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Peanut Butter Cups

Imagine your favorite peanut butter cookie crossed with a perfect cupcake and you've got the idea behind this charming recipe. Just before baking, tuck a mini-candy inside each cupcake for a creamy surprise.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup milk
1/3
cup shortening
1/3
cup peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
24
miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except peanut butter cups with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Press 1 peanut butter cup into batter in each cup until top edge of candy is even with batter.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 28 minutes or until tops spring back when touched near center. Cool 5 minutes; remove from muffin cups. Serve warm or cool.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Let the kids help make these cupcakes by adding the peanut butter cups. To make these "surprise" cupcakes, frost the cooled cupcakes with chocolate frosting to hide the peanut butter cups.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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