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!

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

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

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Buckeye 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 pure vanilla extract
  • 1 – 3 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream, more if needed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 24 buckeyes or reeses peanut butter cups


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.

Find the chocolate cupcake recipe here:

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

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I packaged up some of these cupcakes and used these free printable gift tags and some ribbon for a fun little gift.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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5 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes”

  1. I just need to accept the thought that my diet is ruined, don’t see another way. I’m making these tonight, the boys will be thrilled to finally see some sweets in the house. I’ve been on a diet the past couple of weeks and I can’t look at sweet things and not have any… Well, life is short, right? XD

    You have a Pinterest account? Can I stalk you? XD

    All the best 
    – Jessica –

  2. ooo they look lovely!xx

    Erika | Just That DIY

  3. My mom LOVES Buckeye Balls, so the cupcake version is probably going to be her favorite thing ever! I’ll have to make these for her the next time I’m home!


  4. I know these are going to become a favorite! Chocolate and peanut butter are my weakness!!

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