Thursday, August 12, 2010

Candy Bar Cupcakes

At the beginning of the year I shared with you all a special indulgence: Candy Bar Pizza. I told you that this is the dessert I turn to for comfort, but what I left out, this is really the dessert I turn to for a lot of reasons, some reasons that don't even exist.

It's been nagging at me for a while to transform these bar cookies into a cupcake, and they turned out just as tasty as the cookies with the added indulgence of being soft and fluffy.

Candy Bar Cupcakes

4-8 of your favorite candy bars, plus 1 bag of favorite M&M's
(Twix, Payday, Reeses, Snickers, Rolo's, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Nestle Crunch)
Crush, cut and mash into tiny pieces
Mix together in a bowl, set aside

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Frosting
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped chocolate
½ cup cream
Melt together over low heat, stiring constantly, until incorporated
Remove from heat and let cool
When completely cooled whip with beaters until fluffy

1 ½ sticks softened butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
Cream together until fluffy

1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
Mix together until color lightens
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups buttermilk
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Stir until flour is incorporated

Pour evenly into cupcake liners, ¾ full
Bake at F350°, 10-12 minutes until edges just begin to brown
Remove from oven, let cool

Frost with peanut butter chocolate ganache and top with candy bars
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14 Sweet Talkers:

Pamela said...

This would be the perfect birthday party cupcake. All that candy....the kids would be in heaven. Now I know what to make for Jack's Birthday.

Evan @swEEts said...

Wow. You just basically put all my favorite sweets into one delicious looking cupcake. wow.

Kristin said...

Catherine, you're always making the most fantastic things, sincerely. Ah the '80's were a simpler time. We went to rent it on Netflix and were astonished at our corrupt childhoods as well. Good for all of us.

karen said...

These care freakin' amazing. There is something inside for everyone. As soon as the sun goes down today, I'm firing the oven up!!

Tiffany said...

These sound awesome.... How many cupcakes does the recipe make?

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