Double Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes

Reese's Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting! Yum!

If you like chocolate and peanut butter, get ready for a dream come true.  Double Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes topped with melted chocolate and candies!  These are perfect for any occasion but fabulous for Halloween!  You don’t have to feel stressed about making super cute Skeleton Cupcakes or Frankenstein Cupcakes.  Your treats don’t have to scream Halloween, simply using some Halloween colors will do the trick!  Reese’s Pieces are a perfect fit for this spooky holiday and who doesn’t love the chocolate and peanut butter combination?

Reese's Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting! Yum!

I drizzled a little ganache on top of my cupcakes but you can use melted chocolate or none at all!  (Ganache, melt 1/2 C. chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp. whipping creme together) I added it to give them a little more glamour and to bring out the Halloween colors of the candies!

Reese's Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting! Yum!

Are you drooling yet?  I tasted the frosting and it tasted exactly like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!  I used a scratch recipe for these but you cane always use one of my cake mix recipes if you prefer, like the one for these Easy Frankenstein Cupcakes!

Reese's Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting! Yum!

I made some cupcakes similar to these last year with a regular peanut butter frosting and they were delicious, so I knew I wanted to make a little more Halloweeny version this time around.

Reese's Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting! Yum!

 

Enjoy!  And thanks so much for sharing, pinning, liking, following and reading!  It’s because of YOU that I get to bake so much every week and bring you new and fabulous recipes!

 

Double Chocolate Reese's Pieces Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Reese's Pieces Cupcakes

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE CAKE:
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs, at room temp
1 C. sugar
1 C. brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup oil
1 C. buttermilk or milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. Reese's Pieces
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
3/4 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. peanut butter. creamy
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. milk
3-4 C. powered sugar
REESE'S PIECES AND MELTED CHOCOLATE FOR DECORATION

Directions

1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners, I used orange to really bring out the Reese's Pieces theme!
2. In a medium bowl, combine cocoa flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
4. Pour half the dry ingredients into the wet and stir. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir again. Don't over mix. Stir in Reese's Pieces.
5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.
6. Frosting: Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract, cocoa powder, milk, and 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat well. Continue to add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add more milk of needed.
7. Frost cooled cupcakes and top with melted chocolate or ganache and Reese's Pieces!

4 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Debbie the NY Baker says:

    Hi – love the looks and sound of this recipe. However, I have a question about the amount of powdered sugar required for the frosting. The ingredient list indicates 3/4 cup, but the frosting directions say to beat in 2 cups. Wonder if you could clarify the amount – thanks!

  2. 2

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  3. 3
    Amy says:

    Any tricks to getting the candies to stay evenly dispursed while baking? These are delicious! But all the candies settled at the bottom of the cupcakes, so messy unless eaten with a fork and plate.

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