Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes are for the peanut butter and chocolate lover. You'll be smitten!
I know, heartbreaking, isn’t it? On Halloween night, after a particularly successful time trick-or-treating, I would trade all my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for Almond Joys or Life Savers (again, heartbreaking, right?) Chocolate and peanut butter just wasn’t my jam - at the time.
As I got older, my position started to soften on the combination. It’s still not one of my favorites (I like them separate more than I like them together – I’m a rebel, after all), but from time to time, I get a serious hankering for the two.
I love me some Reese’s Pieces, especially melted down into hot popcorn when I’m watching a movie (but then, those skip the chocolate all together). White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups rule my face. And Peanut Butter M&M’s? Yeah, I can get down with those.
But there’s nothing as iconic or classic as a milk chocolate peanut butter cup! And when I’m craving this combo, I head straight for the big guns. And a recent craving is what inspired me to whip up these chocolate peanut butter cookie dough cupcakes!
Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a sweet-and-salty peanut butter cookie dough “frosting”, then garnished with a peanut butter cup and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Trust me, no one will be trading these cupcakes for Life Savers.
They're true show-stoppers, and perfect for your next birthday party, especially if the birthday boy or girl is a PBC lover. (That's peanut butter and chocolate, for those of you not in the know.) Those scoops of frosting make decorating a breeze.
No piping tips needed here!
Adding that drizzle of chocolate sauce just adds a little flair - and if you know me, you know I'm all about a little flair (or a lot)!
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