If you’ve got leftover Reese’s from Halloween or will take any chance you get to bake a chocolate and peanut butter dessert, consider this your perfect excuse. These cupcakes aren’t just chocolate and peanut butter flavored, they’re actually stuffed with a Reese’s cup. So you’ll get even more of the flavor you love packed into each and every bite.
It calls for devil’s food cake mix to make the cupcake batter, which is perfect if you don’t have time to make cupcakes from scratch.
From there, you’ll need, of course, Reese’s cups, and plenty of peanut butter for the frosting. You’ll make the frosting from scratch, so this dessert isn’t completely devoid of a homemade element. But, you still got to skip a few steps. That’s a win-win.
It’s simple to bake the Reese’s cup right into the cupcake, too. All you have to do is place a Reese’s cup along the bottom of a cupcake liner before scooping some batter in and popping it into the oven.
As if the chocolate batter filled with a Reese’s cup and then topped with a peanut butter frosting wasn’t enough, this recipe also calls for sprinkling the completed cupcakes with Reese’s pieces. Before you ask, “Is this chocolate and peanut butter overload?” just know that there is no such thing.
When you’re done decorating your cupcakes, they’ll look a little something like this:
This recipe uses flour, sugar, Hershey’s cocoa powder and more to create the chocolate batter, and it infuses the fluffy frosting with plenty of peanut butter. The same trick of placing a Reese’s cup in each cupcake liner still applies, so there’s a little surprise in every single cupcake.
Cupcakes aren’t the only dessert you can stuff Reese’s into, either. If adding a Reese’s to every single sweet you eat is your M.O., you’ll be pleased to know that there are ways to incorporate Reese’s into cookie and brownie recipes, too.
For example, this recipe from Simple Sweet Recipes pushes a Reese’s cup into cookie dough batter for the ultimate cookie creation:
A recipe from Handle The Heat calls for layering brownie batter and Reese’s cups to create a fudgey, Reese’s-filled dessert that looks absolutely amazing:
The moral of the story is, there’s no wrong way to add Reese’s to your desserts. The more peanut butter and chocolate flavor, the better, after all. So, which treat will you bake first?