This year I'm going a more nontraditional rout for my Thanksgiving cupcake. Keep in mind these are made with real rum, that being said you cook the alcohol off so they are perfectly safe for all ages. This is a pretty sweet cupcake by my standards but they came out just as I was expecting. When I was a kid there were these candies you could buy in bulk at the grocery store. they were Brach's Milk Made Royals.
~30 cupcakes 350 degree oven 20 minutes
This is what they look like after the second dip. If you have left over soak, you can save it in the fridge and pour it over ice cream or cheese cake.
2 sticks softened butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups powdered sugar
Beat butter until smooth, add syrup and mix add sugar one cup at a time and mix until smooth. Top with sliced almonds.