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Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Halloween is nearing, and that is the perfect excuse to make all things sweet! But don’t go anywhere just yet! give these Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache a try!

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Now, I know there are a lot of peanut allergies on there these days (including my youngest son). So, instead of using Reese’s Pieces you can use regular M&M’s and swap out the peanut butter for sunflower butter. 

Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (can substitute sour cream)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese’s pieces + extra for decoration

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

How to Make Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache:

How to Make the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add 1 cup Reese’s Pieces and mix to incorporate into the batter.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full with prepared cake mix. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until inserted toothpick comes out clean), then set aside to cool completely.

How to Make The Peanut Butter Frosting:

  1. Place peanut butter and softened butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Add milk, vanilla extract and 1 cup of powdered sugar to start.
  3. Beat until smooth and continue adding addition powdered sugar until the consistency and taste is as desired. You may need to adjust the amounts of peanut butter and/or milk depending on the thickness of the frosting and your preference. It should be a thick consistency, but still smooth enough to pipe onto a cupcake. Frost cupcakes and set aside.

Prepare the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache:

  1. Simply add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a small bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir and repeat this process until ingredients are completely melted and combined.
  2. Drizzle Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache over the tops of frosted cupcakes and immediately garnish with several Reese’s Pieces on top.
  3. Serve and Enjoy!
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Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Ingredients

  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (can substitute sour cream)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese’s pieces + extra for decoration
  • Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add 1 cup Reese’s Pieces and mix to incorporate into the batter.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full with prepared cake mix. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until inserted toothpick comes out clean), then set aside to cool completely.
  4. HOW TO MAKE THE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  5. Place peanut butter and softened butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  6. Add milk, vanilla extract and 1 cup of powdered sugar to start.
  7. Beat until smooth and continue adding addition powdered sugar until the consistency and taste is as desired. You may need to adjust the amounts of peanut butter and/or milk depending on the thickness of the frosting and your preference. It should be a thick consistency, but still smooth enough to pipe onto a cupcake. Frost cupcakes and set aside.
  8. PREPARE THE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER GANACHE:
  9. Simply add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a small bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir and repeat this process until ingredients are completely melted and combined.
  10. Drizzle Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache over the tops of frosted cupcakes and immediately garnish with several Reese’s Pieces on top.
  11. Serve and Enjoy!

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