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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes made with my favorite chocolate cupcakes and a creamy peanut butter frosting! All chocolate and peanut butter lovers are going to LOVE these.

I made these buckeye cupcakes for my husbands birthday over the summer and they were a huge hit. I had never had a buckeye before moving to Ohio, but they may just be my new favorite candy. I love the chocolate/PB combo. If you can’t find buckeyes where you live, you could certainly use a reeses peanut butter cup, which would be just as good!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes on iheartnaptime.com

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I used this chocolate cupcake recipe as my base and this tutorial to frost the cupcakes.

peanut butter frosting on iheartnaptime.com

YUM! This peanut butter frosting is SO good. Even my little girl who hates peanut butter, loved it.

chocolate peanut butter cupcake on iheartnaptime.com

Mmm… I can’t wait to make these again!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes on iheartnaptime.com

I packaged up some of these cupcakes and added a gift tag and some ribbon for a fun little gift.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes on iheartnaptime.com

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes made with my favorite chocolate cupcakes and a creamy peanut butter frosting! All chocolate and peanut butter lovers are going to LOVE these.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 24 chocolate cupcakes

Peanut butter frosting:

  • 12 Tablespoons 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 – 3 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream more if needed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 24 buckeyes or reeses peanut butter cups

Instructions

  • Combine the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add in milk as needed to thin it out. You can also add more powdered sugar if needed. Mix until the frosting is smooth and creamy and you’ve reached your desired consistency. If you are piping the frosting, it should be fairly thick.

Notes

Find the chocolate cupcake recipe here: https://www.iheartnaptime.net/best-chocolate-cupcakes/

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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