Thursday, January 20, 2011

M: Reese’s Cupcake Bites

I’m going to jump right into these little pieces of goodness. I have recently been back on my incessant need to bake since the holidays ended. And what did I want? Well a great chocolate cupcake of course!

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Not just any cupcake…an itty bitty one…one that doesn’t make me feel so bad when I eat 5 of them. (When really it’s just as bad as the regular ones, but don’t tell) I have been wanting to make these one bowl chocolate cupcakes I found from Monica’s blog for a while now.

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So, that is just what I did…And yea, don’t tell this either…but it made 72. Don’t ask me where 72 of these things are going to go – more than likely to some friends and co-workers.

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After the batter was mixed, I inserted quartered pieces of mini Reese’s cups into one batch of the cupcakes (spoon half of batter, insert piece of candy, spoon other half of batter on top until your tin is 2/3 full). The rest were made plain.

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But it doesn’t stop there…oh no…

I found this great recipe for peanut butter frosting on Joy the Baker’s blog and thought it’d be perfect with my Reese’s cupcakes. So, that’s what half of the cooled cupcakes got topped with. The batch without the Reese’s cup inside the cupcake got a half of a Reese’s cup on top.

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The other half of the cooled cupcakes got a simple cream cheese frosting piped on top.

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Can I tell you how outstanding these cupcakes are? I must get rid of them asap or else all 72 will be in my belly. They are so moist and fluffy and have an incredible almost dark chocolate flavor. This peanut butter frosting is seriously decadent. I didn’t think I’d like it, but I think I like it better than the plain cream cheese frosting!

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Give these a try…they are worth it. They aren’t healthy…They aren’t sugar free…They are bad…They are real bad…But they are SO good.

How is everyone’s Thursday?? I plan on heading to my favorite yoga class this morning, doing some work, and then possibly heading to a happy hour with the hubs and folks from work.

30 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Ahhh! This already has me craving chocolate this morning. Not a good thing! They look incredibly mouth watering.

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

These are so cute, and they look like something you'd find in a professional bakery! Yum!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

wow....I WANT one now!! lol What a great idea to incorporate the reeses with the cake and then garnish as well. You care going to make some coworkers and friends very happy!

Molly said...

Yummm....that icing looks to die for! You had me at Reese's :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

wow these look so good! chocolate plus peanut butter is seriously one of my favorite things ever!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

i love that these have a reeses on top and in the middle. the one on top makes them look so fun, but you'd never suspect there'd be another in the middle!

fitchocoholic said...

Chocolate and pb is seriously one of my all-time favorite combos!!!!!!!!!
I've actually been wanting a pb frosting recipe for the longest time!!!!
Your cupcakes are gorgeous! =D

Christina said...

if i could jump through my computer screen to get one of those cupcakes, i would. really would.

Fashion Meets Food said...

The boy is pretty much peanut butter anything obsessed so I am going to have to give this recipe a try. I cannot believe it made 72 though!

xo

Anne Marie said...

They look delicious!! My Thursday is going pretty well-no complaints so far!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

These are absolutely adorable! Look so professional :). Chocolate and peanut butter is the BEST combination in the world!

Faith said...

Oh wow, I think these are the cutest little things I've ever seen! They're gorgeous enough to be showcased in a bakery!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

These look delicious! They remind me of the peanut butter cookies I made and stuck mini PB cups in the middle - anything with a Reese's on top is sure to be awesome :)

Angela said...

they look really good :)

And congrats on your pregnancy :)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Drooooool! Yum! I don't care how bad they are - I want one!!!! :)

Lisa said...

They look awesome! And sometimes "bad" can be oh-so-good!

The Blonde Duck said...

I could just eat the frosting and be thrilled.

Erica said...

Hope yoga was fantastical. I may have to come over and steal 3 or 4 of these. Josh is a Reese's lover and I need to know how 1 tastes ;)

teresa said...

mmm, a little bad never hurt anyone.

these look like something i would get at a nice bakery!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I bet it's really hard to stop eating these after you've had one!

Biz said...

Um, pretty sure those are insulin worthy - yum!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

these look awesome! in my last post, i relinked my recipe/version for these.

mine are my cupcakes than cookies..i have all kinds of versions of them, using a brownie base, choc chip cookie dough base, diff frostings, suffice to say, i love these things :)

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

These look AMAAAZING! But you need to put a dieter's warning in these kinds of posts. My friend and I call it food p*rn, when you just stare and drool at food like dudes with magazines. These made me super hot...rowrrr :)

MizFit said...

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Pound said...

yum, im def trying these!! mail some!

Megan D said...

These are too cute!! But still kinda fancy looking :)

Kerr said...

I am in trouble, these look amazing and peanut butter chocolate is right up my alley!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I'm a cupcakeaholic. I actually have my own cupcake catering business in my college town--it's alot of fun! You can check it out on Facebook--Cassie's Cupcake Creations. Yours looks amazing!

carolinebee.com said...

YUMM!! Those totally look profesh :) Have fun at happy hour!

Natalie said...

these are just plain adorable!!