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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes


1 hour 45 minutes
Skill Level
18 cupcakes

Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes frosted with chocolate peanut butter frosting and garnished with REESE’S White Creme Peanut Butter Cups Miniature and sprinkles.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
18 minutes
Bake Time
18 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour


  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
  • 3/4 cup
    all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup
    boiling water or hot brewed coffee
  • 18
    REESE'S White Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 2 Tbsps
    sprinkles, orange or desired color
  • 1 can
    chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin 2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350° F. Line 18 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil baking cups.


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).


Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into centers of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely in pans on wire racks.


Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; cut each into halves and set aside. Prepare and frost cupcakes with Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Top each frosted cupcake with sprinkles and 2 peanut butter cup halves.


Top with any of the flavor variations of REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups.

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting:

Combine one can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread chocolate frosting with 1/2 cup REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter.

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