REESE'S Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes

REESE'S Peanut butter & Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes frosted with peanut butter frosting and garnished with REESE’S MINI PIECES Peanut Butter Cups Miniature halves and REESE’S MINI PIECES Candy.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner
PREP
32 min
BAKE
17 min

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cupREESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cupvegetable oil
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa
3/4 teaspoonbaking powder
3/4 teaspoonbaking soda
1/2 teaspoonsalt
1/2 cupmilk
1/2 cupboiling water or hot brewed coffee
18 REESE'S MINI PIECES Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
EASY PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING (recipe follows)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line 18 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil baking cups.
  • 2. Beat sugar, peanut butter, oil and vanilla in large mixing bowl until blended. Beat in egg. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk to peanut butter mixture, beating until thoroughly blended. Stir in boiling water. Evenly divide batter into prepared muffin cups (filling each about half way or with about 3 tablespoons batter).
  • 3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into centers of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely in pans on wire racks.
  • 4. Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; cut each into halves and set aside. Prepare and frost cupcakes with EASY PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING. Top each frosted cupcake with REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy and 2 peanut butter cups halves. Makes 18 cupcakes.
  • EASY PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
  • 1/4 cup REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy or REESE'S PIECES Candy
  • Combine one can (12 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting with 1/2 cup REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter. Makes 1-3/4 cups frosting.

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