#6: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

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Few combinations thrill the masses as much as chocolate and peanut butter. So why not a cupcake version of the beloved combo?

As an ode to Mr. Reeses, I used dark orange cupcake papers.

orange liners

Semisweet chocolate was melted down into a puddle of deliciousness.

melted choc

Butter, sugar, and peanut butter combined to make the beginnings of the batter.

cream

Mmm...can you smell it?!

pb cream

Do you like chunky or creamy peanut butter? :)

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Next, I added the melted chocolate.

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Mmm.

swirl

Next, these superstars came onto the scene to lend a hand.

reeses

A few PB chips were sprinkled on top of each scoop of batter.

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The cupcakes had a yummy cookie-like texture after being baked.

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Next, Reeses Pieces were grouped together for decoration.

flowers

More melted chocolate. :)

melted choc 2

A yummy chocolate/peanut butter combo...icing this time.

icing

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The only thing left to do was take these guys:

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And slather them in this stuff:

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And top them with Reeses Pieces "flowers"

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I happened to have two (very) willing taste-testers on hand. While their mom was in the hospital delivering their baby brother, they were at my house getting their sugar fix. Win-win. :)

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