Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

These are moist peanut butter cupcakes with mini peanut butter cups in them, topped with melted milk chocolate and chopped peanuts. I was looking for a chocolate-peanut butter cupcake recipe that wasn't too high in calories, but were still a decent size and delicious. I couldn't seem to find what I was looking for so decided to create my own! These were a hit with all my family and friends! Hope you all enjoy. Yum yum yum!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup water

  • 48 mini chocolate-covered peanut butter cups (such as Reese's®)

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips

  • cup chopped peanuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.

  2. Combine brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time until combined.

  3. Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Slowly beat into the creamed mixture. Pour in milk and water; stir until batter is thick and smooth. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins. Press 2 mini peanut butter cups into each cupcake.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are firm and begin to pull away from the sides of the tin, 20 to 25 minutes.

  5. Pile 15 to 20 chocolate chips over each cupcake. Return to the oven until chocolate chips start to melt, about 1 minute. Spread melted chocolate over the cupcakes and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
14g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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