Monday, December 12, 2011

These are not cupcakes

These are not cupcakes.  Cupcakes require cake and frosting, and these have neither.  

These are peanut butter milky way blondie cups.  They are a blondie base, with peanut butter and bits of Milky Way bar mixed in, and cooked in a mini muffin pan.  I stuck a slices of Milky Way on top after they baked, just because I had extras, and I thought it would be cute. I’m sure you could bake these in a rectangular pan and cut them up like regular blondies if you wanted to.  But the cups are so much cuter!

I made these for a coworker’s birthday.  We had a big show that day, and I knew this would make a lot and be easy for the crew to eat on the go.  They were very popular.  I barely got a couple for myself!!

The original recipe says to bake these in a regular muffin pan, but they are really rich, so I highly recommend making them in a mini muffin pan.  If you make them in the mini pan, shorten the baking time (I think mine took 12 minutes, but every oven is different - check them after 10 minutes).  Otherwise, these were super easy, and so good.  Make them. Make them soon!

Peanut Butter Milky Way Blondie Cups

Source: The Sweets Life
Makes about 70 mini cups

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

1 cup Milky Way fun-sized candy bars, coarsely chopped (about 10 ten fun-sized bars), plus more for garnish if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Add butter and sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter until melted and set aside for another 5 minutes to cool.
  3. Whisk in the eggs and the vanilla extract with the peanut butter mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together salt, flour and baking powder. Add dry ingredients all at once to the wet ingredients, stirring just until incorporated. Mix in chopped candy.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffing pan, filling each cup about ¾ of the way full. Bake for 10-15 minutes for mini cups, until a toothpick comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake - err on the side of underbaking. Remove blondie cups and cool completely on a wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. These are so going on my "to make" list! Yummy!!!