Ever since I came across the new Reese’s spread, I’ve been wanting to try it out. As 0ne of my colleagues said, it tastes exactly like the inside of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. But more chocolate-y!
So when I found a jar on double-sale (on sale at the store, plus a rebate using a coupon app), you know I HAD to buy some! The DH doesn’t actually like chocolate, so…more for me! Bwahahaha!
Naturally I had to take this delicious spread and turn it into a cupcake. I mean, obviously. What, was I supposed to eat it on bread or something? Pffft.
How to make your own bites of yumminess: Bake up some mini-cupcakes using my favourite chocolate cake recipe, this one. Then mix up a batch of the super-delish Peanut Butter Cup Flavoured Buttercream. Yes, you read that right! Buttercream. In Peanut Butter Cup flavour. *takes a bow*
Peanut Butter Cup Buttercream
- 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 4 generous tbsp. shortening
- 1 c. icing sugar
- 3/4 c. Reese’s spread
- 1 tbsp. Nutella
Blend butter and shortening together. Add in icing sugar and blend again. Add in Reese’s spread and Nutella and blend a final time. Taste test. Lick fingers.
Using a Wilton 1 M tip for that professional look (or whatever you have lying around the kitchen. An sandwich bag with the tip cut off works too!), pipe the icing on the cupcakes. The recipe I used made about 50 mini cupcakes, and there’s enough icing to pipe a bit on each one. Then pop a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup on top, and you’re done like dinner. Or in this case, dessert!
I sometimes send in sweets to the DH’s office, so that the DH and I don’t consume ALL THE THINGS, and I think that as delicious as these cupcakes turned out, I’ll send them along with the DH to work. I did set aside a few for my workplace as well. Plus a few to freeze for portion-controlled midnight cravings; after all, I couldn’t give away ALL my (chocolate-y) baked goods, now could I? *grin*
Next Post: Vegetables. Maybe. Or maybe…homemade Peanut Butter Cups!
[…] When I was but a youngster (to differentiate from my advanced years now?!?) I belonged to the Girl Guides of Canada and during one of the meetings, we learned how to make peanut butter cups. It was something like 25 years ago , but what I remember is that is was really easy. Mix icing sugar with peanut butter for the filling and use melted chocolate wafers for the chocolate coating. As for the quantities, well, obviously I wasn’t going to remember them over 25 years later. But also, I’m big on flexibility in the kitchen, so I decided to mix up my own batch recently. (Or maybe not so recently, given that I’ve been posting about posting this recipe since at least this post). […]