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Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Cupcakes by JavaCupcake.comThese cupcakes came together on a whim this morning.  I was making the chocolate cake layer for an upcoming cake project and had extra batter so I made 10 chocolate cupcakes.   About a week ago I bought a bag of Peanut Butter M&M (under the influence of PMS HAHA!) and thought that they’d make an excellent addition to a peanut butter filling for chocolate cupcakes.  But… as I was whipping up the filling I realized that what I was making would make an even better frosting! So these Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Cupcakes were born!

You can use any chocolate cupcake recipe you want for these.  Heck, use a box mix.  Cause let’s be honest here… it’s the frosting that’s the highlight of these cupcakes.  Giant mound of peanut buttery, chunky candy goodness.  I even used crunchy peanut butter for this frosting to add a little texture to each bite!


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Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Use this recipe ! It makes 2-3 dozen cupcakes so either HALF this recipe of DOUBLE the frosting recipe.

Peanut Butter M&M Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 heaping cup crunchy peanut butter (I used JIF)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter M&M's
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter M&M's for garnish


  1. Prepare your chocolate cupcakes and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  2. Using a food processor, crush 1/2 cup of M&Ms until they are broken into very fine pieces. Remove from food processor and set aside. Repeat with 1/4 cup of M&M's and set aside for garnish.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, using your hand mixer on high, cream together the peanut butter and butter.
  4. Add half the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Mix in the vanilla, salt, and milk.
  5. Add the remaining powdered sugar and combine until incorporated. Turn your mixer to high and whip for 1-2 minutes until the frosting lightens in color and becomes fluffy.
  6. Add the 1/2 cup crushed M&Ms and mix until incorporated.
  7. Using an open star tip, pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Sprinkle more crushed M&Ms on top and garnish with a single M&M in the center of the frosting.
  8. Eat and enjoy!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Wow these look so delish! I am a fan of anything with peanut butter and cupcake in the title!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Saturday 11th of May 2013

Oh my, that frosting! TO DIE FOR.

Betsy Eves

Saturday 11th of May 2013

Seriously... it was AMAZEBALLS!!! <3

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

Friday 10th of May 2013

The frosting looks like I would need a spoon and I would probs end up with unfrosted cupcakes! LOL

Betsy Eves

Friday 10th of May 2013

Yeah.... I almost didn't have enough frosting cause that's what I did too! hehe

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Thursday 9th of May 2013

SO good!

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