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Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing


12 Min.
30 Min.
Skill Level:
36 mini cupcakes

They might be small, but REESE'S Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are rich, creamy and packed with peanut butter flavor. A hidden REESE'S Minis Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup is tucked inside a light, fluffy peanut butter cupcake. Then, you'll ice it with a smooth, silky peanut butter frosting and top it with another REESE'S Candy. This REESE'S Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes recipe will delight peanut butter lovers, and they're just the right size for a snackable treat for the kids.  Cute and sweet mini cupcakes topped with candy bring happiness and joy, just like these delightful HERSHEY'S HUGS Meltaway Brownie Bites. Give all the chocolate lovers you know a hug and kiss — the candy kind, of course.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin 1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
mixing bowl mixing bowl

Heat oven to 350°F. Line small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.


Beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar and vanilla in medium bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to peanut butter mixture, beating until well blended. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter; lightly press one mini peanut butter cup into center of each batter-filled muffin cup, leaving chocolate partially uncovered by batter.


Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until top springs back when center is lightly touched. Cool in pan on wire rack about 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely. Frost with Peanut Butter Cream Frosting. Garnish each frosted minicake with mini peanut butter cup or mini peanut butter cup half.

Peanut Butter Cream Frosting

Beat frosting, peanut butter and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended and fluffy.

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