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Nutter Butter Stuffed Cupcakes

I lost the cord to my camera so this will have to be with only my few phone pictures I took until I replace or uncover that darn cord!

My dad sent me a box of goodies the other day and an all time favorite was in there: Nutter Butter Bites! Although I love the cookies themselves, I was in the mood for cake and I haven’t played with “filling” cupcakes yet so why not give this a shot? Glad I took the chance because this experiment was SO worth it.

I used  homemade yellow cake batter but you can use a box if preferred.

Yellow Cake:

  • 3/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup milk

Filling:

  • 1 bag of Nutter Butter Bites
  • Creamy peanut butter

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/4 cup of confection sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of milk, or as needed

Line cupcake pan. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, then add in eggs and vanilla. Slowly mix in dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt, adding some of the milk with each ingredient.

I used a mini-cupcake pan so I spooned in less than a full teaspoon of batter to each cup.  You just want a light base before placing the Nutter Butter Bite on top. Then over the cookie I dropped about 1/4 of a teaspoon of creamy peanut butter.

Spoon a teaspoon, or so, of batter over the peanut butter and cookie to cover them. The cups should still be only 3/4 full.

I also tried this in a regular cupcake pan. Line the cup with 1 tablespoon of batter, then place 2-3 Bites or 1/2 of regular Nutter Butter. Top cookies with about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter. Finally, spoon another tablespoon or more of batter over to fill to 3/4.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Regular size about 18-22 minutes.

Frosting: Mixed together peanut butter, powder sugar, and soften butter. Add in milk as needed to get the consistency you prefer.

Get a glass of milk and enjoy!

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Peanut Butter and Apple Cookies

Ingredients

Apples and Peanut butter are by far my favorite snack. I’m SO excited about this cookie. I found myself testing, err, TASTING the batter a lot with this one.

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 Cup vanilla granola clusters
  • 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (not pictured –  Ooops!)
  • 1 Cup diced apples (I used red delicious – This only took 1 apple)
  • Roll cookies in:
  • 2/3 cups of Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon

Mix Sugars and Butter first

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugars together using either hand mixer or stand mixer. Then add the egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Mix together thoroughly.

Add in the dry ingredients: Flour, granola, salt and baking powder. Mix in slowly.

Peel, core and then dice the apple. I purposely diced mine in different sizes. Nothing bigger than 1/4″ pieces.

Add in apples using the lowest setting. Use spoon to scoop out the batter and roll it in the cinnamon sugar mix (If you prefer roll in just sugar). Placed on greased cookie sheet.

Press with tines of the fork to make an X on top of the cookies.

Place them in the oven for 9 minutes. Depending on the size of the cookies they may need to bake a little longer.

Allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Then DIG IN!

Nom nom nom