These Peanut Butter Chocolate Owl Cupcakes are a hoot! A moist and dense peanut butter cupcake is topped with chocolate frosting, peanut butter candies, cookies and peanuts for a deliciously easy and festive fall dessert.
We’ve officially had a few cool days here in Missouri and that’s enough to get almost everyone I know excited about fall! My family celebrated the first weekend of 70 degree weather with a bonfire and a weenie roast! If you’re as excited about fall as I am, then you’re going to love these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Owl Cupcakes.
Moist and dense peanut butter cupcakes are topped with a rich, but easy to make chocolate frosting before the finishing touches of mini Nilla wafers, Reese’s Pieces candy, and peanuts are added to make these cute owl cupcakes. We’ve got so much peanut butter and chocolate goodness in these they are like Reese’s cups in the form of a cupcake.
Reasons to love these Peanut Butter Chocolate Owl Cupcakes:
- They are super easy to make.
- You don’t need to have great piping skills. Anyone can make these.
- All the toppings and decorations go along with the flavor of the cupcakes and frosting.
- They work for Fall, Harvest parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and birthdays!
- You can make a “cheater” version with store bought cupcakes if you’re short on time. No judgment here!
These cupcakes bake up soft, dense, moist and rich like a pound cake. The recipe calls for buttermilk, but feel free to make some DIY buttermilk by replacing one Tablespoon of the milk with lemon juice or cider vinegar and letting it sit for a few minutes if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand. I prefer to use creamy peanut butter for this recipe, but if chunky is all you have on hand that will work too. However, lowfat peanut butter will not work.
The chocolate frosting that goes with these is a breeze to whip up, but it gets a crust to it pretty quickly so you want to get the decorations put on right as you pipe each cupcake for the best results.
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For the Chocolate Frosting
For the Decorations
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