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The Secret Life of Pets ‘Pupcakes’

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One of our favorite movies to watch right now on Netflix is “The Secret Life of Pets.” The hilarious animated film is about a terrier named Max and a stray who Max doesn’t like named Duke. Together they go on an epic adventure in New York City trying to find their way home. The film has a great message, is super funny, and is a film that families can enjoy watching again and again.

During the holiday weekend, my kids wanted to stream “The Secret Life of Pets” on Netflix, and I surprised them by making ‘Pupcakes’ for their movie snack. I paused the movie when the dogs were at the sausage factory for an intermission and brought out the pupcakes. The minute that my kids saw the paw print cupcakes, they squealed with delight.

We finished the movie together as a family in our living room while devouring every bite of the tasty pupcakes. The pupcakes are super simple to make, and the perfect addition to your upcoming “The Secret Life of Pets” family movie night.

The Secret Life of Pets ‘Pupcakes’


Iced cupcakes
York Peppermint Patties or Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Brown M&M’s


1. Bake and ice the cupcakes. You can make them with either white or brown icing.
2. I recommend using mini peanut butter cups if you make smaller cupcakes. My cupcake pan is a little larger, so I used York Peppermint Patties. Put the circular candy in the center of the paw.
3. Take the brown M&M’s and add them to the cupcake around the York Peppermint Patty.
4. Serve them to your children during your Secret Life of Pets movie night.

Enjoy making this fun treat for your children this summer and enjoy them while streaming “The Secret Life of Pets” on Netflix.

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