Howdy Kitchen: Chocolate Reese's Cup Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Yet again....Pinterest is causing me problems.  I see some awesome desserts, and want to make them all!


So, I decided to make them.  

For the direct recipe, head on over to 52 Cupcakes and Layla.  They are easy to make. 

However, I have a couple of recommendations. 

1.  The recipe says Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures.  But looking at the picture on the blog, I could immediately tell it wasn't a mini cup at the bottom.  It's the regular size cups.  

{Luckily, I had an 8 pack of cups that I picked up for a buck, in addition to a few others hanging out in my frig.  {I like the PB cups when they are cold!}  I also had a 2 pack of cups that you would find with the candy bars.  The 8 pack cups fit the best.  Plus, much cheaper than the 2 pack!}

2.  Because of the batter seeming a little greasy, the rest of the cupcakes I used a white liner.  Once they were baked and decorated, I will put them in the fancy liner. 

To start, I put all the PB cups at the bottom of the cupcake wrappers. 
{Remember, you will want to use plain wrappers during this part.
The above picture was the first batch I made.}

The recipe uses a box mix, but you don't follow the box instructions. 
So it makes it feel more like scratch!  :)

To fill up the cups, I use a large scoop from Pampered Chef. 
I learned about this trick from Kevin and Amanda.
If you haven't tried it yet, do it! 
You can thank me {okay...well Kevin and Amanda} later.

After I got the first pan in the oven, I had no more big PB cups left.  So I went to my pantry and pulled out the Trader Joe's Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.....


and dumped in the rest of the container.  :)

Fresh out of the oven.  Yeah....they are a little 'done'.  The inside were great! 
But the outsides got a little crunchy.  Next time, I'll turn down the temp in my
oven to about 300-315 degrees. 

I cheated on the frosting.  I wasn't in the mood to make any tonight. 
So whipped tub frosting it was. 

And it was yummy!

These will be made again.  I like the little surprise inside.

I have yet to eat one that has the mini PB cups in them. 
But I'm thinking it will be delicious as well.

Chocolate and peanut butter....how can you NOT like them together?  



traci said...

add a big glass of ice cold milk and you have the makings of perfection. yum. looks good. i can't make those. i will eat the whole batch.

Nicole said...

Oh no you didn't go there... LOL. Those look good, my husband thinks they look amazing. That means I get to make these sometime! Great recipe :)

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