Simple Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Crunch Frosting Recipe

Kids and moms love chocolate cupcakes right? Any excuse to get some chocolate in our busy mom days! Kids Activities Blog took that chocolate craving and got creative. We came up with a chocolaty, crunchy cupcake that reminded us of a crunchy peanut butter cup — mmm…

Simple Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Crunch Frosting Recipe by Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make chocolate crunch cupcakes with peanut butter crunch frosting!

let’s make Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Crunch Frosting Recipe

This creativity produced a rich and crunchy cupcake that pleases kids and adults! It’s not the prettiest, or the daintiest, but it sure packs some flavor!

Get your kiddos involved with this fun recipe and let them place the extra candy on top and lick the frosting bowl!

For your garnish on top, any round, crunchy chocolate will do.

We made sure this cupcake had crunch all through it — even in the frosting! Ready for this recipe a try and enjoy some crunchy, chocolate goodness?

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Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Crunch Frosting ingredients

For the Cake:

  • One box chocolate cake mix
  • Two bars Nestle Crunch, crushed into small pieces
  • Three eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Additional chocolate candies for garnish

Directions to make Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Crunch Frosting

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, prepare batter as directed on the cake box.

Step 2

Now, add crushed chocolate bars.

Step 3

Next, bake according to directions on the cake box and let cool.

Step 4

While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting by mixing butter, shortening, and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

Step 5

Next, add peanut butter, milk, and vanilla. Continue to mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Step 6

Now, carefully pipe peanut butter frosting onto cupcakes.

Step 7

Garnish with chocolate candies.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Simple Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Crunch Frosting Recipe

chocolate crunch cupcakes

This cupcake is simple and quick to make. Family and friends will love the chocolate and crunch goodness!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • One box chocolate cake mix
  • Two bars Nestle Crunch, crushed into small pieces
  • Three eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil

For the Frosting

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Additional chocolate candies for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, prepare batter as directed on the cake box.
  2. Now, add crushed chocolate bars.
  3. Next, bake according to directions on the cake box and let cool.
  4. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting by mixing butter, shortening and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  5. Next, add peanut butter, milk and vanilla. Continue to mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Now, carefully pipe peanut butter frosting onto cupcakes.
  7. Garnish with chocolate candies.

How do you cure your chocolate cravings? Let us know how your family thinks about this recipe!

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