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REESE'S Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes

Details

Time
2 hours 49 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
18 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.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
32 minutes
Bake Time
17 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    egg
  • 3/4 cup
    all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 cup
    milk
  • 1/2 cup
    boiling water or hot brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup
    REESE'S MINI PIECES or REESE'S PIECES Candy
  • Easy Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1/4 cup
    REESE'S MINI PIECES or REESE'S PIECES Candy

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Muffin Cup Tin Muffin Cup Tin
Muffin Cups Muffin Cups
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Bowl Bowl
Wire Racks Wire Racks
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.

Easy Peanut Butter Frosting: 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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