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July 18, 2012

Recipe | {Reese's Pieces} Peanut Butter Frosted Cupcakes

Put Your Kids to Work in the Kitchen!

Perfect for your kids (or grand kids), these cupcakes scream summer fun! This project will entertain bored children all afternoon ... first to shop for the Reese's Pieces and the other ingredients, and then to mix up the batter, bake, and frost them.

You might even stretch this kitchen activity out to tomorrow.
Why not suggest they sell some of their Reese's Pieces creations around the neighborhood? (Warning: these cupcakes won't last very long!)

This recipe calls for enough cake mix to prepare two dozen chocolate cupcakes. Directions for the peanut butter buttercream frosting
is below.

Frosting Ingredients

8 oz (1 cup) of cream cheese
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
4 cups of confectioner's sugar
2/3 cups of peanut butter


1. Leave your cream cheese and unsalted butter out for 1-2 hours so they are at room temperature before you begin.

2. Combine cream cheese and butter with a hand or stand mixer
(see tangerine-orange)
until until well blended.

3. Add half the confectioner's sugar (2 cups) to the cream cheese-butter mixture. Add the remainder of the confectioner's sugar (2 cups) to your bowl, mixing well.

4. Add the peanut butter to the mixture and blend buttercream until smooth. Spread or pipe the frosting onto the top of the cupcakes. Decorate with orange, yellow, and brown Reese's Pieces.

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Photos: abakedcreation (1 & 4); katherinegeraets (2); DyannaHyde (3) (Flickr) Recipe via: A Baked Creation



Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe over at my link party. I featured you today!

whirl whisk said...

Reese's Pieces are my favorite! This looks yummy

Maria said...

Wow those look adorable AND delicious!!! That frosting looks amazing!!!!

Mama Jodi said...

Cream cheese and peanut butter. Really, how could you go wrong? Sounds amazing! said...

I wish I had that peanut butter frosting in front of me right now, I'd just eat it with a spoon!

Julie said...

I love your blog! And this recipe is amazing! I'm now following you via RSS and I will add your blog to my reading list. I'd love for you to come check out my blog and follow back via GFC! :) I'm hosting a Monday party that I'd love for you to link this recipe to.


Julie said...

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing these awesome cupcakes on Marvelous Mondays! :)


Jocelyn said...

oh if only I had a bowl full of that frosting:-) Your cupcakes look awesome!!!

Heather Kinnaird said...

that frosting is killing me!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

I love these!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

Miz Helen said...

These are great cupcakes that we would just love! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Dear Wallet, said...

These look epically amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, I've pinned for later!!

Jenn said...

I so want a big bowl of that frosting right about now!!

Leslie Regan said...

I tried this recipe! Well, to be completely honest I cheated on the cupcake itself and used a box mix (don't judge!!) :-) But I did make the peanut butter frosting and!!! It was divine. I sent some of the cupcakes over to my neighbors, and sent a dozen cupcakes to my husband's work (the ladies there could not stop eating them!). So very delicious!

Cecelia said...

I love peanut butter and chocolate!

~Cecelia Dowdy~