Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes


Let children choose their favorite flavor of jam for topping these incredibly rich and wonderful peanut butter cupcakes. To make 2/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs, place 6 whole crackers in a zip-top plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 23 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • cup shortening

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup milk

  • 24 bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups

  • Raspberry or strawberry jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, and baking powder; set aside.

  2. In a very large mixing bowl beat peanut butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Gradually add sugar, beating on medium speed until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to peanut butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

  3. Spoon a rounded tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin cup. Unwrap peanut butter cups and place 1 in each muffin cup on top of the batter. Spoon remaining batter into muffin cups to cover peanut butter cups. Bake in the preheated oven about 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near edges comes out clean (cupcakes may have a slight indentation). Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Spoon a small amount of jam on top of each cupcake. Makes 24 cupcakes.

    Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 6g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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