Back in August I posted this recipe. These Snickers Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction were TO DIE FOR!!
I have wanted to make this recipe using miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for quite some time and was looking for the perfect opportunity to give it a try.
Enter Buttercup's friend C.B. She is enrolled as a freshman at the University and -- lucky for me -- had a birthday last week. She is a darling girl, living away from home for the first time and I just knew that she needed some home baked LOVE for her 19th birthday.
So I got busy. Kind of.
I bought a bag of Reese's mini's and promptly put them in the freezer. Then I ran out of time. Then I needed a chocolate fix and seriously.... there's nothing better than a frozen Reese's mini. (AM I RIGHT!?!?)
A couple days passed and the supply of Reese's slowly diminished. It was diminished enough that I seriously doubted that I would have enough for a full batch of cupcakes. So I went back to the store and bought more and threw them into the freezer. And before I could even think about opening that package, I made the cupcakes.
I thought the Snickers cupcakes were TDF (To Die For) but these sent me into spasms of such delight and ecstacy that I was removed to another realm for a while.
Okay, so you all know that I worship at the church of peanut butter and chocolate. That's obvious. And you all know that H.B. Reese, the GENIUS that put PB and chocolate together, will have a special place in Heaven reserved just for him. Well, ol' HB is going to have a big platter of these cupcakes sitting on his footstool... I just know it!
Thank you, My Baking Addiction for giving me this recipe!
Here's what I did:
Make the cupcake recipe. Instead of putting a mini Snickers bar in the batter, put a frozen Reese's mini. Bake as directed in the recipe.
For the frosting I don't have an exact recipe. Sadly, I don't usually make frosting with recipes. But I can tell you what I did: I made my basic chocolate buttercream frosting (butter, dutch cocoa powder, dash of salt, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla). THEN I added about 3 TBS creamy peanut butter. I would have like to add more, but Max doesn't like peanut butter and I didn't want to overwhelm him with the taste. (I love him anyway...)
Frost and top with chopped pieces of the candy. Voila! That's it!
I took them to church today to give to my class of 8 year olds. Yes, they'll eat a rock if I dress it up and tell them it's good, but the lip smacking and exclamations of delight were overwhelming! You should have heard them. One sweet girl even said, "PLEASE!!! Give my mom this recipe." And 5 minutes after the meetings were over, her mom walked up to me and said, "I hear I'm supposed to ask you for a cupcake recipe!"
That should be testament enough. If this recipe has 8 year old approval, then you know it's a winner!!
I'm anxious to hear if you try them! Let me know what you think!