Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes!

Happy Wednesday Friends! Whether you've got back to school on the brain, or preparing for fall festivities,  these delicious treats are sure to please kids of all ages...

Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

Chocolate and peanut butter! It's one of Ginger Grand's favorite combinations and I'll confess--mine too! I started with my kids' most requested chocolate cake.  The recipe is on the Hershey's cocoa can:

2 c sugar                                     1 1/2 tsp. baking soda        1/2 c vegetable oil
1 3/4 c all purpose flour               1 tsp. salt                            2 tsp. vanilla extract 
3/4 c cocoa                                  2 eggs                                1 c boiling water
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder             1 c milk 

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed 2 minutes.  Stir in boiling water.  Batter will be thin.  I use a cookie scoop to spoon into prepared mini muffin pans.  Bake at 350 7-10 minutes. 



Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes


These bite sized snacks are topped with a not so decadent frosting made with PB2. Have you heard of it? The peanuts are pressed to remove most of the oil and fat.  I use it for smoothies, so I thought I would try it in frosting.  You can read more about it, nutrition and recipes here. For a light, fluffy frosting I mixed 1/2 c PB2 with 1/4 c almond milk and 2 cups of confectioners sugar. I used a pastry bag for frosting and...



Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

...topped with a few Reese's Pieces. 
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Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes


Enjoy!






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5 comments:

  1. I guess my Mr. Z. would fit into the category of 'kids of all ages" because he would love those. Maybe I could get him to try the PB2 for less calories. Looks really good Cecilia.
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  2. Oh wow. They. Look. Delist! I love the combination of choc and peanut butter ... this recipe is going into my archives! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. While we are not cupcake fans here in my house, I am interested in the PB2! Gonna go check it out. Thanks for the link!

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  4. Yum! I am not a huge chocolate fan, but mix it with pb and I bet I can't eat just one. lol! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Mmmm... These look delicious, my friend! I love, love, love peanut butter:) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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