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Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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Have you seen these Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Aren’t they the cutest ever? I found them awhile back, and have been hiding them until the right time came along to bake and share them with you.

I was recently asked by Collective Bias to head to MurphyUSA Gas Station and check out their candy sale. What? Candy? and it’s on sale?? YES, please!

We found some…and not just any candy…but Hershey candy! An absolute favorite in our house! Especially Reese’s and KitKat Bars!

I created this fun timeline to share some fun Hershey facts with you…

1857 ~ Milton S. Hershey was born

1876 ~ Milton starts his first candy business, Crystal A. Caramels

1900 ~ First Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar enjoyed by America

1907 ~ First Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates come off the line

1918 ~ Milton Hershey donates all of his wealth and ownership of his company to the school {see notes below}

1939 ~ Hershey’s Miniatures were introduced

1941-1945 ~ World War II – Hershey’s more than a billion ration bars for the troops

1971 ~ Hello to Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar

TODAY ~ Hershey’s is still making people happy…in 90 countries around the world!

Did you know there is a school for orphans? It’s called, The Milton Hershey School and was founded by none other than Milton Hershey in 1909. When Milton and his wife were unable to have children, they started the school and fund the operations. Following Milton’s wife death, he donated virtually his entire personal fortune to the school.

I first learned about the Hershey School from Keri Lyn over at She Saved, when she had the opportunity to attend a Cookie Exchange in Hershey, PA.

Creating fun and frugal gifts for my boys and Doug makes me REALLY happy! These cute Valentine Candy Bouquets were definitely a hit!

I think these would make a great birthday present too, especially for all those classmate parties that your kids get invited to. Keep a stash of plastic buckets, candy and the supplies to create them.

 

Now, back to the Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes!!

Awhile back I shared Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes, in fact they were a favorite here. So, when I saw the Mini Reese’s, I knew I just had to bake some Mini Cupcakes to match.

Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
 
Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Ingredients
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
  • Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1¼ cup Buttermilk
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 4 Eggs
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • ½ cup Butter {I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter}
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • 1½ – 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place liners in mini muffin tins.
  2. Mix cake and add about 2 tablespoons per cupcake liner.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean.
  4. For the frosting…cream together butter and peanut butter, gradually add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until desired consistency.
  5. Fill decorator bag fitted with a giant round tip with Peanut Butter Frosting, add a large swirl to each cupcake and top with a Mini Reese’s or Regular Size Peanut Butter Cup.

How about these for your next birthday celebration?

 

I used the same Devil’s Food Mini Cupcakes, filled a decorator bag fitted with a giant star tip with Orange Buttercream, and piped on a large star. Then for the topper, I used the Mini Reese’s and a #133 star tip with white Buttercream and added a few sprinkles.

 Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Collective Bias, but all opinions and experiences are my own.
I used the Hershey Website for the TimeLine reference.
Topper inspired by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
 
I’m linking to…Saturday Night Special, Made by you MondayDelicious Dishes, This Week’s Cravings, Mingle Monday
 

Comments

  1. says

    Hi,

    for the Cupcake Recipe,
    I bought the Devil’s food cake mix, the direction in the box doesn’t mention to add buttermilk, and also different amount of oil and eggs. So, in order to use the mix for cupcakes, i just need to ignore the direction in the box and follow the recipe?
    It’s Pillsburry’s Devils Food Cake mix, btw.

    Thanks a bunch for the help :)
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