This chocolate peanut butter cupcakes recipe yields delectable chocolate peanut butter treats dolloped with chocolate peanut butter frosting. Don't forget to top your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with REESE'S White Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures and sprinkles for a sweet finish. It's the ultimate dream dessert for those who love chocolate and peanut butter!
Looking for another peanut butter and chocolate dessert that looks as good as it tastes? These REESE'S Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes won't disappoint.
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.
* 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.