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REESE'S Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes


2 hours 49 minutes
Skill Level
18 cupcakes

These REESE'S Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes are clearly the ultimate treat for any peanut butter enthusiasts in your life. Any dessert that combines REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter, REESE’S Miniatures Peanut Butter Cups and REESE’S MINI PIECES Candy is sure to be a big hit. And the best part of this REESE'S Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake recipe is that the kids will have so much fun decorating them with easy peanut butter frosting and candy pieces.  Want more ways to use REESE'S Candy in recipes? Try making these Crunchy REESE'S PIECES Bars.

Ingredients & Directions

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




Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
muffin tin Muffin Tin
muffin cups Muffin Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
measuring cups Measuring Cups
bowl Bowl
wire rack Wire Racks

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 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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