Peanut Butter Cups

Imagine your favorite peanut butter cookie crossed with a perfect cupcake and you've got the idea behind this charming recipe. Just before baking, tuck a mini-candy inside each cupcake for a creamy surprise.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup milk
1/3
cup shortening
1/3
cup peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
24
miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except peanut butter cups with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Press 1 peanut butter cup into batter in each cup until top edge of candy is even with batter.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 28 minutes or until tops spring back when touched near center. Cool 5 minutes; remove from muffin cups. Serve warm or cool.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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