Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes


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
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
  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


  1. Love this post. These cupcakes are such fun, and I love the special Halloween decorated ones.

  2. These look divine! Can’t wait to make them!
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  3. Jillian says:

    Oooh these look delicious! And I love finding new sprinkles and candy – especially when its on sale! :D
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  4. Martha says:

    What cute little cupcakes! I’ll have to look for the minis, they would be fun to use. Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Amanda says:

    These cupcakes look so cute and yummy! I can’t wait to make these! That peanut butter frosting looks sooo good!
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  6. Wow, those look great! :) I would really like to eat one…right now!

  7. Angela says:

    From a fellow hoosier, I really enjoy your site! What yummy recipes!

    Here’s the Versatile Blogger Award, just for you!

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  8. Amber says:

    I can’t wait to try these. I LOVE all things chocolate and peanut butter!!
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  9. Jennifer says:

    Oh my goodness, now I’m craving Reese’s! These look fantastic! I love the little mini Reese’s on top. My little boy loves Reese’s and loves to help me bake so I”m bookmarking this one for us to do. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from Skip to My Lou.

  10. OMG- they look like heaven!!!!!!!!

  11. My son LOVES REESES… these would be perfect! We would LOVE LOVE for you to come on over and link these up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS (theme this week is KID-FRIENDLY) and this recipe is perfect!
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  12. Yaneri says:

    oh my gosh! I’m drooooling here! Reeses are like my faaaaavorite!!! Girl you got this going on!!! 2 words for you……Looooooooove them!!!

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  13. I LOVE reeces!! I need to try these :) The peanut butter frosting sounds fantastic :)

    I’d love for you to link up to my party:
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  14. Rachel says:

    wow these look delish! I love the icing right on top of the reeses with the sprinkles… so cute! Here’s a party if you would like to link up…
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  15. How fun! I love all things mini – less guilt, right? I came across your site via “Add a Pinch: Mingle Monday’s” and wanted to say hello!
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  16. Oh my, these look delicious! I’m all about chocolate and peanut butter! Such a yummy combination.

    Thanks for joining in Mingle Monday. You always have great stuff to share!!!
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  17. Kelly says:

    Where did you get the white heart shed buckets??? So cute!!!

  18. Kelly says:


  19. Chelsea says:


    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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  20. My dad works for Hershey now, and the Milton Hershey School is so awesome. My parents have toured it and my dad has done some volunteer stuff there, I think. I love Hershey – the city – and of course eating Hershey products. :)
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  21. heyy this look delicious but i got a question .. when i am making the cake should I bake the devil’s food cake mix normally and then add the other ingredients or should i bake the mix submitting its normal ingredients with the others you have on the recipe

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Cristina, You will use 1 cake mix plus the ingredients I have listed, 4 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk and 1/3 cup oil. These ingredients make a boxed mix taste more like homemade.

  22. Tracy says:

    I just made the icing…YUM!! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Jacqui says:

    Hi! I was just wondering how many mini cupcakes this recipe makes?


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