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Reese's Puffs Cupcakes

It’s a brisk Tuesday morning out there in NoVa today; and, I’m not complaining. I love chilly mornings in the Spring and Summer. I am busy trying to entertain Sophie, who if not entertain relentlessly annoys Pippy or poops on the floor. What the heck is wrong with this puppy?

I keep telling myself training her will get easier, but I am not so sure. You see, she seems to have a cat disposition – how do you train a cat? I am {sort of} joking about that. Other than that she is a sweet little pup. She is growing by the day and getting FASTER by the day. While she hates wearing her harness and leash, it is necessary to have it on her. If she starts going on her rampage of running, she is hard to keep up with and you NEVER know where she is going. That is definitely a recipe for disaster.

Not to mention she tries to eat pens, stick her tongue in electrical sockets, chews on tags, annoys Pippy to no end, takes all of his toys, rawhides and has even tried to take over his crate… oh, and she has tried to eat Pippy’s food. No bueno.

Enough of that, let’s get onto the food. Last week Nick and his coworkers had a dessert party for their unit boss. She is getting married soon and they wanted to do something special before she takes leave to get married and honeymoon.

Nick asked if I wanted to contribute in some way, because he was not going to make anything – duh.

During one of my moments of brilliance, I decided to go with a cupcake recipe I have wanted to make for some time now. However, I had no need for 24 cupcakes. I mean can you blame me for craving Reese’s Puffs Cupcakes?  I didn’t think so. Take a look and drool…. It’s okay, I won’t judge!

Nutritional Information
Servings: 24
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Calories: 323.8
Fat: 18.7 g
Carbohydrates: 34.8 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 4.8 g
Points+: 9

Ingredients:

Recipe Adapted from Your Cup of Cake

Cake:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, smooth

 

Peanut Butter Buttercream:

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

  • 1 ½ cups Reese’s Puffs Cereal 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line pans with cupcake liners. Then spray the cupcake liners with cooking spray
  • In a small bowl, sift cake mix and set aside
  • In a large bowl, gently whisk eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract
  • Add cake mix to wet ingredients and stir
  • Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Ganache: Melt chocolate and peanut butter together and stir until smooth. Dip the tops of the cooled cupcake into the ganache and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Buttercream: Beat butter and peanut butter. Add powered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Add vanilla extract {Add 1 tablespoon milk if your buttercream is too thick}
  • Pipe buttercream onto ganache-covered cupcake and roll in Reese’s Puffs cereal

The cake is so rich and moist covered with the chocolate peanut butter ganache and smothered with the buttercream frosting. I really LOVED these cupcakes.

In fact, I don’t usually like baking, however, in the middle of the process I looked over at Nick and told him these were going to be out of this world delicious because I was in love with what I was doing. I definitely put the love into this recipe and it came back to me 10 fold.

I don’t think you will need the entire 1 ½ cups of the cereal for the cupcakes. I ate the cereal during the process and lost track of just how much cereal I used to top the cupcakes. Reese’s Puffs cereal just happens to be one of my favorite cereals of all time. When I first started Weight Watchers in college, I would allow Reese’s Puffs to be my splurge every so often. Wondering why I would have to splurge on a cereal that probably only has a few points per serving? Well, I could not eat only one serving. In fact, I may eat the cereal for breakfast and smother vanilla ice cream with it for dessert.

I LOVE Reese’s Puffs Cereal… and so will you, especially after this recipe.

Go buy the ingredients and enjoy!

Mel

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Reader Comments (1)

Just made these yesterday. So fun to make, even more fun to eat! Yum!

September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFood Frenzy

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