These Kool-Aid Poke Cupcakes have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PourMoreFun #CollectiveBias
Kool-Aid Poke Cupcakes
I love to bake, but it has to be easy. I don’t have the time or the patience to spend hours in the kitchen making perfectly pretty desserts, with two-year-old twins running around.
I do have time to rely on easy ways to kick my desserts into Spring and Summer. Poke Cupcakes being one of those desserts and Kool-Aid Easy Mix is the easy way.
When I first learned of Poke Cakes I thought it was confectionery genius. Pour a liquid into my cake? No way!
But it works and it’s SO tasty! These Kool-Aid Poke Cupcakes take just a few extra minutes to make, then toss them in the fridge a few hours before you’re ready to devour them.
How to Make Poke Cupcakes with Kool-Aid
- Boxed Cake Mix
- Kool-Aid Easy Mix in Cherry, Tropical Punch, or Grape
- Bake Cupcakes according to directions
- Mix 8 oz of Kool-Aid Easy Mix
- Let Cupcakes Cool for 10 minutes
- Using a fork, poke a few holes in the top of the cupcake about 1/2 deep
- Pour Kool-Aid Easy Mix on top so it can soak in (I found it easiest to do this over a plate and tilt the cupcake a little as I poured it out of my spouted measuring cup)
- Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours
- Frost and Enjoy!
Kool-Aid Easy Mix is new to the Kool-Aid family, and I happened to be at Walmart last week when they were demoing. Man was that a trip back to childhood.
It’s been a bit since I’ve enjoyed a cold glass of Kool-Aid – probably since I stopped collecting those Kool-Aid points!
You can find Kool-Aid Easy Mix in the Juice/Boxed Juice Aisle at Walmart. Not only does it #PourMoreFun into your desserts but it’s really easy and convenient to make as a drink. Just add water and you can make it in a pitcher or a glass.
Each bottle makes 6 quarts or 3 pitchers, and if you have busy thirsty kids like me, they will appreciate the speed at which it is made! Kool-Aid Easy Mix has 50% less sugar than leading regular sodas, so I don’t feel bad about the kids enjoying it.
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Kool-Aid
1) In 1927, Kool-Aid was created in Hastings, Nebraska (a little over 2 hours away from me!) by a man named Edwin Perkins who was born in Lewis, Iowa! (my home state!) His first introduction to packaged Jell-O as a child sparked his interest in the food business. Kind of ironic that many years later, Edwin would sell his company to General Foods, who later sold to Kraft Foods, who owns Jell-O…and Kool-Aid!
2) The original spelling was Kool-Ade and it became Kool-Aid in 1934. By the early Fifties, Kool-Aid was one of the most recognized products in the country.
3) Kool-Aid was first available in six flavors: raspberry, cherry, grape, lemon, orange, and root-beer. Strawberry was the next flavor added in later.
4) Kool-Aid was originally packaged in a brightly colored lithographed envelope with wax paper lining.
5) Kool-Aid originally started as a seasonal product and cost $0.10 each. In 1933 the price was cut in half and sales continued to increase.
6) Other Kool-Aid products that made an appearance in the early 1900s included Kool-Aid Bubble Gum, Kool-Aid Soda Pop, and Kool-Aid Ice Cream Powder Mix.
7) First came “Kool-Aid Kid” who wore an alpine hat and lederhosen, then came Pitcher Man, then, in 1975, Kool-Aid Man was born! Can you believe he turns 40 this year?!
8) The Kool-Aid Man’s original costume is on display at the Hastings Museum, which opened the first permanent Kool-Aid exhibit in 2002.
9) Kool-Aid Days are held every year in Hastings, Nebraska! This family-friendly event features games, contests, events, and lots more. Plus, Miss Kool-Aid Days is crowned!
Now that you know the things you didn’t know about Kool-Aid before, pick up the new Kool-Aid Easy Mix! A quick, refreshing beverage the whole family will enjoy.
What flavor of Kool-Aid Easy Mix will you try first?