into muffins without them crumbling isn't easy. Instead of doing that, I just paint the wings on top with chocolate. Get a clean paint brush that hasn't been used for painting before. Heat up white chocolate chips in the microwave until they are melted and creamy. Then, add in a few drops of red food coloring. Add in a little sweetened condensed milk to thin the mixture. The milk keeps the chocolate soft, so you can paint with it. Make sure the muffins are completely cool before you start. Then, dip your small paint brush into the thinned chocolate and paint on wings, leaving a space between them just as real lady bugs have. You can paint on the spots with dark chocolate, or use chocolate M&M's. The M&M's work good for the eyes too. Just put a dot of melted chocolate first so the candy sticks. These turn out so cute, and they are fun to make with your kids.