Your cupcakes are about to enter a whole new level of sweetness with HERSHEY'S KISSES COOKIES 'N' CREME Candy. With homemade filling, white frosting and a candy topping, these Cookies 'n' Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes are a treat that everyone will be reaching for. Make this Cookies 'n' Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes recipe for a school bake sale or put them on display for a chocolate-filled celebration. For all of our Cookies 'n' Creme fans out there, there's more where that came from! A batch of these HERSHEY'S KISSES Cookies 'n' Creme Candy Blossom Cookies is another great dessert option for this fabulous flavor.
Prepare Cookies 'n Creme Filling; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full (about 2 level measuring tablespoons) with batter. Spoon 1 level tablespoon filling into center of each cupcake.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
Remove wrappers from cookies 'n crème candies. Frost cupcakes and top with candy piece. Refrigerate leftover cupcakes.
Cookies 'n Creme Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and salt in medium bowl until smooth and creamy; set aside. Remove wrappers from candies; place in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until candies are melted when stirred. Gradually stir melted candies into cream cheese mixture.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.