Thursday, October 27, 2011
Candy in a Cupcake
This recipe is basically an excuse to eat candy in cupcake form.
I found the recipe in Everyday Food Magazine, which called for Reese's mini peanut butter cups as one of the ingredients. However, I was surprised to find an almost identical recipe for this cupcake on the bag itself, known as Reese's Peanut Butter Temptations.
In both versions, you're making a batter for a peanut butter cupcake, putting it in a mini-cupcake tin, and then pressing an unwrapped peanut butter cup into the batter until it surrounds the candy. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until set, and then for Everyday Food's cute Halloween version, place a piece of candy corn on top of the warm chocolate. As it cools, the candy corn will stick to the chocolate.
The biggest difficulty in this otherwise straightforward recipe is unwrapping each individual candy, which takes quite a while. Also, even though the recipe says you'll get 48 cupcakes, I only ended up with enough batter for 36.
The "cupcakes" themselves looked adorable, and basically tasted mostly like a portion of peanut butter, covered in chocolate, covered again in peanut butter cookie dough. Nothing wrong with that!