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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes: Chocolate cupcakes topped with decadent peanut frosting and a chocolate drizzle. Your favorite candy in cupcake form!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Krystle


  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix + Ingredients Called For on the Box
  • 32 Unwrapped Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Syrup If Desired


For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Prepare cupcake batter according to the box directions.
  • Fill cupcake liners ~3/4 of the way full.
  • Gently place a Reese's cup into the center of each cupcake.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • For the Peanut Butter Buttercream
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Add milk as needed if the frosting gets too thick.
  • Pipe or spread frosting onto each cupcake.
  • Garnish with 12 remaining peanut butter cups and chocolate syrup if desired.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 104mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 2.5% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 5.9%