Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Snickers Cupcakes

Snickers Cupcakes
Idea from The Food Network Magazine Jan/Feb 2010 Issue

I recently subscribed to the Food Network Magazine. The first issue I received was filled with great ideas. I adapted their recipe for what I had on had plus I wanted to use my own creative twist.

your favorite chocolate cake recipe for 24 cupcakes
1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
1/2 cup caramel topping
1/2 cup chocolate melts
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners. Prepare your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe per recipe directions. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full with cake mixture. Sprinkle 6 to 10 peanuts over each cupcake. Drizzle caramel topping over peanuts. Fill cupcakes with additional cake mixture until 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 21 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Mix remaining caramel topping with marshmallow fluff to resemble the nougat layer of a Snickers candy bar. Top each cupcake with "nougat". Sprinkle 6 to 10 peanuts over each cupcake. Heat chocolate melts in the microwave until melted (approximately 1 minute on high, stirring frequently). Drizzle chocolate over each cupcake. Place cupcakes in freezer for a few minutes or until chocolate hardens. Serve immediately.

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