Whenever I get a craving for something sweet, I go through phases of what I want. Sometimes it’s cookies, other times cake, rarely pie and currently, it’s cupcakes. I don’t indulge in cupcakes very often because I’m too lazy to go out and buy one and making a dozen for myself is just too indulgent. Luckily, I had a bbq coming up this weekend so I decided to make a batch for my friends and me to enjoy. Now I didn’t want any ordinary cupcake, no sir. I wanted this to be something that would hit the spot and satisfy my craving once and for all. The solution? Chocolate dipped nutter butter cookies with a vanilla buttercream frosting! These cupcakes are rich with multiple flavors all in one bite – just what I’m looking for.
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To create these dipped nutter butter cupcakes, I put together a peanut butter cupcake for the base, topped it with a basic vanilla frosting and dipped it in chocolate ganache. What makes it a nutter butter cupcake? The addition of the cookies in the batter, of course! I tried nutter butter for the first time for these cupcakes and man, oh man, are they delicious! Sure, they’re just peanut butter cookies, but there’s something about them that makes them very addicting. Now if you’re more sensitive to sugar, you can skip the dipping part and finish the cupcakes with the frosting. I wanted to make these cupcakes a bit more special so I froze them until the frosting was set than dipped them a lovely ganache.
Make sure the frosting is fully set before dipping or the chocolate will melt the frosting right off.
Top them with a mini nutter butter and the cupcakes are finished! These were best fresh as are all cupcakes. I tasted one two days later and because the cupcakes were refrigerated, the nutter butter garnishes had softened and the cupcakes themselves were a bit on the drier side. However, make these fresh and serve them to your guests and there won’t be any leftovers to worry about!
A peek into the inside…yum…
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