Here is an awesome recipe for the holidays. It’s festive and great to do with the kids. The peanut butter really adds a great touch! Let me know what you think!
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
3/4 cup - all purpose four
1 teaspoon - baking powder
1/4 teaspoon - salt
1/2 cup - creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup - butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup - sugar
1/2 cup - firmly packed brown sugar
3 - eggs
1/3 cup - milk
1 teaspoon - vanilla
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
3 cups- powdered sugar
1/2 cup - butter or margarine
1/3 cup - Dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup - milk
chocolate covered candies
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat peanut butter, butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients; beat until well mixed. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake 18-24 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Carefully remove cupcakes from pan; place on wire racks. Cool completely.
To Prepare Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
Combine in a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, powdered sugar and butter. Add Dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder and milk. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes until creamy. If desired add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. Reserve 1/4 cup frosting. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting.
To make reindeer on each cupcake, insert 2 pretzels for antlers and 2 candy pieces for eyes. Dip 1 “any color” candy piece in reserved 1/4 cup frosting to cover; place on face for base of nose. Top with red candy piece to complete nose.
Makes 12 cupcakes.