Peanut Butter Cups

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.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

24

cupcakes

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
  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.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.