Super Bowl Sunday Truffle Football Cupcakes!

Super Bowl Sunday Truffle Football Cupcakes!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  2. * 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. * 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  4. * 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. * 2/3 cup crushed granola cereal with oats and honey
  6. * 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  7. * 2 tablespoons shortening
  8. * 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting, divided
  9. * Green paste food coloring
  10. * 36 cupcakes of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a microwave, melt white candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and cereal. Chill for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. * Shape into 1-in. balls; form each ball into football shape and set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip footballs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper; let stand until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. * Pipe frosting laces onto footballs. Tint remaining frosting green, using a 233 or 234 tip, pipe grass over cupcakes. Just before serving, insert a toothpick into each football. Insert toothpick into cupcake to position football. Yield: 3 dozen.
  4. Done!!! Thanks go out to my favorite recipe collectors of all time. I have received several books published by them..Taste of Home! You can check out many of their great recipes online at http://www.tasteofhome.com. 
  5. (I have not been compensated by Taste of Home..just love their books!
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