Monday, May 12, 2014

Bad For You Cupcakes

Monday, May 12, 2014

At least that is what I call them because they are bad for you and I can't stop eating them.

But this is what they are really called and where you can find the original recipe. We love them around here, they are easy to whip up, and are extremely tasty. Again, I didn't make this recipe, all the credit goes to this lady, but they are our family favorite, so please go to her blog and send her some love if you like them too!

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Cookie Dough Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (don't use reduced fat or fat free!)
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1- 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. oats
  • 3/4 bag plain mini M&Ms
  • 3/4 cup mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. Use a hand or stand mixer to whisk together all of the cupcake ingredients except for the chocolate chips.
  3. Then, stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full of batter.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile, use a stand mixer dough paddle to beat together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter until smooth.
  7. Mix in the brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and oats.
  8. Mix in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time (1 and 1/2 cups worked out best for me).
  9. Finally add the M&Ms and Chocolate chips, mix well.
  10. Use a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto the completely cooled cupcakes.


Rachel Stoiber said...

These are super delicious!!!!

Nicole Josephs said...

I'm making these now and I may have sampled the batter and frosting as I was going along. I think I'm already in peanut butter heaven!

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