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A couple of days ago I was at Walmart buying my sweet husband birthday and Valentine’s Day card, (yep… he’s a Valentine’s day baby) and I saw these awesome new Butterfinger Cups! Every year we go to a friends house to watch the BIG Basketball Game in March and I always bring dessert. It’s a pretty big deal so I plan and test my recipe way ahead of the event. This year my life is super crazy busy so I know this year’s dessert has to be really easy to make. But it also has to be AMAZINGLY yummy! It only took me a few seconds to realize that these Butterfinger Cups were going to be the star of this year’s dessert!
Once I really thought about it I knew I was going to make a brownie cupcake with a surprise Butterfinger Cup inside! I’m known for being a peanut butter baker and I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like a combo of chocolate and peanut butter. These will wow even your biggest basketball fan and make them stop watching the game (even for a moment) and swoon over the flavors! I don’t stop there though, I take it up a notch and add a vanilla and peanut butter swirl frosting on top. If have to transport these I like to add the frosting to them when I get to where I’m going!
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Butterfinger Cups- Buy more than you need to snack on them. Trust me!
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 tbs. of vanilla extract
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
- 1 cup of Smooth Peanut Butter
- Add all dry ingredients to a bowl.
- Add all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Line cupcake pans with liners and spray with nonstick spray.
- Pour a small amount of batter in each cupcake pan, place one Butterfinger cup on the batter, then cover with more batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Do not overcook.
- Beat the butter, vanilla extract, sugar and evaporated milk till fluffy. Add more or less sugar depending on the thickness you want for the frosting.
- Add the frosting into a gallon sized plastic bag and the cup of peanut butter and squish it a bit to mingle, but not totally combined.
- Cut off a corner of the bag and pipe on the frosting.
- Top with a half of a Butterfinger Cup.
- Eat the other half!
The best way to eat these is to enjoy them right after your team makes their first score! Take the paper off, eat all the frosting and then start in on the brownie! Once you get to the Butterfinger Cup shout out SLAM DUNK!
How do you celebrate the big basketball game? Do you throw a party? Go to a friends house? I’d love to hear all about it!
Those cupcakes look amazing! And I have got to try these new Butterfingers.
Thanks! The Butterfinger Cups are creamy with just a touch of crunch! So yummy!
Yum!! I want some of those right now. I’m a huge fan of Butterfingers!
I wish I could sent you some through the computer 🙂
I love cupcakes but my fosting never turns out like that! LOL your cupcakes look amazing and who doesn’t love Butterfingers!?
Thanks! I’ve been practicing the frosting for years LOL!
Yummy, love Butterfingers, what a nice accent to your yummy cupcakes!
My husband would love these. He is a huge Butterfinger fan!
Ellen, they are totally man desserts 🙂 My husband loves them too!
Oh those cupcakes look absolutely amazing! I seriously LOVE the new Butterfinger Cups! They are so delicious. I haven’t tried any recipes with them yet because they don’t last long enough in my house before they get eaten. lol.
I hear you Amber! They were hard to not eat and save for the recipe!
I finally tried this new candy bar and oh my word they are delicious. Nice cupcakes!
Thanks Angela! I think they are pretty good too!
Oh Heather…I saw these on Facebook earlier and was drooling all over them. They look amazing!
Thank you Wendy! They were fun to make!
My my… these just look too good!!! Definitely a slam dunk!
I haven’t seen those butterfinger cups yet, but I’m already imagining all the recipes I can use them in! I’m sure my kids would love them plain as well.
I hope you can find them Pam! I think they will be more readily available soon!
Love Butterfingers but haven’t tried the new cups yet. These cupcakes look delicious!
Thanks Sharon! The cups are yummy and a fun treat!
I would love surprises if they were all as great as butterfinger cups in these cupcakes!! Fun recipe: )
Oh these look amazing. 🙂 My favorite peanut butter cups.
my husband would marry me again if I made these for him. maybe if he’s lucky…
LOL! He would for sure Brett!
These look delicious! I would totally love one as I work tonight, or two 🙂
Yum! I am hooked on the Butterfinger cups! So good
chocolate and peanut butter! this is fantastic! cupcakes are our favorite!
Oh!! These look AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! I’ll be over for the big game. Would you like me to bring anything?
Those look yummy! I love cupcakes, I love the new Butterfingers Cups. So I totally would love these, I’m sure 🙂
Wow! These look AMAZING!! Yum!!! I want one! #client
I am SO coming over. Please have a tray ready for me!! #Client
You just ruined my diet! LOL. They look amazing!
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