I should tell you from the start – these cupcakes do not actually have Snickers in them. So if you’re looking for a cupcake with candy inside, this isn’t it. However, if you’re looking for a cupcake that is insanely delicious and very reminiscent of a Snickers bar, then you’ve found it.
I took one of my favorite cupcake recipes and morphed it into this recipe, and the result was out of this world good. Rich chocolate cupcakes are filled with caramel and peanuts and then topped with a fluffy peanut butter frosting that mimics the flavor and texture of nougat. Believe me when I say these are some of the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. I shared one with Eric as soon as I was done making them, and I immediately regretted asking him if he wanted half. And now I’m waiting for a reasonable hour to have another one. I’m not sure how I’d explain to Clara that it was okay for mommy to eat a cupcake for breakfast, so here’s to lunchtime desserts!
Though the ingredient list does look long, these cupcakes come together fairly quickly. Make the caramel while the cupcakes are baking, then make the frosting as they cool. You can even enlist a helper to fill the cupcakes for you. Clara loved helping me do this, but that could be because she got to lick the extra caramel off her hands when she was done.
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Full disclosure: I received the following OXO tools in order to make these cupcakes: Non-Stick Pro 12 Cup Muffin Pan, Cupcake Icing Knife, and 4 Piece Baker’s Silicone Decorating Bottle Kit. All opinions expressed here are, as always, my own.
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