Easy Peasy Reeses Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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These Reeses Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes are great for those who are super busy! They start with a boxed cake mix and and then end with a topped seasonal candy – they really couldn’t be any easier. The Oreo crumb topped peanut butter frosting add a great texture and make for a more interesting flavor combination.  

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Easy Peasy Reeses Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Granted you can only get these Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Pumpkins in the fall, but you can get their hearts, eggs, and /or holiday trees at other times of the year. Just switch up the color of the frosting to match whatever holiday theme you are going for.

We pair that yummy chocolate peanut butter treat with homemade peanut butter frosting. The colored frosting is what sets off the chocolate covered treat to perfection. Instead of orange, you could use red, light blue, or even dark green food coloring to set it all off perfectly.

While this recipe starts off with a chocolate cake mix, you could easily use our basic chocolate cupcake recipe too.

You will need:
 
For the Chocolate Cupcakes
1 box double chocolate cake mix
4 large eggs- room temp
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
 
For the Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp.milk
1 cup crushed Oreos
 
Vanilla ( orange ) frosting:
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
3 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk
1 drop orange food coloring
12 Reeses pumpkins
 
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 2 regular muffin tins with double cupcake liners. (2 liners for each cupcake)
In a large bowl add your cake mix, milk, eggs, oil and Greek yogurt.
Mix until smooth.
Scoop the batter into cupcake pans, filling the liners 3/4 of the way full.
Bake cupcakes for 18-20 minutes or until done.
Allow to cool before frosting.
 
Peanut Butter Frosting:
In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter, and peanut butter.
Beat until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
Beat until combined.
Add milk and mix until light and fluffy.
 
Easy Peasy Reeses Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes in process with peanut butter frosting
 
Frost cupcakes only a little bit to be able to dip in the Oreos.
 
 
Take each cupcake and dip into the crushed Oreos.
 
 
Orange Vanilla Frosting:
In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter, and vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
Add powdered sugar.
Beat until combined.
Add milk, orange food coloring and mix until light and fluffy.
 
 
Frost with the vanilla ( orange frosting )
Place the Reeses pumpkin on top.
 

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