Snickers Cupcakes

Snickers Cupcakes

 

Chocolate, caramel, nugget, and peanuts – oh how this combination satisfies!  Just like the Snickers’ commercials suggest, the Snickers make these a satisfying cupcake.

It’s a chocolate cupcake with a surprise Snickers bite inside.  It has a caramel frosting and is topped with more Snickers pieces and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips.

Most importantly, make sure you buy enough Snickers bites for inside the cupcakes and to cut into pieces to lay on top.  Also, buy some extra, because it’s nearly impossible not to snack on some while making and baking these cupcakes.

Directions:

Chocolate Cupcake:

Any favorite Devils Food recipe will do (even a box cake mix).  After placing paper in muffin tins, fill the muffin cups with about 1 tablespoon of batter – enough to cover the bottom of the muffin paper.  Next, place a Snickers Bite on top of the batter in such a way that the candy is centered and is perfectly parallel to the bottom of the muffin tin.  Place another heaping tablespoon of batter on top of the candy.  Smooth out the batter on top of the candy.  The entire muffin cup, candy included, should be filled about to 2/3 to 3/4.  You probably with be able to make a few more cupcakes than you normally do with the same mix.  Reduce your baking time by 5 minutes and carefully watch.  A cupcake is done when you touch the top and the cupcake springs bake a little.

Caramel Frosting  (no need to double frosting recipe – I always plan for lots)

2 sticks butter

1/2 cup caramel sauce

1/2 tsp salt

4 cups powdered sugar

Beat butter, caramel sauce, and salt until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar slowly and beat until a fluffy frosting forms.  Pipe immediately.

HAPPY BAKING!

 

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